Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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 »
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 on the USA Jobs web site at usajobs.opm.gov.
When you search for positions at this park, request:
You may need to refine the results of your search by:
In order for you to apply for positions:
Additional Requirements for Lifeguards
All lifeguards must pass a pre-employment NPS lifeguard exam before applying. Tests are generally conducted during the winter or early spring. For more information, call:
In addition you must submit an application for all parks in which you're interested in working.
Search at usajobs.gov:
Internships at Fire Island
There are also opportunities to work at Fire Island through the Student Conservation Association resource management internship program. Fire Island National Seashore fills several wildlife management and general biology intern positions in the spring (mid-March to mid-September), early summer (late-April/early May to late-August), and late summer (late-June to late-October).
These are non-paid positions, but a small stipend and housing is provided.
For more information, search:
Did You Know?
The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness was named for New York Congressman Otis G. Pike, who served from 1961-79, and co-sponsored the bill to create Fire Island National Seashore in 1964. The Fire Island Wilderness was designated in 1980. More...