Manatee County is in Desperate Need to Hire Lifeguards ASAP
Manatee County lifeguards respond to between 90 and 135 rescues at its public beaches each year. With tourism in the area booming, beach patrol officials said the staffing shortages are a constant concern.
Manatee County is actively hiring full-time, year-round lifeguards starting at $17.80 an hour with no experience necessary. If the candidate is eligible for the position, the county will provide training. EMTs qualify for a starting rate of $19.50 an hour.
Anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard in Manatee County can find more information here.