Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Education Assistant

Recruitment #220202-3492VR-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.

Do you enjoy boating and have a passion for teaching? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you!

The DEEP Boating Division, Education & Outreach Section is responsible for providing virtual and in-person safe boating classes, and we are recruiting for a Boating Education Assistant to assist with delivering class materials to instructors, scheduling classes, teaching classes, and assisting with public outreach events.

Candidates must be a Connecticut State Certified Boating Instructor or willing to obtain this certification within the first month of employment.


Location: Old Lyme, CT

Anticipated Start Date: February 11, 2022 

Length of Position: Six months from date of hire, but no greater than 1040 hours total.

Schedule: This is a 40 hour per week position with a Monday through Friday schedule with some evening and weekend work required. Hours will vary.

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: Gwendolynn Flynn, Gwendolynn.Flynn@CT.Gov, 860-447-4339

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).


  • Candidates must be a Connecticut State Certified Boating Instructor or be willing to become certified within the first month of employment.
  • A valid Connecticut driver’s license is required.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Assisting Boating Division staff with scheduling courses and instructors for safe boating classes;
  • Delivering course materials;
  • Teaching boating courses as assigned or on-call; and
  • Assisting with public outreach events, as needed.


Ability to follow instructions.


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.