If you, or someone you know, needs to get a summer job, but the idea of being cooped up in an office on a beautiful summer day doesn't strike your fancy, this is for you. The New York State Parks are looking for lifeguards for the upcoming summer season and the lifeguards exams will soon be held throughout the state.

While you can get all of the information needed to be a lifeguard at nysparks.com, here's a few details to see if this is right for you. You must be at least 16 years of age, have current certifications in several American Red Class classes including, but not limited to, Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED with waterfront skills module, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare providers, and Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED with Waterpark Skills module for any lifeguard working at a park with water slides.

In addition, a full criminal background check will be conducted, plus each candidate will need to successfully complete the practical examination and any other training programs offered by the agency. There are exams scheduled to take place beginning in March, get the complete list here.

Imagine, you could spend all summer outdoors and make people like me feel a lot safer that you are there.