According to News Center Maine, the situation is dire at Maine beaches with so many lifeguard positions to fill. The lack of lifeguards creates a, "swim at your own risk" situation that can be deadly in rip currents and other situations. It takes a group of people to rescue a person, lifeguards are the way to ensure safety.

The applications aren't coming in so the state is stepping up with a pay increase of up to $15 an hour, well above minimum wage, the news station reported. They are also offering to reimburse applicants for the cost of their certification and to recertify lifeguards that have gone through American Red Cross certifications, but that have lapsed.

More? You want More?! Ok! The state is also willing to split the work week with "job shares" for the 40 hour per week gig.

Here's who is hiring:

  • Reid State Park
  • Sebago Lake State Park
  • Popham Beach State park
  • Ferry Beach State Park
  • Swan Lake State Park
  • Mt. Blue State Park
  • Damariscotta Lake State Park
  • Range Pond State Park

Interested? Apply here.