Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Peoples State Forest

Recruitment #220218-3492VR-001

Introduction



Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for an exciting temporary position? 
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division is seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted, CT

About Us: 

Four season fun can be found at American Legion/Peoples State Forests which offer the region's finest fishing, hunting and winter sporting activities nestled amid the wooded splendor. 

Peoples State Forest is located in the Pleasant Valley section of Barkhamsted. The West Branch of the Farmington River, designated as a Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service, is the center point of river-based recreational activities including trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Other attractions include the 200 year old white pine picnic groves in the Matthies Grove and Whittemore Recreation Areas, over 11 miles of hiking trails, the Barkhamsted Lighthouse and other cultural and historic sites. 

Peoples State Forest Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support for American Legion State Forest and its Austin Hawes Campground, Enders, Tunxis and Nepaug State Forests, as well as other state lands in that area of the state. 

Position Highlights:

Positions available include: 

  • Seasonal Park Ranger: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Familiarity with operation of outdoor recreation facilities, must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of employment: Mid-May to Columbus Day.
  • Office Supervisor (Ticket Booth): Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Previous retail/customer service experience. Approximate dates of employment: Mid-April to Mid-September. 
  • Campground Supervisor: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Previous experience in campground management and/or previous retail/customer service experience; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of employment: Mid-May to Columbus Day. 
  • Interpretive Guide: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: A background in either the natural sciences or education; may be required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate dates of employment: Mid-February to Mid-August, Mid-April to Mid-October and Mid-May to Mid-November. 
  • Camp Office Staff: Minimum age is 16, Special Requirements: Previous retail/customer service experience. Approximate dates of employment: Mid-May to Columbus Day. 
  • Seasonal Maintainer: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate dates of employment: Mid-April to Mid-October. 
The anticipated start dates vary by position and run through the recreation season. The anticipated duration of these positions is a maximum of 1,030 hours. 

Most positions will be on first shift, but some positions will be on second or third shift. Typically positions are working 5 days per week, with varying mandatory weekend shifts.
The pay rate varies from $13.00 to $17.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits provided.

Contact Information: 

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

For inquiries specific to the position and regarding status of your application, please contact James Warner at James.Warner@ct.gov.

Learn more about our Seasonal Resource Assistant team! 
             

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive and Open to the Public.

Important Selections Information:

  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English, and be at least 16 or 18 years old, depending on the position.
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather and work outside for extended periods), 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.
To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
What to Expect After you Apply:

  • The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.
  • Please regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error).

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 Ranger:  Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park.  Assists with operational, maintenance and protective duties as needed; may answer telephones and perform radio dispatch duties.
Campground Supervisor:  Assists in managing the total operation of a State-owned campground under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor; acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park.  Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; oversees opening and closing procedures; trains, supervises and schedules camp office staff; evaluates work performance; registers campers; checks in reservations; collects camping fees; directs visitors; provides directions; answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area.
Camp Office Staff:  Provides general camp office support services; registers campers; checks in reservations; directs visitors; provides directions; and answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area.  
Office Supervisor (Ticket Booth): Provides general office and operation support services at ticket booth.   Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; oversees opening and closing procedures; trains, supervises and schedules Ticket Booth Attendants; evaluates work performance; acts as primary visitor contact; rings up and accepts parking fees; sells season passes; greets park visitors; provides directions; checks in buses; and answers questions about the park, state park rules and regulations, and the local area.
Interpretive Guide:   Acts as primary visitor contact, works to increase the public's understanding, appreciation, enjoyment of, and concern for the natural resources of our State Parks; conducts a variety of interpretive programs including, but not limited to, lectures, classes, tours, field walks, canoe trips, campfire programs, and special events to a wide variety of audiences; may assist with program development; cleans Nature Center, displays and animal cages/tanks; feeds and cares for animals.
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.   

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • The ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season; 
  • Related experience or training to the position you are applying to.

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.