Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area

Recruitment #220124-3492VR-004


The Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources. The Division’s Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA), in Burlington CT, provides office space for Wildlife Division staff and is managed for the conservation and enhancement of wildlife habitat, while also focusing on conservation education and wildlife-based recreation, such as hunting and wildlife observation. Visitors to Sessions Woods learn about wildlife and natural resources management through a variety of educational programs, demonstrations, exhibits, and self-guided interpretive trails.

Under the supervision of the Habitat Management Program maintenance staff, the successful candidate will conduct maintenance activities on Sessions Woods WMA grounds, and in the exhibit hall, conference rooms, offices, workshop, and various storage and out-buildings.  Work will be focused at the Sessions Woods facility, but maintenance may also be required at other WMA facilities throughout the state, such as the Wildlife Division’s office and hunter education training shooting range located at the Franklin Swamp WMA in North Franklin. Travel to work sites other than Sessions Woods will be by State-owned vehicle.

This position will not have insurance benefits, as it is seasonal and will be approximately 6 months in duration.  The position is up to forty (40) hours per week. A typical work week is Monday through Friday.

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.


Primary duties include the following: (1) cleaning restrooms, offices, and kitchen area, vacuuming carpets, cleaning and waxing floors, washing windows, trash removal; (2) set up and tear down of conference room tables and chairs is required for scheduled events held at the facility throughout the year; (3) landscaping activities and grounds keeping, including snow removal, mowing, raking, and trash removal; (4) constructing and repairing signs, kiosks, fences, target range/training structures and gates; (5) trail maintenance and vegetation control; (6) painting and minor facility repairs, and other duties as assigned.  Keeping the facilities safe and clean for staff and the visiting public is the priority. There will likely be some interaction with the public.  Performs related duties as required.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Proficiency with the use and maintenance of lawn mowers, string trimmers, hand tools, power tools, and cleaning equipment;
  • Ability to track cleaning/maintenance supplies and create purchase lists for replenishing inventory;
  • Ability to follow instruction and perform duties independently, and respond to unanticipated facility needs as they arise;
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic, with the ability to work cooperatively and represent the Division in a positive light when interacting with staff and the public.


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. Work will occur in a variety of indoor settings, as well as outdoors, in a variety of weather conditions.



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.