Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Franklin Wildlife Management

Recruitment #201217-3492VR-002


Are you seeking a seasonal position while contributing positively to Connecticut's wildlife resources? 
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

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; while making cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. DEEP is committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut's economy and creating jobs. We create jobs and foster a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state! 

DEEP's Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut's wildlife resources. We work to protect and preserve the natural resources and scenic beauty that make Connecticut a special place to live, work, and visit! 

Highlights of this role: 

The Wildlife division is seeking two Seasonal Resource Assistants to assist with a mallard nesting ecology project for the Migratory Bird Program. 

  • The positions are based at the Wildlife Division's Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, CT, but will conduct their work statewide. 
  • The length of these positions are from April 2021 to September 2021. 
  • The schedule will be Monday to Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (40 hours per week). 
  • The hourly rate will be $14.00 per hour. 
  • Benefits and housing are not included with these positions. 
Please Note: 

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Selection Plan

Please do not submit a cover letter. Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the "Resume tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

These positions are non-competitive and 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.


Specific duties include: 

  • Finding mallard nesting sites; 
  • Trapping mallards; 
  • Assessing nest vegetation characteristics statewide; 
  • Performing other duties as required. 


Ability to follow instructions.


The preferred candidate will possess:

  • A college degree in Biological Sciences or coursework in Wildlife Management or a related field. Candidates with work experience in a related field may also be considered; 
  • Experience trapping birds; 
  • Experience using ArcMap and ArcInfo; 
  • Experience conducting field work and collecting biological information; 
  • Experience being attentive to detail and following directions; 
  • Experience working cooperatively with others, as well as working independently; 
  • The willingness to work long hours in field, day or night as dictated by program needs;
  • 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.