Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Recruitment #210706-3492VR-001


Are you an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wildlife? 
If so, consider joining our seasonal team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut's wildlife resources. 

The Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division is seeking Seasonal Resource Assistants to work with the Division's Migratory Bird Program and support the CT Bird Atlas Project. 

The Connecticut Bird Atlas is a joint project of DEEP and the University of Connecticut with an aim to provide comprehensive information about the distributions of all species that occur in the state. Field work is conducted during both breeding and non-breeding periods, with data collection focused on describing both where each species occurs and how abundance varies across the state. 

This position is based at the Wildlife Division's Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, CT, but work will be conducted statewide. 

Position Details: 

The anticipated length of these positions is three (3) months, beginning in August. The anticipated duration will not exceed 1,030 hours. 

The pay rates are between $12.00 - $14.00 per hour depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits will be included. 

The hours are variable and may require some early mornings or evenings. 

Contact Information: 

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Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this position should be made directly to Min Huang at

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive and open to the public.

Selected candidates must be fluent in English, possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license, and be at least 18 years old. 

The selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather and work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public. 

Please do not submit a cover letter. Ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume in the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. 


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.


Candidates will discover the opportunity to conduct bird surveys across the state, enter and proof data; and maintain a database. 

For a full list of duties related to this job classification, please click here


Ability to follow instructions.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • A minimum of a B.S. degree in wildlife science, ecology, biology, or a related field; 
  • Experience identifying Northeastern U.S. birds by sight and sound; 
  • Experience navigating in the field; 
  • Experience working individually for long hours in potentially adverse field conditions; 
  • Experience working under stressful conditions while maintaining attention to detail; 
  • Experience developing and maintaining a database; 
  • A valid driver's license. 


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.