Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Diadromous Inland Fisheries Program

Recruitment #180118-3492VR-001



The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division manages the Diadromous Inland Fisheries Program.

The Fisheries Division is seeking to hire three (3) EP Seasonal Resource Assistants to work with the Diadromous Inland Fisheries Program.

The duty station for these field-oriented positions will be either at the DEEP Marine Headquarters located at 333 Ferry Road in Old Lyme or at the Rainbow Dam Fishway in Windsor.  

The positions are thirty-five hours (35) per week. Work hours may vary with field activity and location.  These positions are not to exceed 1,030 hours, six (6) months. There are no benefits for these positions.

The pay rate varies from $10.10 to $12.00 per hour depending on education and experience.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume with their submission. (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 into JobAps.).

Minimum age is 18.


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.


The EP Seasonal Resource Assistants that are stationed out of the DEEP Marine Headquarters will be involved in activities that include, but are not limited to:

1. fishway and eel pass monitoring and maintenance;

2. stocking river herring, shad, and trout;

3. collection and processing of Young-of-Year American eel biological samples;

4. monitoring and maintenance of electronic fish counters;

5. fish passage data collection; and

6. stream electrofishing.

The EP Seasonal Resource Assistants that are stationed at the Rainbow Dam Fishway will be involved in activities that include, but are not limited to:

1.Atlantic salmon fry stocking, adult salmon trapping and transport; passage data collection;

3. stream electrofishing, eel pass monitoring; and

4. facility maintenance.  

All EP Seasonal Resource Assistants will be responsible for activities taking place across the state using state vehicles and will be required to perform simple facility-maintenance tasks including: light carpentry; painting; grass cutting; and fishway repair and construction. EP Seasonal Resource Assistants may also have the opportunity to travel to US Fish and Wildlife facilities to assist with marking, vaccination, and spawning of Atlantic salmon. Perform related duties as required.



Ability to follow instructions.


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.