Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wildlife Migratory Bird Program

Recruitment #220125-3492VR-001


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.

Looking for an exciting and impactful seasonal position where you can work outdoors? 

If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you!

Our Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work within the Migratory Bird Program out of the Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin. However, work will be conducted statewide. A total of 96 state land wildlife impoundments have been identified by the Wildlife Division as being a priority for management. The goal of this management is to focus on the maintenance of access roads, water control structures, and dams. Maintenance of wildlife impoundments/wetlands will serve to provide quality habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, and other wetland dependent wildlife. 

Opportunities to assist on other field projects may be made available as time allows and according to employee interest.

Position Details

Location: North Franklin, CT with regular travel to other statewide locations.

Schedule: The positions are thirty-five (35) hours per week, Monday - Friday with the potential for early morning and/or late night hours, as needed.

Length of position: Positions are 1,040 hours in duration (approx. 6 months.)

Anticipated start date: April 8, 2022

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: Kelly Kubik, Kelly.Kubik@CT.Gov, 860-418-5960

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:

  • The selected candidate for this position must have prior experience with building and grounds maintenance and must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Minimum age required is 18.
  • Please note, this position will require working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and under potentially hazardous field conditions (bee/wasp stings are highly likely to occur, as well as insect bites, poison ivy, etc.).
  • 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.) 


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.


  • Mowing and clearing of impoundment dams and access roads utilizing small equipment (i.e. brush cutters, DR mowers, and handheld tools).
  • Manipulating water levels using weir boards.
  • Removing debris from water control structures.
  • Updating Microsoft Excel databases.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Education and/or experience in wildlife biology/management or natural resources;
  • Experience working with a team or independently;
  • Experience with kayaks and small boats;
  • Basic experience with small engine repair and maintenance;
  • Basic experience in woodworking;
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel.


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.