Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class - Environmental Protection Wildlife Biologist 1

Recruitment #180629-0196ES-001


At the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.  The mission of the Bureau of Natural Resources is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation. The Bureau of Natural Resources is made up of three Divisions: Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife.

The Wildlife Division has a current opportunity within the Research and Education Unit for an Environmental Intern, target class of Environmental Protection Wildlife Biologist 1.

This position is first shift, 35 hours per week, but hours may vary according to field sampling or out of office state meeting needs.

Applicants must upload a cover letter with their applications.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

(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,, (860)424-3187.


Selection Plan

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

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Wildlife Management.

Wildlife management is scientific fields such as wildlife, biology, zoology, wildlife population dynamics, wildlife ecology, plant ecology, vertebrate zoology, ornithology, mammalogy, animal and plant taxonomy.



In a state agency receives training in introductory professional environmental work for the development of technical and professional skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the professional environmental work of the agency; performs a wide variety of increasing difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.


During the training period, the candidate’s skills will be developed to perform the following duties:

Conducting research into national efforts to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters and trappers (R3);

Developing, implementing and revising a R3 strategic plan; 

Engaging the public in R3 planning and implementation;

Analyzing license sales data (using SQL) and developing R3 marketing strategies;

Preparing and disseminating program-related articles, news releases, brochures, public service announcements, and social media postings;

Conducting research studies on all aspects of the programs and evaluating hunter and trapper needs concerning engagement in the hunting and trapping disciplines;

Developing and implementing strategies to recruit participants from an array of outdoor enthusiasts (i.e., hunters, trappers, anglers, boaters campers);

Working with sporting groups, non-governmental  organizations and the hunting/trapping industry to create and implement strategies to promote the program;

Managing activities in the front office;

Maintaining supplies, equipment and;

Performing related duties as required.


Some knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; some knowledge of basic statistics; general knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; environmental or natural sciences; or natural resources.


A.     excellent written and oral communication skills;

B.     excellent interpersonal skills,

C.     good organizational skills;

D.     good problem solving and critical analysis skills;

E.     computer proficiency;

F.     knowledge and experience participating in wildlife-related outdoor activities such as hunting, trapping, fishing, boating, camping;

G     knowledge of outreach, education, customer engagement or marketing strategies;

H     experience conducting research and developing planning documents

I.     relevant course work or experience related to the principles and practices of wildlife management and educational methods and techniques


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



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.