Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

State Parks Main Office

Recruitment #200108-3492VR-001


The Headquarters office of CT State Parks in Hartford 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 and over 250,000 acres of public lands available for outdoor recreation.   

DEEP, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division has an opening for a Seasonal Resource Assistant to provide Office Staff support. Office Staff provide general office and operation support services at the Parks Division Harford Office.   

The Resource Assistant will help with two outdoor adventure projects – Great Park Pursuit and Sky’s The Limit.

No Child Left Inside®: Great Park Pursuit-The No Child Left Inside® initiative provides the necessary opportunity for children to unplug from technology and unearth the vast opportunities that Connecticut’s State Parks and Forests have to offer. As a part of this initiative, between May and June, the Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure Program takes place.  This Adventure Program is a game where teams visit a different state park or forest for a hands-on, active event.  At each event there are activities, walks, talks, games, etc., all centered around a specific environmental theme. Visit for information regarding the No Child Left Inside® and the Great Park Pursuit Program    

Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge was designed to promote hiking in CT’s State Parks and Forests.Seasonal should enjoy being outdoors and walking and hiking; and have a willingness to travel to various CT State Parks and Forests to visit/hike trails.  Seasonal will assist DEEP staff with visiting various trails across the state as well as with the administrative side of this program.  Visit  for information regarding the Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge.

Approximate Dates of Employment: Flexible start/end dates, starting as early as February 2020

Pay rates are $11.00 -14.00/hr. depending on relevant skills and experience.  

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

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.   

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this position must be made directly to: Kristen Bellantuono,, 860-424-3917.


Selection Plan

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

The selected candidate must be fluent in English and be at least 18 years old

The selected candidate 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, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.


This position will assist by providing office/field support to the No Child Left Inside® Coordinator (NCLI).  The position will help develop/present thematic environmental programs, create presentations, create postings for parks and Great Park Pursuit (GPP) Events, track ongoing attendance at park programs, compile short videos, take photographs, and assist with special projects, as needed.


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 this class who are assigned as 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 this class 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 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.