Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Southford Falls

Recruitment #220217-3492VR-005

Introduction

COME WORK WITH GREAT PEOPLE AT ONE OF CONNECTICUT'S BEAUTIFUL STATE PARKS!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions Southford Falls State Park in Oxord, CT. 

 

At the turn of the century, Southford Falls was the site of the Diamond Match Company. Scenic waterfalls are at the southeast end of the Park on the Eight Mile River. The Larkin Bridle Trail is nearby. Southford Falls was established as a state park in 1932 and has 169 acres.  Among other activities, visitors enjoy picnicking, fishing and hiking.

 

Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties) 

  • Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and/or an EP Maintainer 3. Minimum Age:  18
  • Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. Minimum Age:  18
  • Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities. Minimum Age:  18  

Anticipated start dates vary by position and run through the recreation season.  Most positions are first shift, some will be second or third shift. Typically positions are 5 days per week and will include weekend shifts.

Selection Plan

For inquiries specific to the position and regarding the status of your application, must be made directly to the individual park: Nathan.Hale@ct.gov.

 

CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at multiple locations while your application is under review.

 

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.

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 Park Maintenance Supervisor:   Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and an EP Maintainer 3.  Trains, supervises and schedules Seasonal Maintainers; evaluates work performance; assists in job planning and scheduling and in preparation of materials lists; operates machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may perform highly-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs or other skilled trade; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18   Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge and experience in maintenance of a recreational facility and/or a related skilled trade; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.   Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.   
Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities.  May assist in job planning and in preparation of materials lists; may operate machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; may perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less.   Minimum Age:  18   Special Requirements:  Minimum one season satisfactory DEEP or related work experience; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.   
Seasonal Maintainer:   Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities including, but not limited to, litter pickup, cleaning, mowing, raking, and painting. May use hand tools; may direct traffic in parking lots; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Positions are also available for those with additional levels of training and experience. These positions involve the use of machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles and the use of skills in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance.   Minimum Age:  18.   Special Requirements:  Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • The ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season
  • Related experience or training

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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