Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Marine Angler Survey Program

Recruitment #220210-3492VR-001

Introduction

    
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The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking to hire Seasonal Resource Assistants for the Marine Angler Survey Program, based out of Old Lyme.

POSITION DETAILS
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program (MFP) is conducting two surveys of marine recreational anglers along CT’s coastline in order to collect fishing trip information. This information includes quantities of kept and released fish, their associated length/weight measurements and other trip effort data. Anglers will be recruited by DEEP staff to voluntarily report their fishing trip information through an intercept questionnaire via an electronic tablet and also with a post marked angler survey catch card. Angler survey data is used to determine recreational harvest of marine fish species, which is critical for stock assessment purposes and ultimately for managing the marine recreational fishery.

Location: DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT, and employees would be expected to drive to Old Lyme each workday whether for office work or field work. Field work ranges from Greenwich, CT to Stonington, CT.

Duration: Anticipated start date is early to mid-May. Anticipated duration is 1,030 hours. Non-contractual.

Schedule: The work week is based on 35 hours with working weekends and holidays required since most fishing effort occurs during those days (days off are during the week but the work schedule is extremely flexible). Field work may occur between the hours of 6am to 9pm. Most shifts while conducting the angler survey are conducted alone.

Duties:
  • Interacting with the fishing public.
  • Interviewing marine anglers from shore, boat launches, at marinas and also on party/charter boats at sea.
  • Distributing angler survey catch cards to boat anglers at selected fishing sites along the Connecticut coastline.
  • Organizing data sheets
  • Performing data entry.
  • Answering questions queried by the public and providing fisheries related information including fishing regulations.
Pay: $13.00 - $17.00/hour depending on relevant education and experience. No benefits.

Applicants applying must possess a valid driver’s license, be highly responsible, and make decisions independently. Most shifts while conducting the angler survey are conducted alone.

For an inside look at what it's like to be a seasonal employee with DEEP, check out the video below!
         
CONTACT US
For further information about the position, contact David Molnar, Project Leader at 860-447-4334 or via email at david.molnar@ct.gov.

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobApps, please contact Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

HELPFUL LINKS
An overview of the Marine Fisheries Program can be found on the CT DEEP Fishing web page.

An overview of the recreational angler survey can be found here.

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive and open to the public.

Must be at least 18 years old. Must possess a valid drivers license. Must be comfortable talking with the public and working in inclement weather, along with driving long distances.

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

  • Interacting with the fishing public.
  • Interviewing marine anglers from shore, boat launches, at marinas and also on party/charter boats at sea.
  • Distributing angler survey catch cards to boat anglers at selected fishing sites along the Connecticut coastline.
  • Organizing data sheets
  • Performing data entry.
  • Answering questions queried by the public and providing fisheries related information including fishing regulations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the full six months and have the following related experience or training:
  • Actively pursuing or have recently completed a college degree in the biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field (degree is preferred but not required).
  • Experience providing customer service.
  • Experience communicating with the public.
  • Experience and proficiency in marine fish identification.
  • Experience handling live fish to be measured and weighed.
  • Experience using Microsoft Tool Set.
  • Experience in data entry and data analysis.
  • Experience with fishing or boating.
  • Experience in field data collection.
  • Experience using Samsung Tablets.

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.