Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Franklin Wildlife Management

Recruitment #201217-3492VR-001


Looking to work with Connecticut's wildlife? If so, we have an outstanding seasonal opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division is seeking two Seasonal Resource Assistants to conduct point count bird surveys and assess vegetation changes in salt marshes and salt marsh/upland margins across the state for the Migratory Bird Program. The positions are based at the Wildlife Division’s Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, but work will be conducted statewide.

  • Monday-Friday, between 7:30AM and 4:00PM (40 hours per week)
  • Duration: April 2021-September 2021
  • Pay rate: $14.00/hour
  • Location: Based out of the Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, CT
  • Benefits and housing not provided

The State of Connecticut's DEEP is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment 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 Wildlife Division advances the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

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Selection Plan

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

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

Selected candidates must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Selected candidates 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.


Duties include conducting point count bird surveys and collecting vegetation data at existing points and transects statewide.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • A college degree in biological sciences or coursework in wildlife management or a related field. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered.
  • Experience conducting point count bird surveys.
  • Experience conducting field work and collecting biological information.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow directions and work cooperatively with others, as well as independently.
  • Willingness to work long hours in field, day or night as program needs dictate.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.


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.