Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Fisheries Division

Recruitment #181130-3492VR-001


At the State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), 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) and a central office.   

Bureau of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, CARE and Fisheries Program Support is seeking to hire an EP Seasonal Resources Assistant located in Hartford, CT.

Fisheries is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic individual to gain experience while assisting staff in their efforts to increase participation in fishing. This individual will have expertise relevant to assisting full-time staff with communications, outreach, spatial data presentation, and focused efforts to Recruit, Retain, and Reactivate anglers.

Hours per week: 35-40. Note: Hours may vary according to out of office or out of state meeting needs.

Length of Employment: 1030 hours, January – April.   

Pay rate is $11.00 -14.00/hr. depending on education and experience.  No benefits.

Note: Do not submit a cover letter. Applicants must only include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: , (860) 424-3006. 

Selection Plan

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

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


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.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of communication and promotional campaigns in English and Spanish for a variety of media.
  • Create interactive mapping applications to showcase Fisheries Division data.
  • Coordinate with municipal partners to increase awareness and usage of Community Fishing Waters
  • Assist in implementing initiatives to create new participants, with a focus on urban families and non-traditional constituents.
  • Help to create email campaigns, including message development, testing and execution, identification of target audiences, analysis of campaign performance and refinement of strategies to increase effectiveness, while ensuring that email campaigns follow industry best practices. 
  • Ensure the relevancy of the Fisheries Division’s messaging to multiple audiences using social media and DEEP web content.
  • Attend Agency and Division workgroup meetings related to fisheries outreach, education, and communication issues. 
  • Participate in educational work of the Division.
  • Assist with the coordination of Division participation in shows and events statewide, and develop displays and other messaging for target audiences.
  • Support fisheries tournament data acquisition via entry of fish tournament data reports.  


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Knowledge and experience participating in outdoor recreational activities such as fishing.
  • Knowledge of fishing programs and activities for families and children.
  • Experience working with local entities and organized groups including Non-governmental organizations focused on fish and fishing.
  • Experience facilitating diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Effective interpersonal, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in small groups to achieve Fisheries Division and agency goals.  
  • Knowledge of and experience with various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Skilled in use of software programs including ESRI’s ARCGIS online, ARC GIS Desktop, and Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent in (read, write, speak) English and Spanish.
  • Education, knowledge, and skills in combining outdoor recreation, fisheries, or natural resource management with communication, marketing, education, human dimensions or a related field.



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.