Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Main Office

Recruitment #190327-3492VR-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at our main office in Hartford, CT.  

The Headquarters office of CT State Parks provides central support to CT’s system of state parks and forest recreations areas.  The system consists of 110 State Parks and 32 State Forests, over 250,000 acres of public lands available for outdoor recreation and welcomes between 8-9 million visitors annually.    

Each season we hire seasonal employees in our Hartford office, at 79 Elm Street, to assist our operations with answering questions and providing assistance to the public by phone and email.  Employees also assist with special projects as needed. 

Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties) 

Media and Marketing - Assisting the Parks Division with graphic layout and design in support of the parks’ branding campaign.

No Child Left Inside®:  The Great Park Pursuit: This program requires work on weekends and some evenings, the willingness to travel to various state parks and forests, a background in environmental education or natural resources conservation helpful, excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as a strong work ethic and love of the outdoors.   

Office Assistant:  Will assist our operations with answering questions and providing assistance to the public by phone and email.  Employees also assist with special projects as needed. 

Location: Hartford State Park offices at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT, although occasional field work including some weekends will be required.  

Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.   

Pay rates are $10.10 -14.00/hr. depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits. 

Length of positions:  anticipated start dates vary by position and runs through the recreation season; anticipated duration is a maximum of 1030 hours. 

Typical hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, with weekend hours required to assist in spring and summer programs. These positions are forty hours (40) per week. Work hours may vary with field activity and location.

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 these park positions must be made directly to: Brian Wilson, brian.wilson@ct.gov , (860) 424-3229.

CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.  

Selection Plan

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

Selected candidates must be fluent in English. The ability to speak Spanish is an added benefit. 

Selected candidates must be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position. 

Selected candidates must possess good computer and phone skills and work well with other staff and members of the public.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Media and Marketing Assistant:  Assisting the Parks Division with graphic layout and design in support of the parks’ branding campaign, compiling short (60-90 second) videos of park activities, post videos and/or events to social media sites, and scan and archive photographs and slides in addition to serving as office staff providing general office support at the Hartford Parks office. This position provides an opportunity for practical application in field of graphics, short video production, social media and general office experience.    .

No Child Left Inside®:  The Great Park Pursuit Assistant: These positions require work on weekends and some evenings, the willingness to travel to various state parks and forests, a background in environmental education or natural resources conservation helpful, excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as a strong work ethic and love of the outdoors.   

Office Assistant:  Will assist our operations with answering questions and providing assistance to the public by phone and email.  Employees also assist with special projects as needed.  

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL 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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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