Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Forestry Assistant - Eastern District

Recruitment #220316-3492VR-001

Introduction

Connecticut’s forests and trees add immensely to the quality of life for the people of the state.  They filter the air that is breathed, safeguard private and public drinking water sources, produce locally grown forest products, provide essential habitat for wildlife, and moderate summer and winter temperatures near homes. Whether people in Connecticut live in an urban, suburban, or rural setting, they are connected to the forest.  Forests and trees are integral to the character of Connecticut.  They also provide a spectacular annual display of fall color across our landscape. 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Natural Resources, Forestry Division has multiple opportunities for Seasonal Resource Assistants based in Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough, CT.

Incumbents will work throughout the assigned eastern region and may work statewide as needed.   The duration of this position will be May through November 2022.  The schedule will be 40 hours per week, fist shift, and the pay will be $13-17 per hour depending on relevant education and experience. Seasonal positions do not include benefits.

The selected candidates must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.  The selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.

Selection Plan

Status updates and position specific questions should be directed to William.Hochholzer@ct.gov.

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

Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply.  Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assisting DEEP Foresters involves a wide variety of tasks including, but not limited to, marking boundary lines, collecting forest inventory data, preparing areas for harvest, conducting timber stand improvement projects, boundary line encroachment investigation, and possibly forest fire suppression. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience running a chainsaw 
  • Experience with wildland fire suppression
  • Knowledge of forest inventory methods, mapping, and estimating forest lands and natural resources values
  • Knowledge of GIS and its uses related to natural resources management
  • Knowledge of silviculture, timber cruise and appraisal methods, forest pathology and entomology
  • Ability to communicate well with others and follow instructions
  • Knowledge of dendrology
  • Knowledge of forest measurements
  • Knowledge of silviculture
  • Experience with Trimble data collectors, the NorthEast Decision (NED), GPS and GIS ArcMap

The ideal candidate will be a Forestry school graduate with a BS in Forestry or current student working towards a BS in Forestry or related Natural Resources field of study.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL 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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.