Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Dinosaur State Park

Recruitment #220223-3492VR-001


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 Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, CT

About Us: 

If you like Dinosaurs, you'll love our 200 million year old fossil trackway, interactive exhibits, trails and picnic areas at Dinosaur State Park. Visitors also have the chance to cast their own dinosaur footprint to take home. The Connecticut Valley has a long history of fossil track discoveries. Outstanding specimens uncovered in 19th century brownstone quarries found their way into museums throughout the world. A new chapter in the history of such discoveries was written in 1966 when hundreds of tracks were exposed in Rocky Hill. This remarkable site became Dinosaur State Park. 

Position Highlights:

Positions available include: 
  • Interpretive Guide: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: A background in either the natural sciences or education. Approximate dates of employment: April to November. 
  • Seasonal Maintainer: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade. Approximate dates of employment: Late January to November. 

The approximate dates of employment for these positions are January to November, with anticipated start dates varying by position and running 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

For inquiries specific to the position and regarding status of your application, please contact Michael Ross at

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).


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.


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, 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. 


Ability to follow instructions.


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.


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.


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.



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.