Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Forestry Division

Recruitment #181204-3492VR-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.  

Programs within the Forestry Division focus on working with partners to protect Connecticut's forest resources. With close to 60% of its land area in forest, Connecticut is one of the most heavily forested states in the nation. At the same time, Connecticut is also one of the most densely populated states.

The Forestry Division's Urban Forestry Program is currently seeking to fill a Seasonal Resource Assistant position who will be located in Hartford, CT. This position will largely be an office position, although there will be opportunities to meet with program partners and to experience urban forestry field activities and to assist with certain communication and outreach efforts.    

Pay Rate:  $14.00 per hour.  Holidays are paid after 90 days. No benefits.

Hours per Week:  The individual hired will be held to a maximum of 1,030 hours worked.  The numbers of hours worked per week can be flexible, but will be a maximum of 40 hours.  Actual hours to be worked per week and the normal daily schedule will be determined at the time of hire.  

Anticipated Length of Positions:  1,030 hours total, or approximately 25-30 weeks total.

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


Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this position must be made directly to Chris Donnelly,, 860-424-3178, or Sheila.Hoefle,, 860-424-3630. 

Selection Plan

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

The selected candidate must be fluent in English 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.


There are four major assignments to be tackled:

·        Assistance with the revision of the Compendium of Connecticut Tree Laws

·        Assistance with a publication on tree choice and tree planting

·        Assistance with the completion and maintenance of a new web site

·        Assistance with organizing and interpreting information returned from a survey


Ability to follow instructions.


The selected candidate must be skilled in writing and have a good understanding of how communication occurs and have: 

Basic web editing skills,

Graphic design skills,

The ability to do internet research,

The ability to seek input from others and, 

The ability to pay attention to details.


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.