Mayor Solomon announces summer job opportunities for Warwick students

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced today that the City is offering summer employment opportunities for Warwick students. Available positions include summer laborers, beach litter crew members and lifeguards.

“I am so pleased that the City is able to offer this terrific opportunity to all qualified students throughout our community,” Solomon said. “It’s a great way for kids to earn money and enjoy the outdoors while providing valuable services for our residents during the summer season.”

To be eligible, applicants must be Warwick residents who plan to continue their education full-time in September.

Summer laborer positions are being offered through the Department of Public Works for students age 18 and older at a rate of $10.50 per hour. These jobs are 40 hours per week.

Students age 14 through 17 are invited to apply to work on beach litter crews. These positions are 20 hours per week at a rate of $10.50 per hour.

The deadline for applying for summer laborer and beach litter crew positions is Friday, May 24, 2019. Due to the popularity of the program, jobs will be filled by lottery. Applicants must be present at the lottery in order to be eligible. The Personnel Department will notify all applicants of the date and location of the lottery after the May 24 application deadline has passed. 

Lifeguards are needed for all city outdoor and indoor swimming facilities, including Oakland Beach, City Park and Conimicut beaches as well as McDermott pool.

Lifeguard positions are seasonally full-time or part-time and include weekend and holiday hours at a rate of $13-$15 per hour, based on experience. Scheduled shifts will begin in June and run through Labor Day.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and must bring a photo ID with verification of date of birth to apply. Both Warwick residents and non-residents are invited to apply for the lifeguard positions. Preference will be given to Warwick residents.

All candidates must show proof of valid training cards or certificates of completion in first aid, and appropriate CPR, which includes adult, infant, and child CPR training. These must be original, up-to-date cards or certificates of completion, and not due to expire before September 30, 2019. Those who do not have not completed training may attend sessions offered by the City of Warwick in April/May 2019. Contact information for training will be available upon application. 

All candidates must pass the lifeguard certification test and the non-surf certification test. Detailed information on Lifeguard and non-surf Certification requirements is available at: www.riparks.com.   

Lifeguard applications must be received before May 13.

Applications for all positions are available at the Warwick Personnel Department, located at the John Greene School, 51 Draper Avenue, Warwick, RI  02889. For additional information, call the Personnel Department at 738-2011.