PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic technical tasks and assisting professionals in the discipline designated by the parenthetical title.
Initially works under close supervision of a professional employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
May lead permanent and/or seasonal employees and other assigned employees of lower grade.
May oversee work of contractors or volunteers and in the Forest Management Division, fire crews.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Primarily performs basic technical functions in area of boating; completes field inspections and surveys on boating related activities and usage; collects, researches and prepares necessary data for federal and state reports, management plans, special projects, studies or other miscellaneous reports; responds to inquiries for information, complaints and procedural assistance on regulatory permits, boating education or boating certification; assists in development of educational materials and programs; operates and maintains boating related equipment; composes basic reports and correspondence; orders, inventories and maintains materials, supplies and equipment for division; may review contracts for compliance; may complete initial drafts and diagrams for regulatory marker permits; may oversee placement and removal of state regulatory markers; may prepare maps and graphs; may maintain navigation charts and files; may conduct boating education classes and/or instructional sessions and represent division at special events; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of basic principles, practices and techniques in boating operations, navigation, operation of compass and Global Positioning Systems (GPS); knowledge of federal and state boating laws and regulations; ability to operate and assist in maintaining division boats and vessels; oral and written communication skills; some interpersonal skills; ability to collect and compile data; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of technical experience in field designated by the parenthetical title, primarily involving functions such as sampling, data collection, data compilation, boating operations and education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in an environmental science with related courses in appropriate parenthetical title may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including a current Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation.
2. Incumbents in this class must be willing and able to accept assignment or transfer to any area of the State.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain a standard first aid certificate and perform emergency first-aid as needed.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to live on or near work site.
5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
6. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from on site field conditions and a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Resource Technician (Boating) (Fisheries Biology) (Forest Management) (Wildlife Biology) in Salary Group ES 17 approved effective July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)