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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 (types of seasonal positions).

Positions are filled for a period not to exceed six months. Park units recruit for positions that include maintenance workers, lifeguards, seasonal park rangers, 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.

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Fisheries Division
Wildlife Division
Boating Division
Parks & Forests
Lifeguard Opportunities
Environmental Conservation Patrol Officer
Other Outdoor Opportunities

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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area

Greater Torrington Area

Greater Windham/Tolland Area

For more information please visit: Fisheries Division

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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area  

For more information visit: Wildlife Division 


Greater Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area

For more information visit: Boating Division

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Greater Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk Area

Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New Haven/Milford Area

  1. State Park Ranger Staff
  2. State Park Ticket Office Staff
  3. State Park Camp Staff
  4. State Park Interpretive Guide
  5. State Park Maintenance Crew

Greater New London/Norwich Area

Greater Torrington Area

Greater Tolland/Windham Area

For more information on Forestry please visit: Forestry Division

Fore more information on Parks please visit: Parks Division

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Greater Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk Area

Greater New Haven/Milford Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area

Greater Torrington Area

Greater Waterbury Area

For more information on life guarding visit: State Parks Lifeguard Program 

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Various Locations Statewide:

For more information please visit: Environmental Conservation Police 

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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Water Planning and Management Division, Windsor

  1. Seasonal Resource Assistant, Inland Ambient Monitoring Program
  2. Seasonal Resource Assistant, Long Island Sound Monitoring Program

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 View more DEEP Job Opportunities

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. If you are seeking a communication aid or service, have limited proficiency in English, wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint, or require some other accommodation, including equipment to facilitate virtual participation, please contact the DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at 860-418-5910 or by email at deep.accommodations@ct.gov.  Any person needing an accommodation for hearing impairment may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711. 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.