DCR Rangers
DCR Rangers

DCR is steward to over 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. Its mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources.

The agency offers both year-round and seasonal employment opportunities. These include a wide range of occupations from entry-level to experienced professionals in the areas of natural and cultural resources, forestry, education, engineering, planning, finance, and administration.

Massachusetts state parks are a great place to visit and work; both our seasonal staff and visitors keep coming back, year after year.  


Full-Time Employment
For a list of available positions and information on “how to apply” visit the state website at Commonwealth Employment Opportunities . All positions require a cover letter, resume, and application.

Houghtons Pond Lifeguards

Seasonal Employment
Seasonal employment opportunities are available at various locations throughout Massachusetts.  For information on “how to apply” visit the state website at   Commonwealth Employment Opportunities .

Summer Worker/STEP Program
The Summer Worker assists in the smooth operation, maintenance, and cleanliness of their assigned Recreation facility at parks, pools, beaches, reservation and other DCR areas.

Lifeguard positions have a separate hiring process, and require testing and certification.  

Ranger and Interpreter positions are available seasonally and state wide.

DCR is an affirmative action employer committed to ensuring that programs and facilities are accessible to all and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. This information is available in other formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities upon request.

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