Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Pheasant Program

Recruitment #220822-3492VR-001


The mission of the State of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division is to advance the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

DEEP's Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a total of three to seven Seasonal Resource Assistants to work for the Pheasant Program to assist with pheasant stocking statewide. These positions will be based out of Burlington, North Franklin, and Marlborough.

The positions are thirty-five (35) to forty (40) hours, three to four days per week, Monday through Saturday, between 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (hours flexible). Occasional evening work required. Duration of this position is approximately three (3) months (no more than 1,030 hours), starting in early October.

Pay is $14.00 to $16.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. There are no benefits and no housing with this position.

The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to loading and unloading heavy crates, driving a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain, handling live birds and working in areas where hunting is occurring.

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Selection Plan

A valid driver's license is required for this position.

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

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

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.


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.


  • Responsible for the transportation, delivery and handling of live pheasants.
  • Provides support and assistance to a variety of Wildlife Division programs.


Ability to follow instructions.


Preferred applicant must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, a clean driving record, the ability to navigate using maps, the ability to work as part of a team or independently and familiarity with the pheasant stocking program. Applicant must be willing to handle live birds and be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Employee must be willing to work out of doors in natural habitats in a variety of adverse weather conditions and under potentially hazardous 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.

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