Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Patrol Officer

Recruitment #220126-3491VR-001


Are you an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for law enforcement? 
If you are interested in a seasonal opportunity, we have a unique position for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Conservation Police Division, has multiple opportunities for Seasonal Patrol Officers (EnCon Rangers) and POST certified Seasonal Patrol Officers throughout the State Park system. 

About Us: 

The mission of the Environmental Conservation Police is to provide natural resource protection and public safety through education, outreach and enforcement. 

Position Highlights: 

Seasonal Patrol Officers and EnCon Rangers assist the State Environmental Conservation Police through primary park visitor contact, interaction with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of department resources and activities and enforcement of laws and regulations. 

POST certified officers will perform Police Officer patrol duties primarily in State Parks, Forests, Waterways and recreation areas. 

Those non-POST certified will perform EnCon Park Ranger duties primarily in State Parks providing security and enforcement of laws and regulations for State Parks. 

The locations are primarily at State Parks, Forests, Waterways and recreation areas. 

These positions are up to 40 hours per week with both first and second shift available. There are no benefits provided. 

The position length is from March 1 through December 15, 2022. 

A 120 hour training course provided by DEEP must be completed by candidates without a POST certification after hire. The training course is located in Old Lyme, CT

Contact Information: 

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Tyler Cashman at

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for these positions must be made directly to Sergeant Jeffrey Bruno at or 860-424-3012. 

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive and 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 21 years old at the time of employment and have a valid driver's license.
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather and work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Selected Candidates will have been: 
  • Employed as a special conservation officer by DEEP's EnCon Police in 2021 with valid POST certification; 
  • Currently employed as a Connecticut certified police officer with a current POST card; 
  • Retired in good standing within the last 3 years from a Connecticut police agency without any unresolved or pending disciplinary action as a sworn officer with a valid POST certification; 
  • Successful in completion of one hundred and twenty (120) hours of Seasonal Ranger, DEEP provided training prior to May 30, 2022 in Old Lyme, CT
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, performs patrol officer duties of a seasonal nature.


As a Law Enforcement Officer with primary park visitor contact, interacts with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of department resources and activities; enforces laws and regulations; governing visitor behavior and the use of department lands and facilities; investigates and prepares reports of unusual occurrences; works under a State Encon Police Sergeant; may supervise other seasonal employees as assigned.


Knowledge of criminal and motor vehicle laws and law enforcement procedures; knowledge of boating laws and regulations; knowledge of regulations pertaining to use of parks and forest lands; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills. 


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience interacting and communicating with a diverse population;
  • Experience with Connecticut police procedures; 
  • The ability to work weekends and holidays. 


1. Incumbents in this class 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 to meet the following:

a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

b. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

3. Incumbents performing patrol officer functions must currently possess Police Officer Standard Training (POST) certification or be eligible for POST recertification without completing the Basic Training program again (i.e. must be current or retired within two (2) years of last POST certified required employment) or Connecticut State Police (CSP) Academy certification (must be current or retired within two (2) years of last CSP certified required employment). Must pass a seasonal patroller training course as approved by the Connecticut State Police.


Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.



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.