St. Johns County Lifeguard Program
How to Apply
Applicants must be minimum age of 18 and have attended Marine Rescue Academy, or hold valid USLA Certification.
We do not accept paper applications or resumés. To submit an application for employment use our Marine Rescue Online Application System.
LIFEGUARD I - MARINE RESCUE
St. Johns County Marine Rescue is currently seeking qualified Lifeguards. These seasonal positions primarily concerned with emergency and non-emergency activities inclusive of water and emergency medical rescue components of Marine Rescue operations. Routinely patrols supervised swimming areas, ensuring that all activities are in order. Patrols unsupervised swimming areas periodically for hazard identification mitigation. Answers questions and assist the general public regarding beach and water safety matters. Maintain the readiness and ability to quickly respond. Performs and/or assists in mitigation of situations requiring emergency or non emergency intervention. Minimum age - 18 years old Minimum Physical Requirements. Annual Medical Screening and Questionnaire. Pre - employment physical test. ½ mile run in 3:30 or less. 500 meter open water swim in 10:00 or less. 400 meter open paddle on a rescue board in 5:30 or less. Waterman ship skills. Tread water 10:00. Underwater swim 15 yards. Dive and retrieve object from a minimum depth of 10 feet. Minimum Hazmat Certification - certified as having completed the requirements of Hazardous Material training in relation to a first responder. Blood borne Pathogens Training - Certified as having completed a course of minimum instruction in minimizing exposure to blood borne pathogens and is familiar with the Department's blood borne pathogen program. Ocean Lifeguard and Surf Rescue Training - Certified as having completed the requirements of surf rescue training as approved by the United States Life Saving Association and Saint John’s County Fire Rescue. An acceptable driving record in accordance with Department policy. EVOC. Complete Department Certification Course. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license with a satisfactory driving record. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Hourly rate $11.71. For more information, please contact Amy Land, Marine Rescue (904) 209-1700. St. Johns County Marine Rescue employs seasonal staff during the summer months from May to the end of September. Individuals wishing to work with Marine Rescue should contact Marine Rescue (904) 209-1700. Qualifications * Age: Minimum of 18 and possess a valid driver's license. * Swim: 500 meters in less than 10:00 minutes * Run: 1/2 mile in less than 3:30 minutes * Complete all required paperwork. If you have any questions please check out the Marine Rescue section of the Fire Rescue website: www.sjcfl.us or visit Marine Rescue Recruitment on Facebook. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
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Deadline: Posted Until Filled
Marine Rescue Academy
The Marine Rescue Academy is a requirement to work for St. Johns County Marine Rescue.
- Lifeguard Academy Training Waiver (PDF)
- Lifeguard Recurrent Training Waiver (PDF)
- SJC Marine Rescue Pre-Employment Physical Exam Form (PDF)
- Age: Minimum of 18 and possess a valid driver's license.
- Swim: 500 meters in < 10:00 minutes
- Run: 1/2 mile in < 3:30 minutes
For more information check out our Marine Rescue Recruitment page on Facebook, or contact Amy Land at (904) 209-0340.
For Junior Lifeguard Program information, click here.