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DEEP Now Hiring 2022 Seasonal Staff

Exciting Outdoor Work Opportunities Available, Salary Range Expanded This Year

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


DEEP’s seasonal staff help to protect swimmers on our beaches; keep Connecticut’s outdoor spaces open, operating and maintained; help defend the state from forest fires; conduct research on fish and wildlife; support our fish hatcheries and stocking programs; monitor water quality; assist our specialized trade, construction and engineering units and perform countless other important roles that keep the department running smoothly each season. 


The agency is pleased to report that the salary range for many seasonal positions has expanded this year to the rates shown below: 

  • Seasonal Resource Assistant          $13-$17.00/hr. 
  • Lifeguard                                         $13-$17.00/hr. 
  • Lifeguard Supervisor                       $14-$18.00/hr.  
  • Beach Director                                $16-$20.00/hr. 

“Seasonal staff are critically important to the work that we do at DEEP,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes said. “The seasonal workforce helps us to provide so many of our programs and services to the people of our state. I’m 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’ll consider applying to join our team for a fun, exciting work experience in the outdoors!”

Seasonal positions can be a first step in an environmental career, at DEEP or elsewhere. Many DEEP staff got their start as seasonal staff. DEEP continues to actively seek to diversify its workforce agency-wide. Seasonal positions are a great introduction to working at DEEP and a potential career working in the outdoors – we strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our fun-loving 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 State Parks Division at various state parks and forests, while others are housed within other agency divisions. Positions include lifeguards, seasonal park rangers, maintenance workers, interpretive guides, seasonal Environmental Conservation Officers, Boating Education Assistants, Aquatic Invasive Stewards, positions in our fish hatcheries, Aquatic Education positions, and more! Some seasonal employees also assist DEEP professional staff in research projects for forestry, fisheries 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 assist with navigating the wide array of seasonal opportunities offered, DEEP has launched a seasonal employment webpage. This user-friendly webpage divides opportunities up by area of interest (Fisheries, Wildlife, Boating, Parks & Forests, Lifeguarding, Environmental Conservation Patrol Officer, and others), as well as by location.  

Staff are available for interviews about our seasonal recruitment effort! 

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