Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Kellogg Estate - Osbornedale State Park

Recruitment #220708-3492VR-004


Are you looking for a temporary position where you can make a positive impact? 
If so, we have an outstanding opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant located at the Kellogg Estate within Osbornedale State Park in Derby, CT. 

About Us: 

CT 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. 

Position Highlights:

Within Osbornedale State Park lies the hidden gem of the Kellogg Estate, the former home and gardens of philanthropist, businesswoman, and conservationist Frances Osborne Kellogg. 

Osborne Homestead Museum celebrates her life through programs and tours; the museum includes a significant collection of antiques and fine arts and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Kellogg Environmental Center offers workshops, monthly art exhibits, nature activities, and programs for the general public. Throughout the year, the Center offers special weekend programs, nature walks, and family workshops.  

Some key responsibilities of this role include: 
  • Giving guided tours of the Homestead and Historical Gardens; 
  • Leading historical and/or environmental programs; 
  • Light gardening; 
  • Light cleaning; 
  • Customer service including answering phones and emails, greeting visitors; 
  • Light trail or maintenance work within the Estate or Osbornedale State Park; 
  • Marketing and clerical work including creating flyers, writing press releases, collecting program & other data, creating social media posts, etc. 
This positions anticipated duration is a maximum of 1040 hours. This positions schedule is flexible for part-time (24+) or full-time hours (40) with occasional evenings and at least 1 weekend day being required. 

Helpful experiences include customer service, teaching, working with diverse audiences, and strong interpersonal skills. 
The pay rate varies from $14.00 to $17.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits or housing 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 Lori Brant at

Learn more about our Seasonal Resource Assistant team! 

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive and Open to the Public.

Important Selections Information:

  • This position requires work on the weekends and some evenings or occasional holidays. .  
  • Applicants must have the willingness to travel to various CT state parks and forests or other locales for programs.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply. 
  • A background in environmental education, natural resources conservation and/or local/US history is preferred.  
  • Applicants should have excellent communication and customer service skills; the ability to work with diverse audiences; possess a strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and have an interest in the outdoors. 
  • 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.


  • Assist with museum digital inventory project.
  • Perform historical research to enhance interpretation.
  • Assist and lead guided tours of the Osborne Homestead Museum.
  • Assist special programs for families, children, and other groups visiting the Museum and Environmental Center, and the Estate grounds and adjacent Osbornedale State Park.
  • Assist with the general organization, upkeep, and maintenance of the museum and environmental center
  • Staff the museum and/or center for special events.
  • Assist with and develop/lead public and other programs which may be indoors, outside, or virtual.
  • Work on the grounds, in the museum, with educational programs, and with administrative duties.


Ability to follow instructions.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience in environmental education, natural resources conservation and/or local/US history


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.