Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Navigation and Boating

Recruitment #190507-3492VR-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 Boating Division has two (2) Seasonal Resource Assistant positions available with the Navigation and Boating Infrastructure Unit. The duty station will be the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Marine Headquarters located at 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT. 

The positions hours are up to forty (40) per week. A typical work week is Monday through Friday, but may be required to work weekend days.

Length of positions: approximately six months.

Pay rate: $10.10 - 14.00 per hour. No benefits.

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

Any inquiries regarding these positions must be made directly to: R. Michael Payton,, 860-447-4347. 

Selection Plan

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

The selected candidates;

Must be fluent in English and be at least 18 years old. 

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.

Must be able to work outside during the summer months and have a valid driver’s license and Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation or Safe Boating Certificate. 


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.


Maintaining and replacing navigation aids and regulatory markers on Connecticut’s waterways;

Assisting with investigation, removal and disposal of navigation hazards;

Assisting navigation and regulatory marker permit program;

Assembling and tracking reports of launch conditions from maintenance crews responsible for 117 state boat launches statewide;

Assisting, leading and training, as needed, boat launch maintenance personnel;

Tracking and delivery of signage and miscellaneous equipment;

Construction and installation of signs and signboards;

Line striping parking lots;

Performing manual labor, litter removal, assisting with launch repairs;

Work aboard agency boats; and

Office work and miscellaneous duties as required


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.