Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Land Registry

Recruitment #180831-3492VR-002

Introduction

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has a current opportunity for a Seasonal Resource Assistant in the Land Management Unit of The Bureau of Central Services. This seasonal position is based out of Hartford, CT, but will be primarily assigned to work with staff at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in Willimantic, CT, leading ECSU students. 

The selected candidate will receive advanced training on the use of ESRI Parcel Fabric from current Eastern staff and will be responsible for preparing historical DEEP Land Record data, assisting Eastern students with the creation of a geographic data to be incorporated into DEEP’s Public Use and Benefit Land Registry (the Registry) using the Parcel Fabric, and perform QA/QC procedures to ensure high quality data within the Registry.  The Registry will ultimately contain all state-owned lands managed by DEEP (i.e. state forests, state parks, wildlife management areas, natural area preserves, etc.).  The ESRI Parcel Fabric geodatabase for the Registry includes: name of existing facility, acreage, Town, GIS boundaries, name of original landowner, date of purchase, amount of purchase, funding source, and deed restrictions.  All details relating to the purchase of parcel (i.e., original landowner, acreage, funding sources used to buy property, whether the acquisition was used as a match for a federal grant, management projects and plans, etc.) will be reflected in the Registry. Once the candidate has been properly trained on the use of the Parcel Fabric and the Registry project, the selected candidate will lead  Eastern students by assigning work, overseeing progress, and reviewing output of students responsible for building the Registry with assistance from Eastern staff.

The position will also require independent work coordinating with other DEEP Staff to discern areas to be mapped.  In addition, the position will require some work in Hartford at DEEP headquarters for meetings and for scanning and copying DEEP property survey plans, parcel files and other data necessary to build the Registry.

Work hours will range from 20-40 hours per week, depending on available work assignments but will not exceed the total allowable hours of 1,040 by DEEP.

Salary: $14 per hour. There are no benefits.

Length of position: 1040 hours.

Applicants must upload a cover letter with their applications.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

(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:

1. Must be willing to accept assignment or transfer to any area of the state.

2. Is required to travel to Town Halls and other locations throughout the State.

3. May be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.    

4. Should expect to be working in an office environment unless traveling to a Town Hall.

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

Duties: Leading college students in creating a GIS geodatabase and map through ESRI Parcel Fabric with assistance from Eastern staff.  Compiling and selecting work for student assignments, addressing students issues with the Parcel Fabric and ArcGIS, reviewing student work for accuracy, working with DEEP staff to answer questions, performing research to answer questions regarding DEEP-managed lands, and reporting to DEEP on progress of project. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A working knowledge of the ArcGIS software system.
  • The ability to use the software’s functions and systems to create geodatabases and create layer files for the DEEP Registry.
  • A strong working knowledge of the ArcGIS desktop program.
  • Working knowledge of the ArcGIS online program.
  • Previous work experience using ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS online. 
  • Working knowledge of Coordinate Geometry.
  • Knowledge of the principles of the ESRI Parcel Fabric Application.
  • Strong working knowledge of reading and interpreting property descriptions and surveying plans.
  • Some teaching skills and some programming skills.  
  • Ability to problem solve, lead students, and manage time effectively of oneself and others to reach project outcomes.

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.