Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Boating Division

Recruitment #220225-3492VR-002


Looking for seasonal employment?
Want to play a part in protecting Connecticut's beautiful landscape?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Boating Division has statewide, seasonal Boating Education Assistant (BEA) positions available.

Boating Education Assistants visit state boat launches to educate boaters about clean and safe boating practices, conduct voluntary Vessel Safety Checks and Aquatic Invasive Species inspections and report the overall boat launch condition to Boating Division staff. Please see the "Examples of Duties" section below for more details.

The duty station of these positions is DEEP Marine Headquarters located at 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT, however, the job duties are field-oriented and duty stations are throughout the state and work may being in field locations.

Other key details:
  • Duration: The position is available from mid-May through mid-October (approximately May 15th-October 15th)
  • Location: Duty station is Old Lyme, however job duties are field oriented throughout the state.
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week. Work hours may vary daily. Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work required.
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For information specific to the position, please contact the hiring supervisor, Gwendolynn Flynn, 860-447-4339,


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

Candidates must be able to work outside during summer months and have a valid driver’s license.

Candidates are required to work weekends and holidays.

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.


Boating Education Assistants (BEAs) are responsible for the duties listed below:
  • Interacting with and educating boaters at boat launches throughout the state about clean and safe boating practices including pumpout locations, Aquatic Invasive Species information, No Discharge Areas, safety equipment and life jacket use;
  • Conducting vessel safety checks as developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary;
  • Encouraging people to become Clean Boaters by having them sign the Clean Boater Pledge and discussing the Clean Boater Action Guide;
  • Closing the parking lot if it becomes full;
  • Reporting the condition of the boat launch;
  • Light maintenance at the boat launch;
  • Submitting weekly summaries detailing the use of the boat launch;
  • Assisting with public outreach events, as needed; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.
BEAs will receive training in all of the duties listed above. 

The BEAs will be divided into three specialized teams- education based, launch management, aquatic invasive species outreach.


Ability to follow instructions.


Experience with boating is a plus.


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.