Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Fisheries Education Center - Killingworth

Recruitment #180117-3492VR-002


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division operates the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Angling Education Program and has been teaching youth, adults, and families basic fishing courses and promoting environmental stewardship since 1986. In that time frame, over 200,000 citizens of CT have participated in free fishing classes taught by staff and certified volunteer fishing Instructors. By utilizing interactive lessons and activities, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on fishing trips students leave with basic fishing skills and a deeper connection and appreciation for CT natural resources.

The CARE Education Center is located at 364 North Branford Road, Killingworth. This facility is closed to the public and is only open to people participating in our Fisheries Education programs.  As such, the conditions for fishing and wildlife observation are superb.

The Education Center in Killingworth is seeking to hire four (4) Seasonal Resource Assistants to perform duties as Interpretive Guides. These individuals will represent DEEP Fisheries and lead classes on water, fish and angling methods. Guides will also assist in planning, scheduling and reporting on all classes. Maintenance and repair of fishing equipment is included in duties.

Pay Rate:  Pay rate varies from $12.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on education and experience.  There are no benefits or paid holidays. 

Duration of Positions: Employment will begin in late April and end in late August.

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Selection Plan

These are non-competitive positions. Open to 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.


Represent DEEP Fisheries and lead classes on water, fish and angling methods.

Assist in planning, scheduling and reporting on all classes.

Performs maintenance and repair of fishing equipment.

Performs related duties as required.


Ability to follow instructions.


The ideal candidate would have college level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following: outdoor education, aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries biology or management, and environmental science. Experience in angling and public speaking is preferred. Applicants should have a background and strong interest in outdoor education and/or fisheries, and be comfortable with public speaking engagements.  


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.