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News Release

RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462


For Release:

March 2, 2000

Contact:

Gail Mastrati, 222-4700 ext. 2402
Stephanie Powell, 222-4700 ext. 4418

DEM RECRUITING TO FILL SUMMER POSITIONS AT RHODE ISLAND PARKS AND BEACHES

Many Seasonal Jobs Available for Park Rangers, Beach Managers, Lifeguards

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill a variety of seasonal employment positions throughout Rhode Island for the upcoming summer season.

Applications for the Year 2000 seasonal employment program are now available for Rhode Island residents 16 years of age or older. Positions include Park Ranger levels I, II and III, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, program interns, and recreation area clerks. Pay ranges from $5.74 to $12 per hour.

Although Park Ranger I applicants can 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 state park areas, assist visitors, inspect facilities, and help with routine operations of parks and beaches. The positions involve a great deal of public interaction and applicants must possess good communication skills. A standard first aid card and a CPR card are required. Both can be obtained through the ranger training program. Applications for the Park Ranger positions should include a cover letter and resume, and must be received by March 31, 1999.

Paid positions for those 16 and over are also available as part of the Department's minority internship program, which is designed to encourage minorities to pursue careers in the environmental field. The program gives individuals a chance to explore jobs in agriculture, parks and recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest environment, water resources, management services, and policy and planning.

For applications and further information about any of the seasonal employment opportunities, contact DEM's Office of Human Resources, 235 Promenade St., Room 350, Providence, or call 222-2774 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. For toll-free calling in Rhode Island, call 1-800-752-8088 ext. 2775. The number for DEM's telecommunication device for the speech and hearing impaired is 222-4462.

Applicants should indicate which positions they are interested in when returning applications. Work on weekends and holidays is required of most summer positions.

Information about DEM and its summer positions, including the application form, is available on-line at DEM's website: www.dem.state.ri.us.


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