Are you seeking a temporary position that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors and make a difference?
If so, consider joining our team!
The State of Connecticut
, State Parks and Forests
are your go-to outdoor destination. Located around the state, our 110 state parks and 32 state forests offer a place for every outdoor enthusiast to refresh and recharge by visiting recreation areas, museums, and nature centers all while enjoying our state's historic, cultural and natural resources.
Putnam Memorial State Park was the site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam. The site consists of remains of the encampment, reconstructed log buildings, a Visitor's Center and a museum.
The Putnam Memorial State Park Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support to Kettletown State Park and Campground in Southbury as well as Southford Falls and Huntington State Parks, among other state lands in that area of the state.
The various positions include (see details under Examples of Duties):
- Interpretive Guide: Minimum age of 18.
- Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Minimum age of 18.
- Crew Leader: Minimum age of 18.
- Seasonal Maintainer: Minimum age of 18.
Approximate Dates of Employment are from mid-April to mid-October. The pay rates are between $12.00 - $14.00 per hour depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits will be included.
Anticipated start dates vary by position and runs through the recreation season; anticipated duration is a maximum of 1030 hours.
Most positions are typically first shift, but other positions will be second or third shift. Typically positions are 5 days per week, and include mandatory weekend shifts.
We encourage you to consider applying for additional seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov
Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this park's positions must be made directly to the individual park. You can contact Nathan Hale at Nathan.Hale@ct.gov
These positions are non-competitive and open to the public.
Selected candidates must be fluent in English and at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position.
Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather and work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
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.
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
Interpretive Guide: Acts as primary visitor contact, works to increase the public's understanding, appreciation, enjoyment of, and concern for the natural resources of our State Parks; conducts a variety of interpretive programs including, but not limited to, lectures, classes, tours, field walks, canoe trips, campfire programs, and special events to a wide variety of audiences; may assist with program development; cleans Nature Center, displays and animal cages/tanks; feeds and cares for animals. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: A background in either the natural sciences or education is preferred; may be required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-February – mid-August, mid-April – mid-October and mid-May – mid-November.
Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and an EP Maintainer 3. Trains, supervises and schedules Seasonal Maintainers; evaluates work performance; assists in job planning and scheduling and in preparation of materials lists; operates machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may perform highly-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs or other skilled trade; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18 Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge and experience in maintenance of a recreational facility and/or a related skilled trade; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April – mid-October.
Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. May assist in job planning and in preparation of materials lists; may operate machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; may perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18 Special Requirements: Minimum one season satisfactory DEEP or related work experience; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April – mid-October.
Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities including, but not limited to, litter pickup, cleaning, mowing, raking, and painting. May use hand tools; may direct traffic in parking lots; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Positions are also available for those with additional levels of training and experience. These positions involve the use of machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles and the use of skills in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April – mid-October.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
The preferred applicant will possess:
- The ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season;
- 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.
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.