Seasonal Employment

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The 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.

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

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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Burlington State Fish Hatchery, Burlington

Fisheries Education Center, Killingworth

Fisheries Division, Marlborough


Greater New London/Norwich Area

Quinebaug Fish Hatchery, Plainfield

Marine Fisheries Program, Old Lyme


For more information please visit: Fisheries Division

For more information: Fisheries Seasonal Job Opportunities

The following videos showcase the work seasonal staff perform for some of our programs:

Care Program (Spanish Version)

Hatcheries (Spanish Version)

Inland Fish Management (Spanish Version)

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Various Locations

Pheasant Program, Burlington, Marlborough, and North Franklin


Greater Hartford/Middletown Area 

Wildlife Diversity Program, Burlington

Habitat Management Program, Marlborough

Habitat Management Program, Burlington

Office Assistant, Hartford


Greater New London/Norwich Area

New England Cottontail Project, North Franklin

For more information visit: Wildlife Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Greater Danbury Area

Boating Division, Boating Education Assistant, Danbury

Boating Division, Pumpout Boat Operator, Candlewood Lake, Brookfield


Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Boating Division, Boating Education Assistant, Manchester


Greater New London/Norwich Area

Boating Division, Clean Vessel Act Inspector, Old Lyme 

Boating Division, Classroom Assistant, Old Lyme

Boating Division, Office Assistant, Old Lyme

Boating Division, Boating Education Assistant, Old Lyme

Boating Division, Seasonal Resource Assistant, Old Lyme


Greater Torrington Area

Boating Division, Boating Education Assistant, Harwinton


For more information visit: Boating Division

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Greater Fairfield/Stamford/Norwalk Area

Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport

Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield


Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Urban and Community Forestry Program, Hartford

Chatfield Hollow State Park, Haddam

Cockaponset State Forest, Haddam

Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill

Forestry Division, Marlborough

Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam

Penwood State Park, Bloomfield

Salmon River State Forest, Marlborough

State Parks Division, Hartford

Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury

Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middletown


Greater New Haven/Milford Area

Southford Falls State Park, Southbury

Kettletown State Park & Campground, Southbury

Osbornedale State Park, Derby

Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Interpretive Guide Staff, Madison

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Ticket Booth Attendant, Madison

Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground, Madison

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Ranger Staff, Madison

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Maintenance Crew, Madison

Osbornedale State Park/Kellogg Estate, Derby


Greater New London/Norwich Area

Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford

Hopeville State Park, Griswold

Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme

Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown

Fort Trumbull State Park, New London


Greater Torrington Area

Burr Pond State Park, Torrington

Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent

Topsmead State Forest/Black Rock State Park, Litchfield

Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted

Macedonia State Park, Kent


Greater Tolland/Windham Area

Mashamoquet State Park, Pomfret

Quaddick State Park, Thompson

Goodwin State Forest, Hampton, CT

Shenipsit State Forest, Stafford


For more information on Forestry please visit: Forestry Division

Fore more information on Parks please visit: Parks Division

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Greater Fairfield/Stamford/Norwalk Area

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport

Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield


Greater New Haven/Milford Area

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison

Indian Well State Park, Shelton

Silver Sands State Park, Milford


Greater New London/Norwich Area 

Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme


Greater Torrington Area

Black Rock State Park, Watertown

Burr Pond State Park, Torrington


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

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Various Locations Statewide:

Environmental Protection Seasonal Patrol Officer


For more information please visit: Environmental Conservation Police 


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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Inland Ambient Monitoring Positions, Windsor 

Long Island Sound Monitoring Positions, Windsor

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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

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  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.