Do you enjoy the outdoors and have the desire to make a difference?
We have a fantastic opportunity for you!
Connecticut's system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitor's alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.
The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources lead the agency's outdoor recreation efforts by acquiring and managing lands with an eye toward providing public use that is compatible with long term protection for natural resources.
This position is 40 hours per week and may require weekend duty for the active recreation season generally from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including holidays.
The State of Connecticut provides a leading comprehensive benefits package
- Excellent health and dental coverage;
- A generous retirement plan;
- Paid time off;
- A healthy work/life balance!
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing maintenance and moderately skilled tasks in trade practices.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs general maintenance and moderately skilled maintenance work at facilities owned by or under control of Department land, buildings and equipment including but not limited to simple automotive repairs and light equipment repairs; sharpens saws and axes; performs simple plumbing tasks such as a union change or faucet repairs, rough carpentry, painting, minor electrical repairs, etc.; operates and maintains trucks, tractors, boats and related equipment; uses and maintains fire fighting equipment; may lead a small seasonal crew or group of fire fighters; may do planting, transplanting, cutting and pruning; may perform tasks relating to care, propagation and stocking of fish including maintenance and repair of hatchery and stocking equipment; may work with blueprints and specifications; may work with support services in areas of general maintenance of lands, buildings and dams; may perform patrol and fire fighting activities; may act as a firefighter; may perform clerical duties of very limited duration; may perform emergency first aid as needed; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Interpersonal skills; ability to perform general maintenance and semi-skilled trade tasks; ability to operate and make repairs to small tools and mechanical equipment; ability to follow general instructions; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in maintenance and repair work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Graduation from a secondary school with specialization in a trade pertinent to the operation, maintenance and development of natural resources may be substituted for the General Experience.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience with basic computer programs and record keeping;
- Experience working independently with limited supervision;
- Experience communicating effectively and interacting harmoniously and effectively with diverse populations;
- Experience using and maintaining tools and equipment.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate.
2. Incumbents engaged in the operation of heavy equipment will be required to possess and retain the necessary current licenses, permits and or certifications as required by Federal and State laws and regulations.
3. Incumbents performing skilled trade work may be required to possess and retain appropriate current licenses and or certifications as required by a particular trade.
4. Incumbents may be required to operate a motor vehicle and to possess and retain the appropriate valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license, such as a Commercial Driver's License.
Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury working under varying weather conditions, lifting moderate weights and handling chemical solutions.
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.