Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

State Geological Survey

Recruitment #180417-3492VR-001


The State Geological Survey of DEEP conducts active field mapping activities throughout Connecticut and requires seasonal help as part of the field team safety plan.  Field and geologic collections support enables us to produce authoritative geosciences data and mapping. As we advance the Connecticut digital geologic framework, improvements to DEEP GIS data and collections enhance the suitability of our information to address questions of environmental quality, groundwater availability, and natural hazards.

The State Geological Survey has a current opportunity for a Seasonal Resource Assistant.

Work Locations: Hartford and Storrs, CT 

Salary: $12.00 - $14.00/hr. based on experience and knowledge. No benefits.

Length of position: 1040 hours or 12 months.

Applicants must 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 and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Angella Levy,, (860)424-3187.  

Must have valid driver's license. Will be required to travel.

Qualified current State employees being considered for further steps in the hiring process may be required to submit their last two performance appraisals while qualified non-state employees being considered for further steps in the hiring process may be required to submit three letters of reference.   


Selection Plan

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

The selected candidate must be at least 18 years old. 

The selected candidate 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.


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.


Duties: Provide geologic sites database and mapping improvements through fieldwork and GIS geodatabase maintenance. Support mapping activities in the field and assist in digital data production and map compilation to detailed Lidar base imagery. Support survey collections, including maps and documents library, core repository, and sample collections.  


Ability to follow instructions.


Background in Geosciences & GIS


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.