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Lifeguard Manager

Company: Sarasota County Government Careers
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Emergency Services

About Our Job

US News & World Reported that Sarasota, Florida is the number 1 place in Florida and Number 16 in the country for best places to live. We need your help to create wonderful experiences for residents and vacationing guests navigating Sarasota. We have an opening, and you can join this dedicated high-performing team of County professionals.

This is a non-certified, non-high risk, civilian position in operational management work overseeing and administrating the County Beach Lifeguard unit operation of county owned and/or operated beaches. This includes oversight of all unit functions, budget preparation and administration, establishing goals/objectives, accountability for unit outcomes, and supervision of staff including Lifeguard Supervisors.

Job Description:

  • Monitor day-to-day operations of County Beach Lifeguard operations. Hire, develop, and mentor staff, and provide guidance to Lifeguard Supervisors. Develop goals and objectives for the business unit. Prepare and administer employee performance evaluations.
  • Develop business plans and models and prepare and manage the annual budget. Develop and maintain informational reports. Coordinate and monitor inventory, purchasing, and receiving documentation.
  • Network with other internal and external customers in related area such as ,Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources. General Services, Department of Health, Human Resources, Mote Marine Laboratory, local Fire and Law Enforcement agencies, and the United States Coast Guard. Promote beneficial relationships with citizens, neighborhood associations and activity interest groups, including the design and delivery of group presentations.
  • Identify trends and develops knowledge of new techniques in the profession. Using resources of the United States Lifesaving Association, Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association, National Weather Services, and Centers for Disease Control.
  • Develop, implement, and administer policies and procedures. Maintain records and reports. Ensure business units compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Partners with Human Resources on employee relations issues or with other HR related matters, such as hiring or staffing models.
  • Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About You

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Open Water Beach Lifeguarding experience, Aquatic Programming and Open Water Beach Lifeguarding Management or related field and four (4) years of job-related experience. An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of job-related experience. Two or more years of supervisory experience required. Year-for-year experience may substitute for the college degree. Current certification as a CPR Instructor, First Aid Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor and First Responder certificate required and must be maintained to remain in position Also, must obtain these certifications within six (6) months from date of hire: ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced professional certification highly desirable.

Job Competencies: Ability to manage self and staff in a high-performing, values driven organization. Skills in personnel management and lifesaving techniques. Skills in basic software applications, e-mail communications, internet, computer, copier, shredder, phones, faxes. Business writing and communication skills.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

About Everything Else

Pay: $60,174.40 - $79,788.80

This Posting is currently Open Until Filled

Employee Type:

At Will (Budgeted)


  • Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!
  • For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit for additional information.
  • Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.
  • Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco Free/Drug Free Workplace

Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.

Keywords: Sarasota County Government Careers, Sarasota , Lifeguard Manager, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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