Looking for an exciting and fulfilling seasonal position? If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Fisheries Division, is looking to hire a Seasonal Research Assistant with expertise in GIS project development and GIS data management. This person will be responsible for working to increase the capacity of the Fisheries Division to assemble, visualize, interpret various data layers comprised of land cover and use; social layers, natural features, and biological data.
Employment will begin in March and end in late August. Seasonal Research Assistants for this program will work out of the Marlborough Field Office. Candidates often will be required to use their personal vehicle as COVID protocols are in place. Mileage compensation will be offered.
- Pay Rate: $12 to $14 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits or paid holidays.
- Hours: Primarily during normal working hours but with some late night or weekend work possible. Work from home during COVID mitigation policies.
- Duration: Employment is for 1040 hours and can begin in March/April.
- Location: During the current COVID pandemic, this position will largely telework. The home office is the Marlborough Field Office, located at 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough, CT.
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.
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Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record.
Applicants must have proficiency in using ArcGis Online and ArcGis Software and hardware and internet connection capable of supporting complex GIS analysis while teleworking.
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
Duties may include, but are not limited to: assembling, analyzing, synthesizing, maintaining, updating, and mapping diverse data sets in support of fisheries research and monitoring.
The selected candidate may be asked to work on multiple projects and may be asked to create or edit maps and ArcGIS apps for the Agency website and ArcGIS Online (AGOL) account, as well as assist with any other mapping projects in coordination with fisheries biologists.
The selected candidate will work under supervision, but will also be expected to work independently at times.
Employees may also be asked to assist with other projects which may require field work on research vessels, interviewing anglers, or interacting with the public at outreach events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
- Experience with GIS, especially the ESRI suite of products and apps.
- Knowledge of Connecticut’s GIS data.
- College level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following: GIS, spatial and temporal data management, aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries biology or management, environmental science.
- Experience with Connecticut’s freshwater fish.
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.