Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Conservation Education/Firearms Safety

Recruitment #180529-3492VR-002

Introduction

The Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources. Sessions Woods is a wildlife management area which is part of the Department of Energy and Environment Protection Wildlife Division. It offers walking trails, an exhibit room, hunter safety information and licensing, as well as wildlife information.

Sessions Woods has an opportunity for a Seasonal Resource Assistant. This  position is strictly office work but is quite diverse in its scope. The selected candidate  will be working with the Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program, which provides classes for firearms hunting, bow hunting, and trapping certification throughout the State of Connecticut. The Seasonal Resource Assistant will also be responsible for answering the phones. This includes answering any questions about certification, hunting laws, class schedules, and also providing assistance to the public with nuisance and distressed wildlife or determining who would best assist the caller. The position requires issuing hunting and fishing licenses.

The position is forty (40) hours per week. A work week is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

Salary: $10.10 - $12.00, depending on experience.  

Length of position: Approximately 6 months (no more than 1,030 hours), starting in mid-July.

Applicants must upload a cover letter and  resume with their applications. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Teresa Munson, teresa.munson@ct.gov, (860)424-3187.

 

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 21 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods, ability to lift 55 pounds), and work well with other staff and members of the public. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Works with volunteer Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Instructors.

Manages new hunting class information and enters it onto the DEEP website; keeps track of student registrations; and packs hunting class materials and delivers these materials to instructors in the western portion of the state. Once classes are concluded and class materials are submitted by the instructors, classes are processed, certifications are sent to the students, and registration cards are filed.

Responsible for answering phone calls. These calls will cover questions concerning hunting certifications, hunting laws, class schedules, and nuisance and distressed wildlife concerns. Will be required to determine where to forward calls, depending on the questions asked.  

Issues hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses using a computer kiosk. Will be required to use a cash register. Completes daily sales reports and reconciliation.  

Provides support and assistance to other Wildlife Division programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred applicant should have experience with hunting and the safe handling of firearms, as well as strong communication and organizational skills and a background in natural resources and/or wildlife biology. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access desired. Knowledge of nuisance and distressed wildlife, as well as experience in wildlife interpretation, are a plus.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in these classes who are assigned as patrol persons or 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 these classes 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 patrol officer functions must currently possess Police Officer Standard Training (POST) certification or be eligible for POST recertification without completing the Basic Training program again (i.e. must be current or retired within two (2) years of last POST certified required employment) or Connecticut State Police (CSP) Academy certification (must be current or retired within two (2) years of last CSP certified required employment). Must pass a seasonal patroller training course as approved by the Connecticut State Police.

4. 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.

PHYSICAL 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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.