• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Lifeguard Pay Scale

2008 Lifeguards at Gulf Islands

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The salary for open water lifeguards at Gulf Islands NS depends on qualifications and experience.

Lifeguard GS-3: 6 months of general experience--$14.09 an hour

Lifeguard GS-4: 6 months general experience and 6 months specialized experience--$14.50 an hour

Lead Lifeguard GS-5: 1 year equivalent to at least a GS-4--$15.24

Did You Know?

15-inch Rodman cannon has a black barrel and maroon colored carriage.  It is located on Fort Massachusetts at Gulf Islands N S.

Two 19th-century 15-inch Rodman cannons are at Gulf Islands National Seashore. The bottle-shaped barrels were cooled from the inside out at the foundry to make them stronger than earlier cannon.