Connecticut DEEP Announces Exciting Outdoor Work Opportunities Available, Expanded Salary Range This Year

DEEP is now hiring seasonal staff for 2022

Looking for a fun outdoor job this year? The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites you to apply to join our seasonal workforce!

Seasonal DEEP staff help protect bathers on our beaches; keep Connecticut outdoor spaces open, operational and maintained; help defend the state against wildfires; conduct fish and wildlife research; support our hatcheries and stocking programs; monitor water quality; assisting our specialist trade, construction and engineering units and fulfilling countless other important roles that keep the department running smoothly every season.

The agency is pleased to announce that the pay scale for many seasonal positions has expanded this year at the rates listed below:

  • Seasonal resource assistant $13 to $17.00/hr.
  • Lifeguard $13-$17.00/hr.
  • Lifeguard Supervisor $14-$18.00/hr.
  • Beach director $16 to $20/hr.

“Seasonal staff are critically important to the work we do at DEEP,” said DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes. “The seasonal workforce helps us deliver many of our programs and services to people in our state. I am thrilled that we are able to offer an expanded salary range this year for these incredibly important positions, working in the most beautiful places in our state. We hope you will consider applying to join our team for a fun and exciting outdoor work experience!

Seasonal positions can be a first step in an environmental career, at DEEP or elsewhere. Many DEEP staff started out as seasonal staff. DEEP continues to actively seek to diversify its workforce across the agency. Seasonal positions are a great introduction to working at DEEP and a potential career in the outdoors – we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to join our fun and hardworking team.

Seasonal positions with DEEP are available at various locations throughout the state of Connecticut. The majority of these positions are located within the Division of State Parks in various state parks and forests, while others are housed in other divisions of the agency. Positions include lifeguards, seasonal rangers, maintenance workers, interpreter guides, seasonal environmental conservation officers, nautical education assistants, invasive aquatic stewards, positions in our hatcheries , aquatic education stations, and more! Some seasonal employees also help DEEP professional staff with research projects for forestry, fishing and wildlife management. In addition to the programs and duties described above, DEEP staff are actively engaged in efforts to increase the equitable enjoyment of our outdoor spaces, including outdoor education and transportation connectivity between parks and urban areas.

To make it easier to navigate the wide range of seasonal opportunities available, DEEP has launched a seasonal employment webpage. This user-friendly web page breaks down opportunities by area of ​​interest (Fisheries, Wildlife, Boating, Parks and Forests, Rescue, Environmental Conservation Patrol and Others), as well as by location.

Staff are available for interviews on our seasonal recruiting effort!