Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wildlife Division

Recruitment #210324-3492VR-001


Are you looking for a season job and passionate for contributing to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation?

We have a unique office-based opportunity available with DEEP to supply behind-the-scenes support within our Wildlife Division.

The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division is to advance the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources. 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.

The Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant in Hartford, CT, to work with a variety of Division programs, including the Natural Diversity Database (NDDB), Nuisance Wildlife Control, Scientific Collecting, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. The Seasonal Resource Assistant position is strictly office work but is quite diverse in its scope.

The position is forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Salary: Depends on education and experience. There are no benefits with this position.

Length of position: Approximately six (6) months (no more than 1,030 hours).

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact: Mackenzie.Coleman@CT.Gov

For questions specific to this position, please contact: Laurie Fortin, Laurie.Fortin@CT.Gov, 860-424-3963.

CT DEEP encourages 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.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a). 

The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 21 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • As of October 1, 2021, In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.


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.


The selected candidate will work with a variety of Division programs, including the Natural Diversity Database (NDDB), Nuisance Wildlife Control, Scientific Collecting, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. 

The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to handling incoming phone calls relating to animal damage and distressed wildlife, assisting with the administration of licenses for the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs), supporting staff with beaver damage complaints and permits, preparing NDDB reviews, administering a variety of state permits and authorizations, and managing paperwork for as needed. 

This job will include managing incoming emails and phone calls from the general public, NWCOs, scientists, wildlife rehabilitators, hunters, and trappers. In addition, the position will entail supporting staff as needed with the implementation of the permit-required hunting areas program and other office functions, such as data entry using various computer programs, scanning, disseminating permit documents, filing, grading exams, and assisting with mailings. Issues a variety of permits and licenses using Filemaker Pro and Microsoft Access databases. Uses ArcMap to create maps for NDDB reviews. Provides support and assistance to other Wildlife Division programs.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Experience with wildlife management practices and the natural history of Connecticut fauna
  • Experience with hunting and trapping laws
  • Experience with business communications through phone, email and in-person correspondence
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access
  • Experience with Filemaker and ArcMap 10.2.2
  • Experience with nuisance and distressed wildlife 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.