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Each year, between May and September, the New Jersey State Park Service hires approximately 600 people to fill peak-season jobs at New Jersey’s parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites.

In 2019 we are looking to fill the following positions:

Lifeguards | General Maintenance | Trail Steward | Seasonal Visitor Service | Seasonal Natural or Historic Educator | Office Worker

No experience is necessary. Salaries start at $10.00 per hour. The minimum age for most positions is 16 years old.

2019 Seasonal Application - (PDF file) File Size: 879 KB

For further information on employment with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, visit https://www.nj.gov/dep/jobs/.

Lifeguards

Spend the summer enjoying the warmth of the sun and the wonderful landscapes of New Jersey's state parks, forests and recreation areas, while you enhance your resume in this admirable public service. Learn valuable life skills such as responding to emergency situations and administering first aid, CPR, AEDs and oxygen.

Starting salary: $10 per hour

Qualifications:

  • No previous experience is required.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must have an official State Park Service permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate in lifeguard testing.

Application Process:

Manuals and More Information:

Lifeguard employment opportunities are anticipated at the following areas, please contact your respecitive park for further information.

Atsion Recreation Area, Wharton State Forest 609-268-0444
Bass River State Forest 609-296-1114
Belleplain State Forest 609-861-2404
Cheesequake State Park 732-566-2161
High Point State Park 973-875-4800
Hopatcong State Park 973-398-7010
Island Beach State Park 732-793-0506
Parvin State Park 856-358-8616
Ringwood State Park 973-962-7031
Round Valley Recreation Area 908-236-6355
Spruce Run Recreation Area 908-638-8572
Stokes State Forest 973-948-3820
Swartswood State Park 973-383-5230
Wawayanda State Park 973-853-4462

General Maintenance

Clear an area of trash, litter and debris, maintain grounds, buildings and/or piers and operate mowing equipment. Operation of power tools and equipment as permitted by the New Jersey Child Labor regulations NJAC 12:58.

Starting salary: $10 per hour

2019 Seasonal Application - (PDF file) File Size: 879 KB

Trail Steward

Trail Steward positions are available at Ringwood State Park, Wawayanda State Park, and Worthington State Forest. These positions require applicants to be at least 18 years of age and able to hike strenuous distances daily. Applicants should be assertive and professional for handling intense crowds and educating visitors on the Leave No Trace concept and park regulations. Trail stewards must be able to work 40 hours a week, on shifts from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or noon to 8:30 p.m.

Starting salary: $10 per hour

2019 Seasonal Application - (PDF file) File Size: 879 KB

Seasonal Visitor Service

Provide accurate information to visitors at various facilities throughout an area, report emergencies and direct traffic. Perform visual inspections of area facilities and grounds.

Starting salary: $10 per hour

2019 Seasonal Application - (PDF file) File Size: 879 KB

Seasonal Natural or Historic Educator

Conduct nature and/or historic tours. Assist in the preparation of public information materials, displays and programs. May demonstrate, perform and interpret craftwork under supervision.

Starting salary: $10 per hour

2019 Seasonal Application - (PDF file) File Size: 879 KB


Office Worker

Greet visitors, make the public feel welcomed while providing information about the park, collect fees, issue permits and passes, operate office equipment, type, file and perform billing and payroll functions as needed.

Starting salary: $10 per hour

2019 Seasonal Application - (PDF file) File Size: 879 KB

Questions regarding our parks and forests can be directed to
James Douglas of the State Park Service.

 

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