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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is primarily routine lake/beach patrol work, which also involves the responsible supervision of a number of summer personnel including lifeguards. Work is performed under general direction of the appointing authority. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Patrols lake area by boat to check that all boats on the lake have valid licenses;
  • Supervises lifeguards in the monitoring of swim area;
  • Supervises summer personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • Enforces safety rules and regulations;
  • Inspects beaches for cleanliness;
  • Directs beach and park maintenance and cleaning activities;
  • Maintains records and prepares reports;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be 
reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of water safety rules and regulations; working knowledge of safe boat operation; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to communicate effectively.


  1. High school graduation or possession of a comparable diploma and one (1) year of data processing experience; or
  2. Completion of a course in data processing and six (6) months of experience in the operation of data processing equipment; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.

2/86; 11/97; 1/09

Non-Competitive Class

Town of Putnam Valley/PT 

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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