Mayor’s Column: Are you looking for a summer job?

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applicants for hundreds of peak-season jobs.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that the New Jersey State Park Service is seeking applicants for hundreds of peak season jobs at our parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites throughout the state.

Each year, the state park service hires hundreds of people to fill peak season jobs. These jobs are essential to the operations of the state park system and include lifeguards, visitor service assistants, nature and history educators and maintenance workers. The number and types of positions available varies depending on activities at each location within the state parks system. The busiest part of the season is Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Applicants should check with the park office of their choice about specific positions, scheduling and other job-related questions no later than Thursday, March 1. Seasonal employees are required to work weekends and holidays.

The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry oversees 50 state parks, forests, recreation areas, battlefields, historic sites and marinas that annually draw millions of visitors and are a key contributor to the states tourism economy.

To learn more about which locations are accepting applications or to apply for a peak season job, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/