Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Fisheries Education Center

Recruitment #220203-3492VR-001

Introduction

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Fisheries Division – CT Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program has been teaching youth, adults, and families basic fishing courses and promoting environmental stewardship since 1986. In that time frame, over 200,000 citizens of CT have participated in free fishing classes taught by staff and certified volunteer fishing Instructors. By utilizing interactive lessons and activities, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on fishing trips students leave with basic fishing skills and a deeper connection and appreciation for CT natural resources.

The Fisheries Division is seeking to hire a diverse and talented team of Seasonal Interpretive Guides who will represent CARE within urban communities and lead classes on water, fish, and fishing methods. Guides will also assist in planning, scheduling and reporting on all classes. Maintenance and repair of fishing equipment is included in duties. Create content, edit, and publish video and social media content in English and in Spanish. Duration of Position: Employment will begin in April and end in August. Interpretative Guides will work out of Fisheries Divisions - Education Center in Killingworth. Candidates often will be required to use their personal vehicle as COVID protocols are in place. Mileage compensation will be offered.

The ideal candidate would have college level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following: marketing/communications, outdoor education, aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries biology or management, and environmental science. Fishing and public speaking experience are preferred. Applicants should have a background and strong interest in outdoor education and/or fisheries, and be comfortable working within the community and with public speaking engagements.  Work will also include video creation, cinematography, photography media editing, and developing social media content.  Hours vary and include some night and weekend work.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record. Fluency in Spanish preferred and experience with video and cinematography a plus.

This position is located at 364 North Branford Road, Killingworth.   The CARE Education Center is closed to the public and is only open to people participating in our Fisheries Education programs. As such, the conditions for fishing and wildlife observation are superb.

Selection Plan

Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply.  Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board several times per week to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Represent DEEP Fisheries and lead classes on water, fish and angling methods
  • Assist in planning, scheduling and reporting on all classes
  • Performs maintenance and repair of fishing equipment
  • Related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL 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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.