Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Boating Division

Recruitment #220225-3492VR-007


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, Boating Division, is currently seeking to fill Boating Education Assistant (BEA) positions in Danbury, CT. 

The State of Connecticut's lakes, ponds, rivers and Long Island Sound provide many opportunities for boating activities for residents and visitors alike. Join a group of passionate full time and seasonal staff to promote clean and safe boating! 

Position Highlights:

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

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. 

The length of the BEA position is from May 15 to October 15, 40 hours per week with the possibility of work hours varying daily. The schedule for this position is Monday to Friday with some evening and weekend work required. 
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 Gwendolynn Flynn at or 860-447-4339. 

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 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 preferred. 
  • 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.


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.