Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wildlife Division

Recruitment #190715-3492VR-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.

The mission of DEEP's Wildlife Division is to advance the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

The Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant who can help manage shape files and databases relating to state-owned wildlife management areas, state forests and other state and private lands open to hunting. 

The main work location will be at 79 Elm St. in Hartford, CT.

The position is thirty-five (35) to forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (hours flexible).

Salary: The pay rate varies from $12.00 to $14.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. No benefits or housing are provided.  

Length of position: Approximately six (6) months, (no more than 1,030 hours), starting in early August 2019. 

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

Questions about this position should be directed to: Laurie Fortin,; 860-424-3963.

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must be fluent in English and be at least 21 years old. 


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.


The employee will support the Wildlife Division by performing the following duties under direct supervision of Wildlife Biologists:

(1) Using ArcMap10.2 to create, organize, and maintain Arc Online and pdf maps of state and private lands open to hunting;

(2) Updating and maintaining attribute tables and state land databases; and

(3) working cooperatively with the DEEP Land Acquisition and Management Program on the Public Use and Benefit Land Registry by error checking, editing and entering data into the parcel fabric database.

The employee may also provide mapping support for a variety of Wildlife Division programs.  


Ability to follow instructions.


Preferred qualifications are:

1) a college degree or post high school training in wildlife science, ecology, biology, or related field; 

2) be proficient in the use of ArcGIS (ArcMap10.2), Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

3) ability to use a variety of data sources and maps to locate sites, perform assessments, and provide technical assistance;

4) good written and oral communication skills;

5) ability to organize, track, and summarize data using Excel spreadsheets;

6) ability to work as a team member or independently.


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.