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DEM Accepting Applications for Seasonal Employment

RI residents 16+ encouraged to apply for positions at parks, beaches around the state

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds across the state. Various positions are available and Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply. Seasonal employment offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience in customer service, office management, environmental research, and more.

Available positions include, but are not limited to, park ranger - levels, I, II and III, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, recreational area clerks, restroom attendants, student researchers, clerical support aides, technical support interns, policy interns and technical field interns. Pay ranges from $9.60 to $14.00 per hour. The majority of positions are full time and include weekend and holiday hours. Applicants to park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information on available positions and/or to apply, visit and select the "Seasonal & Internships" tab. First-time users must create an account and select a Username and Password. After an account has been established, applicants can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Paper applications are no longer being accepted. Interested candidates can also apply at DEM Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade Street, Room 350, Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., by completing an online application at the computer kiosk.

The Department encourages minorities to pursue careers in the environmental field. Seasonal positions give individuals a chance to explore jobs in the areas of agriculture, parks and recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest environment, water resources, management services, and policy and planning. The State of Rhode Island is an equal opportunity/diversity employer.

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  • Release date: 12-28-2015

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