Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Boating Education Assistant

Recruitment #220225-3492VR-003


The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state 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.

Are you a boating enthusiast and enjoy working with the public?

We are hiring Boating Education Assistants (BEAs) this season with work locations available throughout the state!

These positions will support the Boating Education/Outreach and Boating Certification Unit as Boating Education Assistants. Boating Education Assistants visit state boat launches and talk to boaters about clean and safe boating practices. BEAs may perform voluntary Vessel Safety Checks, Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections, and provide launch condition reports to Boating Division staff.


Location: 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 with the possibility of work being in field locations.

Schedule: 40 hours per week. Work hours may vary daily. Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work required.

Anticipated Duration: Start dates vary and run through the recreation season, May 15 - October 15; maximum of 1,040 hours.

Salary: $14 per hour, depending on education and experience. No benefits.

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact: Mackenzie.Coleman@CT.Gov

For questions specific to this position, please contact: Gwendolynn Flynn, Gwendolynn.Flynn@CT.Gov, 860.447-4339

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

Learn more from our seasonal DEEP staff: 


Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.


  • 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. Knowledge of boating is a plus.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


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.