Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Office Assistant

Recruitment #220225-3492VR-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Conservation Police Division, is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work with the Environmental Conservation Police, Communications Office, which provides a public answering point for all DEEP programs including law, wildlife and fisheries and dispatch services for all DEEP programs throughout the State of Connecticut. The position is located at the DEEP communications dispatch center in Hartford or Marlborough.

The position is strictly office work but is quite diverse in its scope. You will answer questions on the phone about nuisance and distressed wildlife and also providing assistance to the public with nuisance and distressed wildlife or determining who would best assist the caller. You will also assist in answering non-emergency calls and updating departmental web page and electronic notification systems. Please see the "Examples of Duties" section below for more information on this position.

Other information:
  • Salary: $13.00 - $17.00/hour. No benefits.
  • Length of position: Approximately 6 months (no more than 1,040 hours).
  • Schedule: Part-time, weekends, and possibly some weekdays from 10:00am-6:00pm.
  • Location: DEEP communications dispatch center, Hartford or Marlborough, CT.
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Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for these positions must be made directly to: Sgt Jeffrey Bruno, and encon main phone number 860-424-3012

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.

Selection Plan

The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 21 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

The selected candidates must 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.

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.  


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.


Responsible for answering phone calls. These calls will cover questions concerning hunting and fishing laws and nuisance and distressed wildlife concerns. Will be required to determine where to forward calls, depending on the questions asked.

Provides support and assistance to other EnCon Police Division and other DEEP programs.

Various clerical duties, such as entering data using a variety of computer programs and updating notification systems such as Everbridge.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Experience answering questions about and providing information on nuisance and distressed wildlife
  • Experience providing information on wildlife management practices and the natural history of Connecticut fauna
  • Experience with hunting and trapping laws
  • Experience providing customer service, including over the phone
  • Experience utilizing computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access
  • Experience in wildlife interpretation


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.