Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Diadromous Inland Fisheries Program

Recruitment #181220-3492VR-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.  

The Fisheries Division is currently seeking to hire multiple Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistants to work with the Diadromous Inland Fisheries Program March through October 2019. The duty station for these field-oriented positions will be at the DEEP Marine Headquarters located at 333 Ferry Road in Old Lyme, CT.  

The positions are up to thirty-five (35) hours per week. Work hours may vary with field activity.  

These positions are not to exceed 1,030 hours, six (6) months.

The pay rate varies from $11.00 to $13.00 per hour depending on education and experience.There are no benefits for these positions.

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

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.


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.


These EP Seasonal Resource Assistants that are stationed out of the DEEP Marine Headquarters will be involved in activities that include, but are not limited to: fishway and eel pass monitoring and maintenance; stocking river herring, shad, and sea run trout; collection and processing of Young-of-Year American eel biological samples; monitoring and maintenance of electronic fish counters; fish passage data collection; and stream electrofishing.

EP Seasonal Resource Assistants will also be responsible for activities taking place across the state using state vehicles and will be required to perform simple facility-maintenance tasks including: light carpentry; painting; grass cutting; and fishway repair and construction.


Ability to follow instructions.


Recent college graduates with a degree in Fisheries Biology or general Biology.

Ability to perform strenuous field activities.      


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.