|Date Opened||3/29/2021 4:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$15-$19/hour (Depending on relevant education and/or experience)|
|Close Date||12/31/2022 11:59:00 PM|
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.
This position is non-competitive and open to the public.
The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 21 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
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.
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.