• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »


Jobs at Fire Island
Fire Island National Seashore hires a limited number of temporary employees each year, and refills vacant permanent positions as workload and funding permits. Several summer seasonal positions are advertised from late January through early spring.

You may see a list of the latest vacancies for these and other federal positions at usajobs.gov. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify and a valid state drivers license is required for most positions.


Additional Requirements for Lifeguards
All lifeguards must pass a pre-employment exam before applying. Tests are generally conducted during the winter or early spring.

For more information on lifeguard positions:


Internships at Fire Island
There are also opportunities to work at Fire Island through the Student Conservation Association internship program. Fire Island National Seashore fills wildlife management and general biology intern positions in the spring, and early and late summer. These are non-paid positions, but a small stipend and housing is provided. Please visit www.thesca.org/internships for more information.


Did You Know?

Three hard-bound books and portraits from the late 1800s are lined up on a dark table.

The Floyd family left to the National Park Service more than 3,000 books from their family's personal library. A number of books were written by descendants of William Floyd, who lived in the house at "Old Mastic." More...