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

For Release: March 27, 2015
Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402

Lifeguards Needed for All State Swimming Facilities Including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams, Goddard, Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill a variety of seasonal employment positions at state parks, beaches and campgrounds this summer. There are still many jobs available throughout Rhode Island for residents 16 years of age or older. Work on weekends and holidays is required of most summer positions.

"These seasonal positions will help DEM get our beaches, parks and campgrounds ready for the upcoming summer season," said DEM Director Janet Coit. "Plus, they're a great employment opportunity for those who enjoy working outdoors and interacting with the public."

DEM is particularly in need of seasonal laborers and lifeguards. There are several levels of lifeguard positions available at various state parks and beaches throughout the State, including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams and Goddard Memorial state parks, as well as at Misquamicut, Scarborough, and East Matunuck state beaches. Pay ranges from $9.50 to $12.75 per hour based on location and position level. Lifeguards work 40 hours a week including weekends and holidays. Information on becoming a lifeguard and the requirements needed for a position can be found at

In addition to lifeguards and seasonal laborers, DEM is still accepting online applications for a variety of seasonal positions. They include, but are not limited to, park ranger - levels, I, II and III, beach managers, lifeguard captains, recreational area clerks, restroom attendants, student researchers, clerical support aides, technical support interns, policy interns and technical field interns. Pay ranges from $9.00 to $13.75 per hour, and most seasonal employees work 40 hours a week including weekends and holidays.

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.

Apply Online – Visit our online application system Apply RI at www.Apply.RI.Gov

The state's job application process has been automated and is available online at This new, user-friendly job application website lists all seasonal job announcements for available positions at state offices, beaches, parks and campgrounds and includes descriptions and pay ranges and provides those interested with an easy way to apply. Available Seasonal/Internship positions are posted on the website's "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.

For those who do not have online access, a computer kiosk is available in DEM's Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade Street, Room 350, Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to electronically apply for seasonal positions.

"To me, there's no better way to spend the summer than working at one of our beautiful Rhode Island state recreational facilities. So be sure to visit today to apply for these seasonal employment opportunities," added Director Coit.

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.


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