PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County is accepting applications for lifeguards who would work this spring and summer at Fort De Soto, Sand Key and Fred Howard parks.
Positions are available for full-time and part-time seasonal employment from April through September. The lifeguards may be required to work 10-hour shifts.
The job pays $13.69 per hour for new lifeguards and higher for senior-level lifeguards. Lifeguards with EMT certification would see a five percent increase in salary.
Interested applicants must meet the following requirements:
- American Red Cross certifications (or equivalents): lifeguarding certification, current CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers, and first aid certification.
- Three months of responsible lifeguard experience within the last five years.
- Must complete a 500-meter swim under 10 minutes and a one-mile run under eight minutes and execute a simulated/staged open water rescue exercise successfully.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Position locations are subject to scheduling and staffing demands.
- Ability to work a variety of schedules, including compulsory work periods in special, emergency and/or disaster situations.
- Must possess a valid Florida driver license.
To apply, visit www.pinellascounty.org/careers
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