Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Marine Angler Survey Program

Recruitment #210219-3492VR-001


Are you an outdoor enthusiast with a strong interest in marine life? 
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Marine Fisheries Program (MFP) is conducting two surveys of marine recreational anglers along CT's coastline in order to collect fishing trip information. This information includes quantities of kept and released fish, their associated length/weight measurements and other trip effort data. Anglers will be recruited by DEEP staff to voluntarily report their fishing trip information through an intercept questionnaire via an electronic tablet and also with a post marked angler survey catch card. Angler survey data is used to determine recreational harvest of marine fish species, which is critical for stock assessment purposes and ultimately for managing the marine recreational fishery. 

Position Highlights: 

The Marine Fisheries Program is seeking candidates to fill six month marine Seasonal Resource Assistant positions. The anticipated start date is early to mid-May; with the anticipated duration being 1030 hours; non-contractual. 

The work week is based on 35 hours with working weekends and holidays required since most fishing efforts occurs during those days (days off are during the week but the work schedule is extremely flexible). Field work may occur between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.

This position is located at DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT. Employees would be expected to drive to Old Lyme each workday whether for office work or field work. Field work ranges from Greenwich, CT to Stonington, CT. 

The position pay rate is $13.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on relevant education and experience. No benefits will be provided. 

Contact Information: 

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Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive and open to the public.

Please do not submit a cover letter. Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. 

Selected candidates must: 
  • Be fluent in English; 
  • Possess a valid driver's license; 
  • Be at least 18 year's old; 
  • Be highly responsible and make decisions independently; 
  • Possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather and for extended periods); 
  • Work well with other staff and members of the public. 


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.


Job duties include interacting with the fishing public, interviewing marine anglers from shore, boat launches, at marinas and also on party/charter boats. The job duties may also include: distributing angler survey catch cards to boat anglers at selected fishing sites along the Connecticut coastline, along with organizing data sheets, and performing data entry.  Additional duties consist of answering questions queried by the public and providing fisheries related information including fishing regulations.


Ability to follow instructions.


The preferred applicant will possess:
  • The ability to work full-time for the full six month duration; 
  • Related experience or training; 
  • An in-progress or completed college degree in the biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field; 
  • Experience keeping a professional and patient demeanor in a customer service setting; 
  • Experience communicating with a diverse group of individuals over phone, e-mail, and face-to-face interactions; 
  • Experience in marine fish identification; 
  • The ability to handle live fish to be measured and weighed; 
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Tool Set; 
  • Experience with data entry and data analysis; 
  • Experience with fishing or boating; 
  • Experience in field data collection; 
  • Experience working independently and collaborating with others; 
  • Experience using Samsung Tablets. 


1. Incumbents in this class who are assigned as supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:

a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.

b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.

c. College training in a specific field.

d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.

3. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.

2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.