Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

BNR Fisheries Division

Recruitment #220823-3492VR-002


Are you looking for seasonal employment? Are you interested in contributing to the enhancement of Connecticut's wildlife? If so read below and apply today!

About us
The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is to conserve, improve and protect the air, water and other natural resources and environment of the State of Connecticut while fostering sustainable development.. 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
This opening is for a Seasonal Resource Assistant in our Inland Fisheries Management Program. Duties may consist of:
  • The collection of trap net data;
  • Electrofishing data from rivers and streams;
  • Night electrofishing of lakes and ponds;
  • Assisting in the operation of spawning marshes for Norther Pike;
  • Assisting in the daily stocking and operations at state trout hatcheries;
  • Entering fish community and population data and conducting counts and interviews of people engaged in fishing; and
  • Assisting with general maintenance and upkeep of various structures and buildings. 
Location: The role is based out of our Marlborough Field Office.

Schedule: This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday- Friday. There is some flexibility in the schedule.

Salary: $14.00 to $17.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. There are no benefits with this position.

Length of position: Preferred applicants will be available to work full-time for the full six-month duration of the position. 

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Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

Important Selection Information
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.

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.)

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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.


Will be responsible for the collection of fish related data via trap nets, hoop nets, electrofishing rivers and streams as well as lakes and ponds; enter fish community and population data collected via the methods above, and conduct counts/interviews of people engaged in fishing and assist with general maintenance and upkeep of various structures and buildings. 


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Experience with fish hatcheries and maintenance.


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.

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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.