Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Enhanced Shore Fishing Program

Recruitment #180410-3492VR-005

Introduction

The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is currently looking for qualified individuals to fill “Seasonal Resource Assistant” positions on the Enhanced Shore Fishing Program. This program is conducting a survey of shore anglers to collect fishing trip information and length measurements on kept and released fish. The goal of the program is to maintain and improve the shore fishing experience, opportunity and quality of access to public trust marine fisheries resources in Connecticut, especially in urban areas, while maintaining marine fish conservation objectives.

The positions require a significant amount of driving along the Connecticut coast and interacting with the fishing public. The selected candidates must collect fishing effort data from shore fishing sites, distribute catch cards to anglers, and perform data entry. Candidates may also assist in sampling with beach seines and data entry/analysis for other projects.

Salary: $11.00 to $13.00/hour depending on experience and education. No benefits.

Length of position: Not to exceed 1030 hours (approximately six months).

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Work Location (town): Old Lyme, however traveling along the shoreline between Norwalk and Stonington will be required.

Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their applications. (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

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.

Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 18 years old. 

Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.

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

The positions require a significant amount of driving along the Connecticut coast and interacting with the fishing public. The selected candidates must collect fishing effort data from shore fishing sites, distribute catch cards to anglers, and perform data entry. Candidates may also assist in sampling with beach seines and data entry/analysis for other projects. Other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Knowledge of recreational marine fishing activities

·        The ability to identify marine fish species common in Connecticut

·        Experience with MS Office software and data entry

·        Strong verbal communication skills

·        Demonstrated ability to be organized and pay close attention to detail

·        Possess a valid driver’s license

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.