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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

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 2: Cove Lake State Park Tennessee State Parks 04/19/18
Regional Director for External Affairs: Columbia EFO External Affairs 04/30/18
Tims Ford Park Manager Tims Ford State Park 04/30/18
TDEC Environmental Manager 4: Oak Ridge Office Remediation 05/28/18

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
TDEC Environmental Consultant 1 Water Resources Jackson EFO Madison 05/01/18
Clerk 3 Environmental Administration Jackson EFO Madison 05/01/18

Middle Tennessee:

Job Title Division Location County Closing Date
Accounting Manager Fiscal Services: Consolidated Fees  Central Office  Davidson  04/24/18 
TDEC-Environmental Manager 3 Natural Areas: Natural Heritage  Central Office  Davidson  04/24/18 
TDEC Environmental Scientist 2 Underground Storage Tanks Central Office Davidson 04/24/18
TDEC Environmental Consultant 2 Radiological Health Central Office Davidson 05/01/18
Radio Communications Tech 3 Parks Administration  Radio Shop Davidson 05/01/18
TDEC Environmental Consultant 1 Water Resources Columbia EFO Maury 05/01/18
TDEC Environmental Scientist 2 Solid Waste Management Central Office Davidson 05/08/18

East Tennessee:

Job Title Division Location County Closing Date
Summer Trail Crew Member Tennessee State Parks Cumberland Mountain State Park Campbell 04/20/18

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