Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Marine Fisheries Program

Recruitment #220610-3492VR-001


We're looking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant for the Marine Fisheries Program and we invite you to apply! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) mission is to protect the public's health and well being and to conserve, improve and protect the natural resources of the state of Connecticut. As trustee of the environment for present and future generations, the Department achieves its mission through its regulation, enforcement and licensing procedures which help control pollution; by managing the state’s parks and forests and other recreational amenities; and by developing and coordinating the state’s environmental plans and educational programs with other public and private agencies. 

The Commercial Fisheries Statistics Project of the Marine Fisheries Program has an opening for a Seasonal Resource Assistant. This position offers experience working with and understanding Connecticut’s commercial and recreational fisheries as well as exposure to the fisheries management and regulatory process.


The job duties will consist of office-related work and the preferred candidate must be proficient working with computers and have database experience in both Microsoft Excel and Access. 

An educational background in fisheries management, the biological sciences and/or working with commercial fishermen is a plus. This position offers experience working with and understanding Connecticut’s commercial and recreational fisheries as well as exposure to the fisheries management and regulatory process.    

An overview of all Marine Fisheries Projects can be found on the CT DEEP Fishing webpage


Location: This position is based out of DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT. 

Schedule: The hours worked may be flexible but will generally be conducted during normal business hours Monday through Friday with a 35-hour work week.

Anticipated Duration: Preferred applicants will be available to work full-time for the full six-month duration of the position. Anticipated total duration is 1030 hours; non-contractual.

Salary: 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 any of the Commercial Fisheries Statistics contacts: 

  • Colleen Bouffard (Colleen.Bouffard@CT.Gov)
  • Renee St. Amand (Renee.St.Amand@CT.Gov)

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.


The hired candidate must:
  • Have experience with computers and MS Office suite. 
  • Possess the ability to work independently. 
  • Be fluent in English. 
  • Be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (able to lift 25 pounds).
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.


Statistics project Seasonal Resource Assistants are primarily responsible for the receipt and data entry and error checking of confidential catch reports submitted monthly by commercial fishermen, seafood dealers as well as personal use lobster and personal use menhaden gill net license holders.  In addition, the work involves routine phone or written follow-up with license holders and commercial fishermen regarding incomplete and delinquent catch reports and with the general public regarding marine fisheries regulations and other fishing related inquiries.  Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, be highly responsible, and be capable of making decisions independently.

The collective responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not be limited to the following:
proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
proficiency in data entry and quality assurance/quality control procedures
excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
attention to detail
understanding of marine fisheries regulations
answering, screening and forwarding incoming calls
receiving and sorting daily mail
work independently


Ability to follow instructions.


Be actively pursuing or have completed a college degree in the biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field; degree is preferred but not required; experience in the use of MS Office Suite, including Access, Excel, Word; experience in data entry and data analysis; experience fishing and with fishing techniques; experience in marine fish identification.


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.