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PRESS RELEASE- Seasonal DCR Job Applications Available: Downing Announces Legislative Referral Process Open Through April 14th
February 28, 2008

Pittsfield- State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) is pleased to announce that the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is preparing to hire a limited number of seasonal employees to assist in the operation of state parks and recreation areas across the Commonwealth this summer. 


Interested applicants should contact Laura Teicher in the Senator’s Pittsfield office at (413) 442-4008 for an application. 


DCR is seeking dedicated employees committed to providing high-quality customer service to the communities, residents and visitors of the Commonwealth.  Seasonal positions for summer workers will be available at the state’s swimming pools, campgrounds, recreational and picnic/swimming areas.


Applications must be completed in full and returned to the Senator’s Pittsfield office no later than Monday, April 14, 2008 for submission to the Governor’s Office for consideration.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old.  Position descriptions will be posted on the DCR website at


The DCR Seasonal Training and Employment Program (S.T.E.P.) delivers the highest quality services to the visiting public by recruiting and retaining qualified and motivated seasonal staff.  A key component of S.T.E.P. is that it provides a positive work experience for youth, as well as educational opportunities and training for students who are interested in environmental or recreational services.  Most jobs arranged through S.T.E.P. are in the field, giving employees great, active, hands-on experience. 




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