Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Migratory Bird Program

Recruitment #220113-3492VR-002


Looking to work with Connecticut's wildlife? 
If so, we have an outstanding seasonal opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division is seeking two Seasonal Resource Assistants to assist with a mallard nesting ecology project for the Migratory Bird Program. The positions are based at the Wildlife Division’s Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, but work will be conducted statewide.


The State of Connecticut's DEEP is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment 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. DEEP's Wildlife Division advances the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

DEEP's Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources. 

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Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.

Ability to work independently, experience with passerine nest searching and vegetation sampling. Valid driver’s license required.

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

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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  


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 mallard nesting sites, trapping mallards, assessing nest vegetation characteristics statewide.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • A college degree in biological sciences or coursework in wildlife management or a related field. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered.
  • Experience trapping birds.
  • Experience using ArcMap and ArcInfo.
  • Experience conducting field work and collecting biological information.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow directions and work 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.