The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is looking for residents who are interested in becoming a seasonal lifeguard.
This position is open to anyone ages 16 and up who holds a current lifeguard certification and can pass the prerequisites. All candidates must be able to swim 300 yards, submerge to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, and tread water for two minutes.
The starting pay is $19 per hour, and returning lifeguards will start at an hourly rate of $20. In addition, the city is offering a retention bonus of $1,000 plus reimbursement of lifeguard certification program fees. To receive this bonus, staff must sign a contract with Human Resources, work a minimum of 24 hours each week, and miss no more than three scheduled days for the season.
The City of Ocala’s Aquatic Fun Centers will remain open for 11 weeks, beginning on Saturday, May 20 through Sunday, August 6.
Applications for the position of seasonal lifeguard are available online and will remain open until filled. To view the full job description, or to apply, visit the City of Ocala’s career opportunities webpage.
For more information, visit the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department website or call 352-368-5517.