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Posted on: March 8, 2023

City of NMB Hiring Lifeguards


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – How would you like to have every workday be a beach day? It's possible. The City of North Myrtle Beach is actively hiring lifeguards for the 2023 summer season. 


Lifeguards work May through October along nine miles of beautiful sand in North Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue Officers are visiting colleges across the Southeast recruiting lifeguards and hiring J-1 Visa students. 


The City provides paid training (United States Lifesaving Association), paid certifications, and uniforms. Training typically takes around 10 days starting in the classroom, then moving to the beach. 


Pay starts at $16 per hour and every day is like being on vacation.


Strong swimmers that can swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less are needed. Lifeguards patrolling the beach will assist with several activities including, first aid, water rescues, and helping find children that are separated from their family members.


Check out the link below to watch some amazing videos of what you can expect during lifeguard training and the daily activities. The NMB Ocean Rescue YouTube section also includes tips on how to pass the swimming test.


NMB Ocean Rescue - YouTube


There are several job opportunities for anyone interested in becoming a Lifeguard with North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue. Click the links below to apply:


Job Opportunities | Sorted by Job Title ascending | Employment Opportunities (

North Myrtle Beach, SC | Official Website (


You can also apply to become a NMB Ocean Rescue Lifeguard through Handshake,, and other online employment search services.


Job description below:

General Statement of Job

Under regular supervision, performs responsible life-saving work in the Ocean Rescue Division. Work involves using independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, exercising safety practices and procedures. 


Minimum Training and Experience

Must at least be in high school and minimum age 16, good physical condition; possession of all members of both upper and lower extremities; must have vision correctable to 20/20; good character and reputation; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience. Must have a valid driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain training as specified by the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA). Successfully complete certification in one-person adult, two-person adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including obstructed airway training. Will receive no less than 21 hours of Red Cross First Aid Training.


Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to operate and utilize first responder and CPR/ first aid equipment. Must be able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to fifty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to twenty pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of ten to one hundred pounds. Must be able to swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less.


All applicants will be required to pass pre-employment testing which will be provided by the City physician. 

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