Looking for a job where you can be at the beach and make a difference?
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Looking for a job where you can be at the beach and make a difference?
Okaloosa County Beach Safety is hiring for the 2018 season and according to Ross Carter, Okaloosa County’s beach training officer, finding people who make the grade is not an easy task.
“Every year we struggle to find active, competitive, goal-oriented individuals … This is a wonderful opportunity for people seeking an engaging seasonal job. We pay you well to be of service to the public and to be in the best shape of your life! Our team is composed of: Retired military, off-duty Fire Service, off-duty EMS, college students, active military, and those that have a full-time job but want to bring in some extra pay,” wrote Carter.
In order to qualify, lifeguards have to meet the following requirements at a tryout:
Returning Guard Requirements: 500-meter swim in 10 minutes or less, one-mile run in 10 minutes or less and a half-mile run in four minutes or less.
Rookie/Academy Training Requirements: 500-meter swim in 12 minutes or less, one-mile run in 11 minutes or less and a half-mile run in five minutes or less.
If you qualify, lifeguards can make $14-$15.50 an hour.
Applicants will be contacted by Beach Safety staff to schedule a day for a tryout after the completed application is received.
For more information, visit www.okaloosabeachsafety.org or call Carter at 850-855-0625 with any questions.