Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Operations Supervisor

Recruitment #220428-3511PS-001


Are you passionate for Environmental Protection programs and committed to paving the future programs and offerings for CT State Parks?

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an Environmental Protection Operations Supervisor within the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks and Public Outreach Division.

We invite you to explore this opportunity!


This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position on a first-shift schedule that requires on-call/standby service. This position will be located in Marlborough, CT and will require routine travel throughout the state.


The Environmental Protection State Parks Operations Supervisor is accountable for supervising a staff responsible for performing a range of complex assignments dealing with the State Park Division’s field operations throughout the state. This leadership supervisory role maintains close coordination and communication with several department programs, including:

  • Engineering and field support operations
  • Law enforcement;
  • Project managers; and,
  • Environmental conservation and natural resource staff.

Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.

In this role, you will work to establish and maintain contact with several external partners and stakeholders, including friends’ groups, non-profits, other outdoor recreation stakeholders.

More details can be found in the class specification.


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.


The State of Connecticut provides a leading comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • A generous retirement plan;
  • Paid time off;
  • A healthy work/life balance!

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Selection Plan

This is a competitive recruitment, open to the public.


In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications within your JobAps application.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class for up to one year.


  • Set up a Master Application (or log-in to your JobAps portal) 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.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.


Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Current state employees will be required to submit their last two (2) service ratings.

Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Wasef, Human Resources Associate – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising a staff responsible for performing a range of complex assignments dealing with a division's field operations.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans area work; establishes and maintains area procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence including reports on use and condition of facilities; supervises development and maintenance projects on state-owned facilities and land including parks, forests, wildlife management areas, recreation facilities and hatcheries; analyzes maintenance operations and programs and recommends changes; coordinates utilization of equipment and personnel; oversees special programs; acts as a department representative; may assist in preparation of land acquisition, use and development plans; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of facility, park and recreation area operation and maintenance; considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment in construction, maintenance, operation and repair of building equipment and grounds; knowledge of land use planning; knowledge of recreational law enforcement; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to initiate and oversee projects; ability to read and interpret blueprints; ability to prepare reports and records; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in operation, development, and maintenance of natural resources programs and facilities.


1. College training in the areas of civil engineering or natural resources management may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in civil engineering or natural resources management may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


• Experience in the development and implementation of staff training programs;
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook;
• Experience managing conflict and team building;
• Experience assigning, overseeing, and reviewing work of staff;
• Experience in the development and implementation of parks and recreation policies;
• Experience coordinating utilization of equipment and personnel;
• Experience in the methods, materials and equipment of construction, maintenance, operation and repair of building equipment and grounds;
• Experience in land use planning;
• Experience in recreational law enforcement;
• Experience initiating infrastructure projects including scope of work development, bidding and contractor oversight.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



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.