Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Commercial Fisheries Statistics Project-Marine Fisheries Program

Recruitment #201006-3492VR-001

Introduction

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 Commercial Fisheries Statistics Project of the Marine Fisheries Program has an opening for a Seasonal Resource Assistant.  This position is based out of DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the incumbent will telework initially and internet access will be required.  The job duties will consist of office related work and the preferred candidate must be proficient working with computers and have database experience in both Microsoft Excel and Access. 

Salary: Pay rate is $12.00 - $14.00/hr. depending on relevant education and experience.  

Length of position: Preferred applicants will be available to work full-time for the full six month duration of the position. Anticipated total duration is 1030 hours.

There are no health benefits.   Applicants are required to upload a resume with their submission.

An overview of all Marine Fisheries Projects can be found on the CT DEEP Fishing web page:  https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Fishing/CT-Fishing  

Hiring Supervising/Contact Information:

Commercial Fisheries Statistics contacts:

Colleen Bouffard Colleen.Bouffard@ct.gov

Renee St. Amand Renee.St.Amand@ct.gov

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public. Selected candidate must be fluent in English, must be at least 18 years old and must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (must be able to lift & move 25lbs.) while underway, work with arms overhead while bending and twisting on moving deck of boat, work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with others. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, be highly responsible, and be capable of making decisions independently.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Statistics project Seasonal Resource Assistants are primarily responsible for the receipt and data entry and error checking of confidential catch reports submitted monthly by commercial fishermen, seafood dealers as well as personal use lobster and personal use menhaden gill net license holders.  In addition, the work involves routine phone or written follow-up with license holders and commercial fishermen regarding incomplete and delinquent catch reports and with the general public regarding marine fisheries regulations and other fishing related inquiries.  
The collective responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not be limited to the following:
  • proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • proficiency in data entry and quality assurance/quality control procedures;
  • excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • attention to detail;
  • understanding of marine fisheries regulations; and 
  • work independently.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred applicants will:  

  • be actively pursuing or have completed a college degree in the biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field; degree is preferred but not required;
  • have proficiency in marine fish identification;
  • have proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite, including Access, Excel, Word;
  • have proficiency in data entry and data analysis; and
  • have experience fishing and with fishing techniques.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.