Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Recruitment #220110-3492VR-001


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 and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.  The mission of the Bureau of Natural Resources is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation. The Bureau of Natural Resources is made up of three Divisions (Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife) and a central office.  

Programs within the Forestry Division focus on working with partners to protect Connecticut's forest resources. With close to 60% of its land area in forest, Connecticut is one of the most heavily forested states in the nation. At the same time, Connecticut is also one of the most densely populated states.

The Forestry Division has a current opportunity for a Seasonal Resource Assistant to be based at the DEEP Eastern District Headquarters, Marlborough.  This position will be working in the Forest Protection Program, under direction of the Fire Supervisor.  Although based at the Eastern District Headquarters, this position may require occasional work at the DEEP Headquarters in Hartford.  Some telework will also be allowed, and some statewide travel may be required.  Primarily based in the fire program, this position may be required to work on insect and disease as directed.  

Primary work schedule is Monday-Friday.  Flexible schedules considered, up to 40 hours a week.  The position is 1,040 hours in duration and does not include benefits.

Selection Plan

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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.


Assisting the Fire Supervisor and Forest Protection Staff in programmatic responsibilities including collection, compilation, and reporting of wildfire statistics data, as well as inventory of program fire equipment.  The position will provide administrative support of the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, the Dry Hydrant grant program, and the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program as needed, and other programmatic duties as directed.  If interested and qualified, there may be opportunities for wildland fire suppression and prescribed burn experience.  Limited opportunities for wildland fire training available. Performs related duties as required.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Experience communicating verbally and in writing, with a  variety of audiences
  • Experience working with diverse groups
  • Good organizational skills
  • Experience working with a  variety of computer programs and the ability to adapt to new programs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in GIS Arc Map
  • Proficiency in Excel, Access, and PowerPoint


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.