Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Long Island Sound Monitoring Program

Recruitment #220112-3492VR-004

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (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.

Our Water Protection and Land Reuse Bureau, Water Planning and Management Division, Water Monitoring Unit, is seeking to hire several Seasonal Resource Assistants to work within the Long Island Sound Monitoring Program

We encourage you to explore this well-known durational opportunity!

Position Details

Location: The main office location is the Windsor Water Lab. Field work is conducted out of Old Lyme and Milford.

Schedule: The positions are thirty-five (35) hours per week, Monday - Friday. Early morning and/or late night hours required when performing fieldwork.

Length of position: Positions are 1,040 hours in duration.

Salary:$13.00 to $17.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. No benefits.

More details can be found in the class specification.

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact: Samantha Wasef, Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov, 860-937-6357.

For questions specific to this position, please contact: Mary Becker, Mary.Becker@CT.Gov, 860-424-3262

Water Planning & Management Division

Water has shaped Connecticut’s landscape, eroding the land and leaving behind the varied topography that is Connecticut today. Adequate supplies of clean water are critical to support human societies as well as to maintain healthy ecological communities. Water is used to provide transportation corridors for the movement of people and commerce, as a power source to fuel industry, to irrigate our farms, to provide cooling for electric power generation, and to sustain the fish and shellfish that grace our dinner tables. Water provides recreation for fishermen, boaters, swimmers, and those who simply enjoy the aesthetic beauty of many of our water resources. Most fundamentally, every day, each of us must consume some quantity of water to insure our own personal survival. Each and every living creature has a similar need since water is, in fact, the principal chemical ingredient in all forms of life on earth.

The quality and quantity of the State’s waters is a reflection of our use and in some case misuse of our water resources. Many are used to dilute and assimilate wastes generated as a result of human activities. Rain washes contaminants out of the atmosphere and off the land surface into our rivers and streams. Damming our rivers to produce electricity or extraction of surface or groundwater water for human use can alter natural streamflow patterns and threaten the sustainability of natural populations of fish and other aquatic life. Poorly planned development, destruction of wetlands, and is some cases a lack of dam maintenance can increase the potential for severe flooding and the destruction of property and loss of life that can be associated with those events.

Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

Important Selections Information:

  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Selected candidates 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), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

What to Expect After you Apply:

  • The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.
  • Please regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.) 

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

Seasonal employees assist the Program staff in performing tasks associated with an intensive water quality-monitoring program of Long Island Sound. Three to four days (8 – 14 hours each) biweekly will be spent on Long Island Sound aboard the R/V John Dempsey measuring various water quality and environmental parameters, including collecting in situ and grab water samples, and filtering the samples on board for nutrient analysis. Additional sampling involves the collection of phytoplankton and zooplankton samples to assess community structure in Long Island Sound. Office work will also involve the organization of water quality data, natural resource mapping, or data entry. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following; water quality monitoring, aquatic biology, limnology, ecology, microbiology, entomology, or environmental science;
  • Experience using and completing tasks on personal computers;
  • Boating experience;
  • Mechanical experience;
  • ArcMap GIS experience would also be beneficial.

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.








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