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).

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.

View all seasonal employment opportunities on a map.

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Parks and Forests | Lifeguard Opportunities | Fisheries Division | Wildlife Division | Forestry DivisionBoating Division | Environmental Conservation Patrol Officer | Water Monitoring Opportunities | Other Outdoor Opportunities

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Greater Fairfield/Stamford/Norwalk Area

Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New Haven/Milford Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area

Greater Torrington Area

Greater Tolland/Windham Area

Fore more information on Parks, please visit: Parks Division


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Positions Available Statewide (Specific locations listed below)


  • Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
  • Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
  • Indian Well State Park, Shelton
  • Silver Sands State Park, Milford
  • Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
  • Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  • Burr Pond State Park, Torrington


For more information on lifeguarding visit: State Parks Lifeguard Program


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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area

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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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New Haven/Madison Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area


For more information on seasonal employment, visit: Wildlife Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Learn about the Wildlife Division


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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater Waterbury Area

Greater Torrington Area

For more information on Forestry, please visit: Forestry Division


Greater Danbury Area

Greater Hartford/Middletown Area

Greater New London/Norwich Area

Greater Torrington Area

For more information visit: Boating Division

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Various Locations Statewide:

For more information please visit: Environmental Conservation Police 


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Greater Hartford/Middletown Area


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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


Map of All Seasonal Employment Positions Available Statewide


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.

Content last updated on April 18, 2024