Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Habitat Conservation and Enhancement Program

Recruitment #210204-3492VR-002


At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & 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 is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation. The Bureau of Natural Resources is made up of three Divisions (Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife) and a central office.

Are you passionate for conservation and ready to #MakeAnImpact?

The Fisheries Division is currently seeking to hire one Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant to work with the Habitat Conservation and Enhancement Program.

Position Details

Duration: April through September 2021

Location: The duty station for this field-oriented position will be at the DEEP Western District Headquarters located at 230 Plymouth Road, Harwinton, CT 06791.

Schedule: The position is up to thirty-five (35) hours per week. This is a first shift positon, however, work hours may vary with field activity. Note: This position is not to exceed 1,030 hours, approximately six (6) months.

Compensation: The pay rate varies from $12.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits for this position.

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

Questions about these positions should be directed to: Matthew Goclowski, Fisheries Biologist: Matthew.Goclowski@CT.Gov, (860) 424-3926.

We encourage you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review. 

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive and open to the public.

Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 18 years old.

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 apply directly 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. 


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.


This EP Seasonal Resource Assistant will be involved in activities that include, but are not limited to: assisting Fisheries Biologists with the administration of the Grass Carp program, field inspection of applicants’ ponds, database management, assisting with road crossing assessments, assisting with stream sampling, and various field activities related to habitat improvement.

In this role, you will also engage in activities across the entire state using state vehicles both independently and as a member of a small crew. 


Ability to follow instructions.


Candidates with the following will be given preference: 

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in: Fisheries Biology or general Biology;
  • Experience with field research. 


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.