Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Fisheries Division

Recruitment #210125-3492VR-002

Introduction

Are you interested in biology and environmental protection? 

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a Seasonal Resource Assistant in our Fisheries Division! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy. The mission of the Bureau of Natural Resources (BNR) is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation. BNR is charged with managing the state’s natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of regulation, management, research, and public education.

DEEP's Fisheries Division is responsible for managing recreational fisheries by day and night. 

                    

Your Role

The Fisheries Division is seeking to hire a diverse and talented Seasonal Research Assistants who will be part of a team, led by a fisheries biologist or fisheries technician, that will be responsible for; the collection of trap net data, electrofishing data from rivers and streams, assist in the operation of spawning marshes for Northern Pike, assist in the daily stocking and operations at state trout hatcheries, enter fish community and population data, and conduct counts/interviews of people engaged in fishing and assist with general maintenance and upkeep of various structures and buildings.

Position Details

Duration of Position: Employment will begin in March and end in late August.

Location & Transportation Information: Seasonal Research Assistants for this program will work out of Fisheries Divisions – Marlborough Field Office. Located at 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough, CT. Candidates often will be required to use their personal vehicle as COVID protocols are in place. Mileage compensation will be offered.

Pay Rate: Pay rate varies from $12 to $14 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits or paid holidays.

Schedule: Hours will primarily be during late afternoon into the night.

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact: Samantha Wasef, Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov, 860-937-6357.

For questions specific to this position, please contact: Mike Beauchene, Mike.Beauchene@CT.Gov.

CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive and open to the public.

The selected candidates must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and an excellent driving record.

Please note: Candidates often will be required to use their personal vehicle as COVID protocols are in place. Mileage compensation will be offered.

The 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.

To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application (no Cover Letter required).
  • Please ensure that your application is complete as 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

This position may be involved with any or all of the following: Collection of fish using trap nets, conducting electrofishing sampling of fish communities within rivers and streams and/or lakes and ponds, assist in the operation of spawning marshes for Northern Pike, assist in the daily stocking and operations at state trout hatcheries, enter fish community and population data, and conduct counts/interviews of people engaged in fishing and assist with general maintenance and upkeep of various structures and buildings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • College level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following: outdoor education, aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries biology or management, and environmental science.
  • Experience with Connecticut’s freshwater fish
  • Previous experience with fisheries (hobby or work)
  • Who are available to work for the entire recreation season including, working outdoors, weekends, or late into the night.

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.