PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County is hiring seasonal lifeguards.
The county is hiring full-time and part-time positions.
The pay range is $16.75 to $18.09 an hour for new lifeguards and $17.75 to $19.17 per hour for senior lifeguards. Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) can receive an additional 5%.
Life guards may be required to work 10-hour shifts.
The county confirmed it is currently working with a third of the staff it needs to cover, Fred Howard Park, Sand Key and Fort Desoto.
“While we are not able to provide full coverage every day, our highly skilled team is working to ensure the safety of our beachgoers. We have lifeguards at our beaches Thursdays through Sundays and on holidays,” a statement said.
The requirements are, according to a press release:
- American Red Cross lifeguarding certification, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
- Current CPR/AED and first aid certification
- Must complete 500-meter swim under 10 minutes and one-mile run under eight minutes
- Must be able to complete the 40-hours of training provided by Pinellas County Beach Patrol program
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Ability to work at county beach parks as schedule and staffing demands change
- Ability to work a variety of schedules including weekends and holidays, and compulsory work periods in special, emergency and/or disaster situations
- Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license
Those wanting to apply can go online.