2007-04-26 / News

DEM seeking seasonal employees for state parks

The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill a variety of seasonal employment positions throughout Rhode Island.

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, policy interns, technical support interns and field interns. Pay ranges from $7.50 to $13 per hour, and most seasonal employees work 40 hours a week.

Lifeguards are needed for all state beaches and parks, particularly at Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln, World War II Memorial State Park in Woonsocket, Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, George Washington Management Area in Burrillville, and Arcadia Management Area in Exeter.

In addition, positions are available for groundskeepers, lifeguards, and park rangers at levels I, II and III at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. Although park ranger level I applicants may be 16 years of age, 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.

Information about DEM and all seasonal positions and downloadable application forms are available online at DEM's website, www.dem.ri.gov, by clicking on "Jobs" from the homepage, then "Seasonal Positions". Applicants can also visit DEM's Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade Street in Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call that office at 222-2774.

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