PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is seeking applicants to fill 20-30 seasonal positions at state parks, campgrounds, and the Goddard Park golf course this fall.
Positions are available for seasonal groundskeepers, laborers, park rangers, clerks, and campground clerks for the first, second and third shifts. The positions will be available for approximately three months, beginning now and ending no later than November 30.
Most positions require work on weekends and holidays, and most seasonal employees work 40 hours a week. Hourly pay ranges are $8.20 for laborers, $8.65 for park ranger II, and $9.15 for park ranger III. Campground clerks are paid an hourly rate of $8.75 to $10.75, depending on the shift they work.
While most of the positions are available throughout Rhode Island for residents 16 years of age and older, those applying for seasonal park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 years of age or older. Park rangers patrol park areas, assist visitors, inspect facilities, and assist with routine operation of state parks and beaches. These positions involve a great deal of public interaction and applicants must possess good communication skills.
Although the state is experiencing challenging fiscal conditions, the Department will continue to provide services and programs for the thousands of patrons that visit Rhode Island state parks and campgrounds each year.
Information about DEM and all seasonal positions, as well as downloadable application forms, are available online at DEM's website, www.dem.ri.gov, by clicking on "Jobs" then "Seasonal Positions." Applicants may also visit or call DEM's Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade Street, Room 350, Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., or call 222-2775, ext. 4609.