Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Water Planning and Management

Recruitment #210318-3492VR-001


Are you passionate about one of the natural resources "Water" and want to learn more? 
Take a look at the following:

State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Water Planning and Management Division is looking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant. This position would normally be based at DEEP Headquarters at 79 Elm Street in Hartford, CT, but will be based at the employees’ home for telework until further notice.  This position will provide administrative and technical support to the Division.

The Planning Section of the Water Planning and Management Division oversees four functional units: Water Monitoring, Water Quality, Water Quantity, and Watersheds. This section focuses on overall water planning and development of sound science to support our water planning needs. In particular, the Planning Section’s mission is to monitor, assess, and restore the water quality of Connecticut streams, rivers, and lakes and provide adequate instream water quantity for current and future generations. Programs revolve around State and federal programs for water quality and water quantity in our streams, rivers, lakes, and the Long Island Sound and its embayment.

The Municipal Wastewater Program of the Water Planning and Management Division provides guidance, support, and regulatory oversight to municipalities regarding all aspects of wastewater discharged to Connecticut waterbodies. It administers the technical components of the Clean Water Fund, from planning the required infrastructure up through design and construction. On behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Municipal Wastewater Program drafts and issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to wastewater treatment facilities, which protect waterbodies throughout Connecticut. Additionally, DEEP manages an innovative nitrogen-trading program under a general permit among the Water Pollution Control Facilities throughout the state.

The chosen candidate will be with the Water Quantity unit of the Planning Section, but there will also be opportunities to work with the Municipal Wastewater Program.

Length of Position: The position is thirty-five (35) hours per week, Monday through Friday and will not exceed 1,040 hours in duration.

The pay rate varies from $12.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits with these positions.

Note: Do not submit a cover letter. Applicants must only include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application submission. 

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for these positions must be made directly to Melissa Czarnowski

Selection Plan

Candidates applying for this job:
  • Must be fluent in English. 
  • Must be proficient with computers and software, including Microsoft Office, and especially with Excel spreadsheets and database management. 
  • Must have a College level course work and/or experience in a science or computer-based field.


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.


Provide administrative and technical support
Data entry, collection, compilation, and quality control
Database and Excel spreadsheet development, maintenance and management
Review annual water use reports
Other duties as may be appropriate


Ability to follow instructions.


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
  • Proficient with computers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Working with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently as needed
  • Able to communicate in person and on the phone
  • Follow instructions
  • Working with data management


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.