Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wildlife Diversity Program

Recruitment #220304-3492VR-001


Looking for seasonal employment?
Want to help protect and conserve Connecticut's wildlife?
If so, we invite you to apply to this position!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division, is seeking a Seasonal Resource Assistant to contribute to a variety of Wildlife Diversity Program projects. The position is based at the Wildlife Division’s Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT, but work will be conducted statewide.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Wildlife Division is charged with advancing the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

The Wildlife Diversity Program is actively involved in the conservation and management of birds, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals including bats, invertebrates, and state and federal-listed species. Work occurs statewide in habitats ranging from coastal beaches to upland forests.

Management and conservation activities for this diverse group of wildlife species can be extremely varied and include data collection, equipment maintenance and general office tasks. Program biologists conduct research, monitor both the health of populations and their habitats, and conduct conservation activities. Technical assistance, public outreach, and education are key program elements. The program works with landowners, municipalities, and the general public to manage and protect hundreds of wildlife species and their habitats, develop and implement recovery plans for rare species, and also provide technical assistance to the public for nuisance wildlife.

Length of position: Duration is approximately 6 months (no more than 1,030 hours). The position will start in early April.
Schedule: 35 hours per week.
Pay: $13.00 - $17.00/hour. No benefits.

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Hiring Supervising/Contact Information: Brian Hess, Wildlife Biologist, 860-424-3208,

Selection Plan

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.

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.

A valid driver’s license is required.


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.


Duties may include:
  • Conducting wildlife surveys of birds, bats, invertebrates, and herpetofauna
  • Specimen collection
  • Fencing shorebird nesting habitat
  • Assessing recreational use of wildlife habitat
  • Vegetation management/invasive species removal
  • Maintenance of vehicles and equipment
  • General office work
  • Data entry
  • Responding to telephone and email inquiries from the public about wildlife
Field work may involve interacting with the public and conservation partners, coordination of volunteers, and providing educational information to the public.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • A college degree in biological sciences or coursework in wildlife management or a related field. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered.
  • Experience conducting field work and collecting biological information.
  • Experience using GPS technology and navigating using map and compass. Experience entering and summarizing data using software products such as Access and Excel. Experience using GIS software preferred.
  • Experience working cooperatively with others, as well as independently.
  • Willingness to work long hours in the field, day or night as program needs dictate.
  • Willingness to work in variable weather and field conditions.


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.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.