Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Recruitment #210827-3492VR-001

Introduction

At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment.  The mission of the Bureau of Natural Resources (BNR) is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation.  BNR is charged with managing the state’s natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of regulation, management, research, and public education. 

BNR's Fisheries Division has current opportunities for a Seasonal Resource Assistant for the Connecticut Sturgeon Project.  This position will assist in the conducting of a variety of field operations, primarily working on small boats, collecting and processing US Federally Endangered sturgeon. Additionally, gear maintenance and repair can consume a fair amount of time.  Other duties may include various laboratory and office work tasks with some computer proficiency required. This position will provide opportunities for practical experience in fisheries monitoring, data collection, and lab processing techniques.
                     
The project location is based out of DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT.  Employees would be required to report to Old Lyme each workday for office work or field work.  Typically, this position is first shift, but hours may vary according to field sampling needs.  The work week is Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm (hours flexible).

The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods, work onboard small open boats, ability to lift and move 50lbs.) and work well with other staff and members of the public.   The selected candidate must be at least 18 years of age and able to communicate with a diverse group of people.

Selection Plan

For any specific question regarding the position, please contact Thomas Savoy (tom.savoy@ct.gov).

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov .

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

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties include, but are not limited to: sampling aboard small open boats using a variety of trawls and gillnets, cleaning and maintaining sampling gear, conducting data entry, and following data quality assurance procedures. Other duties may include interacting with the public at Public Outreach events.  Successful applicants must be able to lift & move 50 lbs., deploy and haul fishing gear in various hydrographic conditions, embark/disembark unassisted from an anchored vessel into waist deep water, work outside in inclement weather and work outside for extended periods.  Selected candidates will work under supervision and get along well with small boat crews and performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the full six month duration of the position and have related experience or training. Other preferred qualifications include:

  • A college degree in the Biological Sciences including coursework in fisheries or a related field
  • Experience with fishing, boating, and boat trailering
  • Experience conducting fisheries field work
  • Experience with use of Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access
  • Attention to detail is very important 
  • Experience with data entry
  • Experience with quality assurance/control procedures

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.

Conclusion

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.