Are you looking to help protect Connecticut's beautiful landscape? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Natural Resources, Forestry Division, has an opportunity for Seasonal Resource Assistant based out of the Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.
The Seasonal Resource Assistant will assist DEEP Foresters. Tasks include marking boundary lines, collecting forest inventory data, preparing areas for harvest, conducting timber stand improvement projects, boundary line encroachment investigation, and possibly forest fire suppression.
Other important information:
- Location: Based out of Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough. Position will work throughout the assigned eastern region and may work statewide as needed.
- Schedule: The position is Monday - Friday, 40 hrs. per week.
- Salary: $12-14 per hour, depending on education and experience. There are no benefits.
- Duration: May-November 2021. Position is 1030 hours in duration.
Connecticut’s forests and trees add immensely to the quality of life for the people of the state. They filter the air that is breathed, safeguard private and public drinking water sources, produce locally grown forest products, provide essential habitat for wildlife, and moderate summer and winter temperatures near homes. Whether people in Connecticut live in an urban, suburban, or rural setting, they are connected to the forest. Forests and trees are integral to the character of Connecticut. They also provide a spectacular annual display of fall color across our landscape.
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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This position are non-competitive. Open to the public.
The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
The selected candidate 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.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
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
Forest management tasks are entry level to assist DEEP Foresters. Tasks include marking boundary lines, collecting forest inventory data, preparing areas for harvest, conducting timber stand improvement projects, boundary line encroachment investigation, and possibly forest fire suppression.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
Forestry school graduate with a BS in Forestry or current student working towards a BS in Forestry or related Natural Resources field of study. Candidates should have successfully completed coursework in dendrology, forest measurements, and silviculture.
Additional preferred qualifications:
- Familiarity with Trimble data collectors, the NorthEast Decision (NED), GPS and GIS ArcMap is a plus. Forestry school graduate with BS in Forestry preferred.
- Valid driver’s license is required.
- Previous experience working as a forest technician, chainsaw experience, and wildland fire suppression experience is a plus.
- Knowledge of forest inventory methods, mapping, and estimating forest lands and natural resources values.
- Knowledge of GIS and its uses related to natural resources management.
- Knowledge of silviculture, timber cruise and appraisal methods, forest pathology and entomology.
Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of constituents, including co-workers and the public.
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.