Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Fisheries - Aquatic Invasive Species

Recruitment #220217-3492VR-004

Introduction

  

Looking for an interesting and rewarding seasonal position?
If so, we invite you to check out this position!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), is seeking to hire two Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistants to serve as Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Stewards in the Fisheries Division.

POSITION DETAILS

In recent years, hydrilla and other AIS have become increasingly abundant within the Connecticut River. If left unchecked, AIS have the potential to displace native species as well as impact habitat quality, navigation, recreational opportunities, and property values. AIS Stewards will play a critical role in increasing public awareness about and preventing the spread of these species both within the Connecticut River and to other waters through education and outreach.

AIS Stewards will receive training in all of the following duties:
  • Interacting with and educating boaters at boat launches along the Connecticut River about aquatic invasive species and clean boating practices;
  • Perform voluntary inspections of boats and trailers as they enter and exit boat launch areas to check for and remove aquatic invasive plants and animals;
  • Assisting with public outreach events, as needed; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Location: The duty station of these positions is the DEEP Marine Headquarters located at 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT, however, the job duties are field-oriented and AIS Stewards will be stationed at public boat launches throughout the Connecticut River valley between Old Lyme and Enfield.
Schedule: Primarily first shift but adjustments may be made to match peak boat launch activity and work on weekends and holidays may be required.
Duration: Six months from date of hire, but no greater than 1040 hours total.
Pay: $13.00 - $17.00/hour, depending on relevant education and experience. No benefits.

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ABOUT US

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment 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. DEEP's Wildlife Division advances the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

CONTACT US
Hiring Supervising/Contact Information: Matthew Goclowski, Supervising Fisheries Biologist 860-424-3926, matthew.goclowski@ct.gov.

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

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions and during weekends and holidays.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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

AIS Stewards will receive training in all of the duties listed below:
  • Interacting with and educating boaters at boat launches along the Connecticut River about aquatic invasive species and clean boating practices
  • Perform voluntary inspections of boats and trailers as they enter and exit boat launch areas to check for and remove aquatic invasive plants and animals
  • Assisting with public outreach events, as needed; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of or experience working with aquatic invasive species.
  • College level course work and/or experience in one or more of the following; aquatic biology, limnology, water quality monitoring, ecology, botany, environmental science, or a related field.
  • Experience utilizing interpersonal communication skills in a work setting.
  • Boating experience is a plus.
  • Must be willing to work outside in variable weather conditions and during weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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.