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The North Bethany Beach Patrol requires its lifeguards to be team-oriented men and women capable of handling a variety of situations in adverse conditions with competence and professionalism. Lifeguards are required to have current American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR-AED and meet rigorous physical fitness standards. All applicants are required to pass a beach test consisting of a quarter mile soft sand run followed by a 500 meter ocean swim in a combined time of 10 minutes or less. Applicants not residing within the immediate area may submit a video link of a simulated beach test demonstrating their ability to complete the run/swim requirement by running a quarter mile on the inner most lane of a standard track and swimming 22 lengths of 25 yard pool or 20 lengths of a 25 meter pool in a combined time of 10 minutes or less. All new hires must still take and pass the actual beach test as a condition of employment but the run/swim video will suffice for application purposes. New employees must also pass a 60 day probationary period and are subject to drug screening.

Job Description and Compensation
Seasonal Full and PartTime positions available.

Position Summary: The Ocean Lifeguard will provide for the safety and well-being of all beach patrons.

Job Responsibilities: Maintains excellent community relations, enforces rules and regulations, provides emergency medical assistance, performs surf rescue operations, maintains excellent fitness standards by participating in daily workouts, maintains all beach patrol equipment, submits incident reports and performs other duties as assigned.

Compensation: We offer top pay, full and part-time positions, flexible work schedules, free uniforms, end of season lifeguard awards, opportunities to compete in local, regional and national lifeguard competitions and a team oriented work environment on one of the most picturesque beaches on the east coast.

How to apply: If you are interested in joining our team, please download and fill out the following forms.

  • 2018 NBBP Employment Application
  • IRS W-4
  • Maryland Form MW507
  • USCIS I-9

    Print, fill out the application in its entirety and mail with copies of certifications (that do not expire on or before 9/7/18) to the address below:

    Tom Perry, Chief-NBBP
    38391 Bluebird Lane Unit 394
    Selbyville, DE 19975-4639
    C: (443)-856-8005

    or scan the application and send as an email attachment to

    Make sure to include copies of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid and CPR/AED certifications as well as any other relevant certifications and a video link of your 1/4 mile run and 500 meter swim.


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