Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Bureau of Air Management

Recruitment #220207-3492VR-006

Introduction


Looking for a seasonal position with the State of Connecticut?
If so, we invite you to check out this position!

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 clean, reliable, and affordable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in supporting economic development and job creation in Connecticut as well as fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

Within the Bureau of Air Management (BAM), our mission is to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by implementing regulatory programs and supporting policies to advance clean air and climate change objectives, advance radiation safety and promote public health. The BAM consists of four divisions: Planning & Standards, Engineering, Radiation, and Enforcement.

This Seasonal Resource Assistant position will be part of the Planning & Standards Division's Air Monitoring Group. The Air Monitoring Group is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the state’s ambient air quality monitoring network. This network provides scientifically valid data on air pollutant levels in Connecticut’s ambient air and this data informs many policy decisions on both the state and national levels.

Seasonal employees assist the Air Monitoring Group staff in operating and maintaining the Connecticut air monitoring network. This position will also be involved in defined projects to include:
  • Assisting in the installation of PurpleAir monitoring sensors throughout the network and other sites as identified
  • Configuring telecommunication equipment for integration into the air quality data acquisition and management system
  • Assisting in developing disaster recovery and redundancy procedures for the air monitoring site polling computers
Additionally, there will be various clerical duties, such as entering data using a variety of computer programs, assist with the scanning of check sheets and various field data sheets.

Other key details:
  • Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday–Thursday
  • Location: in Windsor, CT.
  • Duration of position: Approximately 6 months (no more than 1,040 hours), starting February 2021.
  • Pay: $13.00 - $17.00/hour. No benefits.
CONTACT US
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobApps, please contact Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

For questions specific to this position, please contact Pete Babich via email at pete.babich@ct.gov or by phone at 860-559-7996.

Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive, open to the public position.

The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 21 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including ability to lift 55 pounds), 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.


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

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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

Seasonal employees assist the Air Monitoring Group staff in operating and maintaining the Connecticut air monitoring network. This position will also be involved in defined projects to include: assisting in the installation of PurpleAir monitoring sensors throughout the network and other sites as identified; configuring telecommunication equipment for integration into the air quality data acquisition and management system; and assisting in developing disaster recovery and redundancy procedures for the air monitoring site polling computers. Additionally, there will be various clerical duties, such as entering data using a variety of computer programs, assist with the scanning of check sheets and various field data sheets.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience following instructions from supervisors
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.