STATE HOUSE -- Despite the currently frigid temperatures, Rep. Carol A. Mumford (R-Dist. 41) of Scituate and Cranston wants the younger residents of her communities to know that summer is not that far off -- especially if they're considering seasonal employment with the Department of Environmental Management.
"DEM is accepting applications now for summer work for those 16 and older, and I would especially like to bring this to the attention of our college students who will be in Rhode Island for the summer," said Representative Mumford. "DEM has a wide range of jobs available at competitive pay."
Positions include Park Ranger levels I, II and III, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, program interns, recreation area clerks and restroom attendants. Pay ranges from $6.25 to $12.50 per hour, and work on weekends and holidays is required of most summer positions.
In addition, there are paid positions for those 16 and older through the DEM minority internship program, which is designed to encourage minorities to pursue careers in the environmental field.
Information about DEM and the summer positions can be obtained from the DEM Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade St., Room 350, Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., or by calling the office at 222-2775, ext. 4609. A downloadable application form is available online at DEM's website: www. state.ri.us/dem.