Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Main Office

Recruitment #210205-3492VR-001


Are you a motivated individual looking for a rewarding seasonal position? 
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at our main office in Hartford, CT. 

The Headquarters office of CT State Parks provides central support to CT's system of state parks and forest recreation areas. The system consists of 110 State Parks and 32 State Forests, over 250,000 acres of public lands available for outdoor recreation and welcomes between 8-9 millions visitors annually. 

Each season we hire seasonal employees in our Hartford office, at 79 Elm Street, to assist our operations with answering questions and providing assistance to the public by phone and email. Employees will also assist with special projects as needed. 

Position Highlights: 

All positions will be conveniently located at the Harford State Park offices, DEEP Headquarters located at 79 Elm Street. Occasional field work including some weekend work will be required. 

Positions Include (see details under Examples of Duties):

  • Media and Marketing Assistant
  • No Child Left Inside: The Great Park Pursuit Assistant
  • Office Assistant 
The approximate dates of employment will be mid-April to mid-October with anticipated start dates varying by position and running through the recreation season. The anticipated duration is a maximum of 1030 hours. 

The pay rates are $12.00 to $14.00 an hour depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits will be provided. 

Typical hours will be Monday to Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., forty (40) hours per week, with weekend hours required to assist in spring and summer programs. These hours may vary with field activity and location. 

Contact Information: 

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Tyler Cashman at

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for these park positions must be made directly to Brian Wilson at or (860) 424-3229. 

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive and open to 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. 

Selected candidates must: 
  • Be fluent in English. The ability to speak Spanish is an added benefit; 
  • Be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position; 
  • Have the ability to work with a computer and phone effectively; 
  • 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.


Media and Marketing Assistant:  Assisting the Parks Division with graphic layout and design in support of the parks’ branding campaign, compiling short (60-90 second) videos of park activities, post videos and/or events to social media sites, and scan and archive photographs and slides in addition to serving as office staff providing general office support at the Hartford Parks office. This position provides an opportunity for practical application in field of graphics, short video production, social media and general office experience.   

No Child Left Inside®: The Great Park Pursuit Assistant: These positions require work on weekends and some evenings, the willingness to travel to various state parks and forests, a background in environmental education or natural resources conservation helpful, excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as a strong work ethic and love of the outdoors.   

Office Assistant:  Will assist our operations with answering questions and providing assistance to the public by phone and email. Employees also assist with special projects as needed. 


Ability to follow instructions.


The preferred candidate 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.



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.