Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Research Vessel John Dempsey

Recruitment #180410-3492VR-002

Introduction

The Research Vessel John Dempsey is the pride of DEEP’s fleet and works with both the Long Island Sound Trawl Survey and the Long Island Sound Water Quality Monitoring Program. There is a current opportunity for a Seasonal Resource Assistant to serve as a Deckhand. One Deckhand is hired each year to assist the captain in both surveys and the maintenance of the vessel. This position provides an opportunity for practical experience in vessel operations and survey techniques.  

Although R/V John Dempsey often docks in Milford Harbor for sampling conducted in the central and western portions of the Sound, the R/V John Dempsey is based out of DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT, and employees would be expected to drive to Old Lyme each workday whether for office work or field work.

Typically, this position is first shift, but hours may vary according to field sampling needs (sampling hours are typically between 6:00am to 6:00pm) and normally Monday through Friday, although occasional weekend hours may be required.

SALARY:  Pay rate is $11-14/hr. depending on relevant education and experience. No benefits. 

LENGTH OF POSITION:  anticipated start date is early to mid-April; anticipated duration is 1030 hours; non-contractual.

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.). 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.

Selected candidate must be fluent in English, must be at least 18 years old and must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (must be able to lift & move 50 lbs.) while underway, work with arms overhead while bending and twisting on moving deck of boat, work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with others.

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

Primary duties include but are not limited to oil changes of the main engine and the generator, cleaning the vessel, sanding, painting and other general maintenance. While underway duties include line handling and assisting the scientists on deck with different styles of sampling. Underway days run up to 12 hours. In port days (office hours) will be no more than 7 ½ hours.  Other duties may include interacting with the public at Public Outreach events. Selected candidates will work under supervision, but will also work independently at times.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the full six months and have related experience or training.  

·       Experience working on a vessel

·       proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Software

·       experience mechanical workexperience with engines

·       proficiency in the use of hand and power tools

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.