Lifeguards Wanted — Cash Bonuses

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is currently hiring its seasonal cohort of full-time lifeguard positions for all state swimming areas including: surf beaches such as Roger Wheeler and Misquamicut; non-surf beaches such as Goddard Memorial State Park; and freshwater beaches such as Lincoln Woods State Park. And this year they are sweetening the deal with bonuses:

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that it is offering one-time sign-on and retention bonuses of $500 each and hourly pay increases of between 10% and almost 15% to lifeguards this summer.

Lifeguard pay ranges from $14 to $18.75 an hour based on location, experience, and position level. The raises range from 10.7% (from $14 to $15.50 for Lifeguard I jobs) to 14% (from $16 to $18.75 for Seasonal Supervising Lifeguard positions). All lifeguard candidates must receive state certification and have successfully completed courses and hold valid cards in lifeguard training, first aid, and CPR including infant, child, and adult.

How to qualify for the whole $1,000:

Lifeguards who submit a complete application packet including all required documents and are hired by June 24, 2023, will be eligible to receive a one-time, $500 sign-on bonus. Lifeguard staff who remain in good standing throughout the course of their employment, who have not taken more than five unapproved days off over the summer, and remain employed until Sept. 4, 2023, will be eligible for a one-time, $500 retention bonus. The anticipated pay date for the sign-on bonus is July 21, 2023, and the retention bonus pay date is Sept. 29, 2023.


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