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Internships and Seasonal Opportunities

TDEC’s Internship program is an excellent opportunity for college students to develop professionally, acquire real-world experiences, establish valuable references, enhance their resume, and earn college credit. For TDEC Internship requirements and guidelines please visit: TDEC Intern Opportunites page. TDEC also offers seasonal employment opportunities in preparation for peak seasons at Tennessee State Parks. Please see current opportunites below:

Position Title Division Location Closing Date
Office of External Affairs Intern Adminstration Knoxville EFO Until Filled
Summer Trail Crew Member Tennessee State Parks Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail Until Filled
Marketing Intern Tennessee State Parks Central Office Until Filled
Event Management Intern Tennessee State Parks Central Office Until Filled
Materials Management Program Intern Solid Waste Management Central Office Until Filled
DWR Watershed Planning Unit Intern Water Resources Central Office Until Filled
Regulatory Development Program Intern Air Pollution Control Central Office Until Filled
Seasonal Interpreter/Recreator Tennessee State Parks Various Locations Until Filled
Seasonal Mascot and Social Media Coordinator Tennessee State Parks Central Office Until Filled

Employment Opportunites 

TDEC is one of the most diverse, dynamic departments in state government. We are seeking employees with the skills, abilities, character and experience to make a positive difference in the quality of life for citizens and communities across Tennessee. We offer health and dental insurance, a comprehensive non-contributory defined benefit pension plan (five-year vesting), 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and other benefits are provided. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Leadership Opportunities (Executive Services)

Listed below are the current Executive Service job posting for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (in order by closing date). Please click on the job title for the job description and instructions on how to apply:

Job Title Division Closing Date
Park Manager 1 Tennessee State Parks - Big Hill Pond 04/19/19
Program Manager Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices 04/30/19

Preferred Services Opportunities​

Listed below are the current job postings for Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (in order by closing date). Please click on the job title to be directed to the application:

West Tennessee: 

Job Title  Division  Location  County Closing Date
Equipment Operator  West Tennessee River Basin Authority  Humbolt  Gibson  04/30/19 
Equipment Operator  West Tennessee River Basin Authority  Humbolt Gibson  04/30/19 
TDEC Env Protection Spec 1*  Water Resources MS4/NPDES  Jackson EFO  Madison  05/07/19 
TDEC Env Protection Spec 2*  Water Resources MS4/NPDES  Jackson EFO  Madison  05/07/19 

Middle Tennessee:

Job Title Division Location County Closing Date
Food Service Supervisor 1 Tennessee State Parks  Montgomery Bell State Park  Dickson  04/23/19 
Park Ranger 1* Tennessee State Parks  Burgess Falls State Park  Putnam  04/23/19 
Park Ranger 3  Tennessee State Parks  Dunbar Cave State Park  Montgomery  04/23/19 
Administrative Services Assistant 2*  Radiological Health  Central Office Davidson  04/30/19 
HR Manager 1  People & Organizational Development  Central Office Davidson  04/30/19 
TDEC-Environmental Scientist 1*  Water Resources  Cookeville EFO  Putnam  04/30/19 
TDEC-Environmental Scientist 3  Fleming Training Center  Murfreesboro Rutherford  04/30/19 

East Tennessee:

Job Title Division Location County Closing Date
Park Ranger 1*  Tennessee State Parks  Cumberland Trail State Park  Hamilton  04/23/19 
Conservation Worker 2  Tennessee State Parks  Norris Dam State Park  Anderson  04/30/19 

Department of Human Resources - Job Information(Please note some job opportunities are listed under TDEC specific title.)