DEP Seeks Applicants for Summer Jobs at State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites

Mar 06, 2019

Summer is not far off, and as such, applications are being accepted now for hundreds of seasonal jobs at New Jersey’s parks, forests and historic sites, the state Department of Environmental Protection has announced. Positions are available at 34 locations in 14 counties, and those 16 years of age and older can apply to work as a lifeguard, nature and history educator, maintenance worker or visitor service assistant.

Peak season is Memorial Day through Labor Day, but some parks are hiring to fill positions for April through October, particularly for posts that involve camping. The Park Service will work with applicants, including students and teachers, whose availability may be limited to weekends during certain periods of the year.

“Seasonal positions serve important purposes, from ensuring that our guests enjoy their visits to providing learning experiences for staff as they showcase the best of New Jersey’s parks, forests and historic sites,” said Parks and Forestry Director Olivia Glenn. “We encourage the public to apply for positions and spend the warmer months in our great outdoors.”

Seasonal staff are required to work weekends and holidays because facilities are open seven days a week. Most jobs are outdoors, and salary rates start at $10 per hour.

To learn more about which locations are accepting applications, or to apply for a specific position, visit nj.gov/dep/workinparks. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.  —J.K.-H.

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