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Seasonal Employment

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Image of DEEP workers outsideThe Department of Energy and Environmental Protection offers seasonal employment opportunities at various locations throughout the State of Connecticut. The majority of these positions are located within the State Parks Division at various state parks and forests. Positions are filled for a period not to exceed six months. The department recruits for positions that include maintenance workers, lifeguards, park aids, interpretive guides, first aid attendants, resource assistants, seasonal maintainers, office assistants and Seasonal Special Conservation Officers.

Some seasonal employees assist DEEP professional staff in research projects for forestry, fisheries and wildlife management. A limited number of positions are located in the central office in Hartford.  (View an outline of some of the types of seasonal positions, including examples of duties and minimum qualifications required.)

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Marine and Inland Fisheries Divisions

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State Park and Forest Recreation Areas

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State Parks Lifeguard Program

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Wildlife Division 

Seasonal employees are paid at an hourly rate which depends on the duties performed and their prior experience. The majority of seasonal employees are hired for the period between April and November. Limited numbers of positions are available during other periods of the year.

Please check back often as new opportunities are posted throughout the year.

Guidance for Seasonal Applicants:  Applying for Seasonal Employment at DEEP using the State of Connecticut Online Employment Center

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Barbara Viadella or Cenit Mirabal, DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at (860) 418-5910 or by email @ if you are requesting a communication aid or service, have limited proficiency in English, need some other type of accommodation, or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint. In order to facilitate efforts to provide an accommodation, please request all accommodations as soon as possible following notice of any agency hearing, meeting, program or event.