Lifeguard (Part-Time)

Recruitment #1802-LIFGRDCOS1-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


This position is responsible for beach patrol and patron surveillance of open water swimming areas, maintenance, and grounds keeping of beach areas and parks.


Graduation from High School or possession of a GED certification; and
Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification; and
Possession of a current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification;
Possession of a current American Red Cross First Aid Certification.


Must be 16 years of age and current High School student; and
Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification; and
Possession of a current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification; and
Possession of a current American Red Cross First Aid Certification.


Heavy work - Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Must be fit enough to get in and out of the water quickly. 
  • Must be able to swim for a certain distance in a certain time.
  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

    • Provides patron surveillance of swimming area and enforces park policies, procedures, and rules to ensure the safety and well-being of the park patrons.
    • Responds to distressed swimmers and drowning victims.
    • Provides first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patrons during emergencies.
    • Maintains the beach grounds by renovating beach sand, weed eating, and maintaining buoy lines and beach area.
    • Performs maintenance such as painting, minor boardwalk repair, docks, fences, and other maintenance tasks.
    • Cleans and resupplies restroom, shelters, and picks up ground trash.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


      • Knowledge of applicable park regulations, ordinances, and beach rules.
      • Knowledge of American Red Cross lifeguard training methods and techniques.
      • Skill in American Red Cross Lifeguard techniques.
      • Skill in administering CPR and First Aid.
      • Skill in preparing and completing reports.
      • Ability to read and understand job related materials.
      • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.
      • Ability to maintain a current American Red Cross Life guarding, CPR, and First Aid Certifications.


        Veteran’s Preference:

        Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

        Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

        Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

        Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

        Response/Recovery Activities:

        Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*