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Employment & Internships

Internships

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. TDEC offers a variety of internship opportunities across the state of Tennessee in our three bureaus. 

For TDEC Internship requirements and guidelines please visit: TDEC Intern Opportunites page.

Please see current opportunites below:

Internship Program Bureau
Office of External Affairs Adminstration
SIR Program Tennessee State Parks
Marketing Tennessee State Parks
Event Management Tennessee State Parks
Solid Waste Management: Materials Management Program Environment
DWR Watershed Planning Unit Internship  Environment 

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
TDEC Environmental Consultant 4 Bureau of Environment 02/19/19

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
Park Ranger 1* Tennessee State Parks  T.O. Fuller State Park  Shelby  02/19/19 
TDEC Env Protection Spec 1* Water Resources - MS4/NPDES Jackson EFO  Madison  02/26/19 
TDEC Env Protection Spec 2* Water Resources - MS4/NPDES  Jackson EFO  Madison  02/26/19 

Middle Tennessee:

Job Title Division Location County Closing Date
Building Maintenance Worker 1  Tennessee State Parks  Montgomery Bell State Park  Dickson  02/19/19 
TDEC Environmental Manager 1  Water Resources - Groundwater  Nashville EFO  Davidson  02/19/19 
TDEC Env Consultant 3  State Revolving Fund - Clean Water Central Office  Davidson  02/19/19 
TDEC Env Protection Spec 2* State Revolving Fund  Central Office  Davidson  02/19/19 

East Tennessee:

Job Title Division Location County Closing Date
TDEC Environmental Scientist 2*  Solid Waste Management  Knoxville EFO  Knox  02/19/19 

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