Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Cottontail Rabbit Project

Recruitment #210929-3492VR-001

Introduction

  

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The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division is seeking to hire Seasonal Resource Assistants to work on a cottontail rabbit research project.

POSITION DETAILS
The position is mostly comprised of field work, with some office work. Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Live-trapping rabbits, collecting biological data, and transporting rabbits to a captive breeding facility
  • Conducting statewide fecal pellet surveys and recording habitat data, as part of a regional monitoring program
  • Recording habitat data at habitat restoration sites, as part of a long-term monitoring program
  • Data entry
The position is up to forty hours per week. The duration of this position is approximately 6 months (no more than 1,030 hours), starting in November. Pay is $13.00-$14.00 per hour, depending on relevant education and experience.

ABOUT US

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. 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.

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CONTACT US
Hiring Supervising/Contact Information: For any specific question regarding the position, please contact William Cassidy via email at william.cassidy@ct.gov.

Technical questions about your application in JobAps should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must be fluent in English and be at least 18 years old.

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

The selected candidate must have a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.

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

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Note:  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. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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

  • Live-trapping rabbits, collecting biological data, and transporting rabbits to a captive breeding facility
  • Conducting statewide fecal pellet surveys and recording habitat data, as part of a regional monitoring program
  • Recording habitat data at habitat restoration sites, as part of a long-term monitoring program
  • Data entry
  • Other duties, as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of parties, including co-workers and the public
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

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

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.

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.