Work Outside! DEEP Launches 2021 Seasonal Recruitment Effort

Want to work a fun job in the outdoors this year? The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites people to apply to join their seasonal workforce.

DEEP is actively seeking to diversify its workforce agency-wide. Seasonal positions are a great introduction to working at DEEP and a potential career working in the outdoors – they 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.

Positions include lifeguards, seasonal park rangers, maintenance workers, interpretive guides, seasonal Environmental Conservation Officers and more! Some seasonal employees also assist DEEP professional staff in research projects for forestry, fisheries and wildlife management.  

To assist with navigating the wide array of seasonal opportunities offered, DEEP has launched a new 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. 

Seasonal staff play a crucial role in keeping our parks open and waterways stocked with fish, keeping the outdoors accessible for all people as a reprieve in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. To fill these positions with a diverse group of staff reflective of the diversity of our state, DEEP is engaging in a comprehensive outreach effort to raise awareness about the opportunities available, including media engagement, outreach to schools, and hosting a virtual career fair.  

“Increasing the diversity of DEEP is a top priority at the agency, and this is one of the ways we can do that,” Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Conservation Mason Trumble said in a release. “Seasonal opportunities are a great way to ignite interests that can lead to a career in the outdoors, or even discover a passion for something that you never knew you had. We hope you’ll consider joining us!” 

For more information, visit DEEP’s seasonal employment webpage here. Staff are available for interviews!