DEC hiring for 2022 tenting and summer season recreation season


All levels of experience and skills are required, from supervisors, lifeguards, security, maintenance, cleaning staff and stand staff. Some positions start as early as May, but different start dates may be considered depending on school and work schedules.

DEC operates 52 public campgrounds and five-day use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The DEC hires more than 500 seasonal workers to provide a variety of services throughout the summer season.

Individuals who are at least 16 years of age and are interested in summer lifeguard positions at DEC facilities must complete the waterfront lifeguard course to be considered for employment. A free waterfront lifeguard course will be offered April 19-22 in Gloversville, Fulton County.

The free lifeguard course includes certification of required lifeguard and water skills, CPR/AED for professional rescuers and first aid.

All applicants for seasonal summer employment must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Those interested in summer employment at DEC or seeking additional information should visit this website, call (518) 457-2500 extension. #1, or email [email protected]