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State DEEP hiring for seasonal jobs at beaches, parks


HARTFORD – The CT Department of Energy and Environmen­tal Protection is now taking applicants to join its seasonal workforce. A wide variety of jobs are available that combine spending time outdoors, conserving and providing access to the state’s most beautiful areas, and serving as introducti­ons to potential careers at DEEP, according to a statement, and benefit from recently raised hourly rates, ranging from $15 to $19/hour.

DEEP is actively seeking to diversify its workforce agencywide, to attract a workforce that is more representa­tive of our state’s population. Seasonal positions are a great introducti­on to working at DEEP and a potential career working in the outdoors – in such areas as scientific research, conservati­on, forestry, outdoor recreation, and law enforcemen­t, according to officials.

“Our state parks, forests, and boat launches are more popular than ever, and seasonal opportunit­ies are a great way to ignite a passion in conservati­on and recreation, gain experience in a new field, or lead to a career in the outdoors,” DEEP Commission­er Katie Dykes said. “Having a DEEP staff that represents and serves all of Connecticu­t is a top priority, so it’s critical that seasonal opportunit­ies and recruitmen­t efforts introduce DEEP to a wide range of people.”

To assist with navigating the wide array of seasonal opportunit­ies offered, DEEP offers a seasonal employment webpage. This user-friendly webpage divides opportunit­ies up by area of interest (Fisheries, Wildlife, Boating, Parks & Forests, Lifeguardi­ng, and others), as well as by location. To fill these positions with a diverse group of staff reflective of the diversity of the state, DEEP is working to raise awareness about the available opportunit­ies.

With 110 state parks and 32 state forests, positions include lifeguards, seasonal park rangers, maintenanc­e workers, interpreti­ve guides, and more! Some seasonal employees also assist DEEP profession­al staff in research projects for forestry, fisheries and wildlife management.

For more informatio­n, visit DEEP’s seasonal employment web page at DEEP/Human-Resources/Seasonal/Seasonal-Employment. Staff are available for interviews! DEEP is an Affirmativ­e Action/ Equal Employment Opportunit­y employer.

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