Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery

Recruitment #211210-3492VR-001


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking a seasonal resource assistant.  This position is 6 months long and is first shift 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 pm. at the Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery in Plainfield, CT.


The Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery located at 145 Trout Hatchery Rd, Plainfield, CT 06374. The hatchery is responsible for the production of the majority of the state’s trout and contains multiple areas:

  • The Hatch House is used to incubate and hatch the fish eggs.  When the fish reach 3” in size, they are moved to the intermediate tanks.
  • Intermediate tanks consist of 30 circular tanks 20 feet in diameter.  Each tank holds up to 30,000 3" fish.  The fish remain in these tanks until they are 6-8" in length then are transferred to the grow-out tanks.
  • Grow-out tanks are outside and consist of 40 outside circular tanks 50 feet in diameter.  They are covered by netting to control predatory birds.  Each tank can hold up to 13,000 6-8" fish.  The trout will remain in these tanks until they are ready for stocking.

This state of the art numerical control facility is managed from the control center located in the main office where the operator will observe water quality, monitor well pumps, program feeding systems, program/access alarms and review historical trends of the facility.

The duration of these positions are six (6) months and there are no benefits for these positions.

Selection Plan

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


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.


Duties include assisting with the propagation of trout from egg to adult, cleaning fish rearing units, weighing feed and feeding fish, stocking trout throughout the state. Also performs general maintenance tasks at facilities owned by or under control of the Department including but not limited to mowing lawns, raking, picking up trash, cleaning restrooms, washing vehicles, brush cutting and snow removal.


Ability to follow instructions.


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.