Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Engineering and Field Support

Recruitment #190221-3492VR-001



The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state.  The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

DEEP's Bureau of Central Services Engineering and Field Support Division has multiple current openings for Seasonal Resource Assistants. These positions will provide maintenance support performing work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP boat launches, dams and managed lands and facilities. The positions will be based in Thomaston, CT.

Salary: $10.10 to $14.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits.  

Length of positions: up to six (6) months. (April 15th, 2019  thru October 15th, 2019)

The positions are first shift, Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

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

Questions about these positions should be directed to: Jim Villwock, .

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.

Selected candidates must have a valid driver’s license 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.


Duties include performing work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP boat launches, dams and managed lands and facilities including but not limited to:  mowing, trimming, building cleaning, janitorial, routine preventative equipment maintenance, litter pickup and painting. The employee may be requested to work in adverse weather conditions and be required to do some heavy lifting. Depending on level of training and experience these positions could involve the use of construction equipment, assisting with the operation of a sawmill, operating brush cutters, wood chippers, operating tractors, driving medium duty vehicles with trailers and the use of skills in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance, working on a fire crew and other related duties.  


Ability to follow instructions.


Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the entire recreation season and have related experience or training.


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.