Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Intern (35 Hour)

Recruitment #190405-0196ES-001



The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is the lead State agency responsible for shellfish and aquaculture and administers the National Shellfish Sanitation Program in Connecticut. The Bureau of Aquaculture staff monitor seawater and shellfish to ensure areas are safe for commercial and recreational harvesting and to maintain our state’s compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program, as overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).  The Bureau of Aquaculture and Laboratory is located on Milford Harbor at 190 Rogers Avenue in Milford, CT.

There is one (1) current opportunity with the Bureau of Aquaculture as an Environmental Intern.  This Environmental Intern position will provide field and technical support for all Bureau of Aquaculture programs, including:

  • Classification of Shellfish Growing Areas
  • Aquaculture Laboratory
  • Inspection and Licensing of Harvest Boats and Wholesale Dealers of Shellfish
  • Aquaculture Permitting Intern will provide technical assistance to DOAG staff in the use of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Desktop and other ArcGIS Server software (ESRI products), including extensions, in conjunction with a wide range of agency applications, including the creation of maps and other output products, spatial analysis, spatial data creation, field data collection, and interpretation of remotely-sensed imagery. Intern will provide field and technical support for conducting shoreline survey and routine water quality monitoring, including data entry, environmental report writing, and data analysis. 

This is a one year training program with a target class of Environmental Analyst 1. 

Work location:  Position is based in Milford, CT, however program covers the entire state and field work may require driving and/or working on the water. Typically the position is first shift, but hours may vary according to field sampling needs (sampling hours are typically between 6:00am to 6:00pm). Normally, Monday through Friday, although occasional weekend hours may be required. The position is thirty-five hours (35) per week. Work hours may vary with field activity and location.  

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at or (860)713-5028. 

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

Please note:

  • The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license;
  • The selected candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in the environmental field, including but not limited to biological, earth or physical sciences; environmental geography; geographic information systems;
  • The selected candidate must hold a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate;
  • The selected candidate must have experience and/or training in ESRI ArcGIS products (including ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online) and Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access);                                                                          
  • The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including experience working outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.


In a state agency receives training in introductory professional environmental work for the development of technical and professional skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the professional environmental work of the agency; performs a wide variety of increasing difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.


Some knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; some knowledge of basic statistics; general knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; environmental or natural sciences; or natural resources.


Preferred candidates will demonstrate: 

  • Knowledge of basic principles of environmental and policy analysis;
  • Work experience in Environmental Systems Research Institute Geographic Information Systems (ESRI ArcGIS) products including ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online;            
  • Experience or training with Computer-Aided Drafting (AutoCAD);
  • Work experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access);
  • Experience and training in managing geographic information;                     
  • Experience or training using Python scripting in conjunction with ArcGIS software;
  • Work experience in management of data using Trimble GeoExplorer and Pathfinder software.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



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.