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For Release: Monday, March 6, 2023

DEC Now Hiring for 2023 Camping and Summer Recreation Season

Seasonal Recreation Staff Opportunities Available

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the availability of employment opportunities for the summer recreational season. Individuals looking for seasonal summer employment and who enjoy the outdoors are encouraged to learn more about opportunities to work at DEC facilities at upcoming on-site job fairs on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

DEC operates 52 public campgrounds and five day-use areas throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks and hires more than 500 seasonal employees to provide a variety of services throughout the summer. All levels of experience and skill sets are needed, ranging from supervisors, lifeguards, security, maintenance, cleaning staff, and booth workers. Some positions start as early as May, but varying start dates can be accommodated based on school and work schedules.

The March 16 job fairs will be held at the following times and locations:

Ray Brook DEC Regional Office
1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
1 to 5 p.m.

Warrensburg DEC Regional Office
232 Golf Course Rd. Warrensburg, NY 12885
12 to 7 p.m.

All applicants for seasonal summer employment must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Those interested in summer employment with DEC or looking for more information are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming job fairs or should visit DEC's website, call (518) 457-2500 Ext. #1, or email

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