Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wildlife Division

Recruitment #190130-3492VR-001


The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division is to advance the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources. 

The Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work with a variety of Division programs, including the Natural Diversity Database (NDDB), Nuisance Wildlife Control, Scientific Collecting, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to handling incoming phone calls relating to animal damage, assisting with the administration of licenses for the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs), supporting staff with beaver damage complaints and permits, preparing NDDB reviews, administering a variety of state permits and authorizations, and managing paperwork for the hunting program as needed, disseminating permit documents, filing, grading exams, and assisting with mailings.

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

Salary: The pay rate varies from $11.00 to $13.50 per hour, depending on education and experience. There are no benefits and no housing with this position.

Length of position: Approximately six (6) months (no more than 1,030 hours), starting in March.

Note: Do not submit a cover letter. Applicants must only include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

Any inquiries regarding this position must be made directly to: Laurie Fortin,; 860-424-3963.

Selection Plan

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

the selected candidate will have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record.

The selected candidate must be fluent in English and be at least 21 years old. 

The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties and work well with other staff and members of the public.


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.


Managing incoming emails from the general public, NWCOs, scientists, wildlife rehabilitators, hunters, and trappers.

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

In addition, the position will entail supporting staff as needed with the implementation of the permit-required hunting areas program and other office functions, such as data entry using various computer programs, scanning, disseminating permit documents, filing, grading exams, and assisting with mailings.

Issues a variety of permits and licenses using Filemaker Pro and Microsoft Access databases.

Uses ArcMap to create maps for NDDB reviews.

Provides support and assistance to a variety of Wildlife Division programs.


Ability to follow instructions.


Preferred applicant should have a good working knowledge of wildlife management practices and the natural history of Connecticut fauna, as well as experience with hunting and trapping laws.

Applicant should also be proficient with computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access, and have knowledge of Filemaker and ArcMap 10.2.2 a plus.


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.


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.