Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Migratory Bird Program

Recruitment #220113-3492VR-001


The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources. The Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division is seeking a Seasonal Resource Assistant to assist with a sparrow nesting ecology project for the Migratory Bird Program.

The position is based at the Wildlife Division’s Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, CT, but work will be conducted on the coast in several saltmarshes.  Selected candidates must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Length of position: April 2022-September 2022.

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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.


Duties include finding nesting sites, taking detailed habitat variables, and assessing nest vegetation characteristics; performs related duties as required.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • A college degree in biological sciences or coursework in wildlife management or a related field
  • Experience working with passerines and nest searching
  • Experience using ArcMap and ArcInfo
  • Experience conducting field work and collecting biological information
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience following directions and working cooperatively with others, as well as independently
  • Willingness to work long hours in field, day or night as program needs dictate


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.