Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
March 15, 2019
The Fernandina Observer has learned that the City of Fernandina Beach is hiring as many as 42 full-time and 10 part-time lifeguards to protect Amelia Island’s pools, beaches and swimmers for the coming beach season. The city is recruiting under four separate job postings. Depending on qualifications, applicants may apply for:
Pool Lifeguard – 10 seasonal part-time, up to 29 hours per week
Pay Grade 117 ($8.15-$12.84)
Ocean Rescue Lifeguard I – 15 positions, up to 40 hours per week
Pay Grade 124 ($11.49-$18.10)
Ocean Rescue Lifeguard II -20 positions, up to 40 hours per week
Pay Grade 125 ($12.05-$18.95)
Ocean Rescue Lifeguard III – 7 positions, up to 40 hours per week
Pay Grade 126 ($12.68-$19.95)
Complete job postings listing minimum qualifications, a general description of the work, essential job functions and physical skills, and environmental conditions may be found on the city’s website at: http://www.fbfl.us/jobs.asp , where an application may also be downloaded.
A lifeguard doesn’t wait to take the leap. He jumps in.