Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Pachaug State Forest

Recruitment #221230-3492VR-001

Introduction


Are you looking to help protect Connecticut's beautiful landscape? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!


The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, CT.  

Pachaug State Forest is the largest State Forest in Connecticut encompassing 26,477 acres, in 6 towns -- Voluntown, Sterling, Plainfield, Griswold, North Stonington, and Preston.  The word "Pachaug" is derived from the Native American term meaning bend or turn in the river.  Pachaug River, in the nine miles from its source at Beach Pond to its junction with the Quinebaug River, traverses approximately twice that distance in the course of its various windings and turns.  Pachaug-Great Meadow Swamp was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973 and is considered one of the finest and most extensive Atlantic white cedar swamps in Connecticut.   

This Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support to campgrounds at Green Falls and Mount Misery, as well as other recreation areas.

Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties)  
  • Seasonal Park Ranger Supervisor: Assists in the management of seasonal operations and programs in a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor. Minimum Age:  18     
  • Seasonal Park Ranger: Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Minimum Age:  18 
  • Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and/or an EP Maintainer 3. Minimum Age:  18 
  • Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. Minimum Age:  18 
  • Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities. Minimum Age:  18 
  • Campground Staff: Provides general campground support services; registers campers; checks in reservations; directs visitors; provides directions; and answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area. Cleans restrooms, fire pits, grills, other light maintenance tasks throughout campgrounds and forest.  Minimum Age:  18.
    Special Requirements:  Previous retail/customer service experience preferred.   Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-May – Columbus Day.
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS
Schedule: Most positions are typically first shift, but other positions will be second or third shift. Positions are typically 5 days per week and include mandatory weekend shifts.

Anticipated Duration: Start dates vary by position and run through the recreation season, mid-April to mid-October; maximum of 1,030 hours.    

Salary: Depends on relevant education and/or experience. There are no benefits with this position.  

CONTACT INFORMATION
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Nicholas Naples at Nicholas.Naples@ct.gov.

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this park’s positions must be made directly to the individual park: Mark.Sulik@ct.gov.

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

ABOUT DEEP
The 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.

ABOUT DEEP'S BUREAU OF OUTDOOR RECREATION
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. 

Please watch this video below to learn more: 
            

Selection Plan

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

IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION
  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position.
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
  • 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.)

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

PARK SUPERVISOR (SEASONAL)- Assists in the management and maintenance of seasonal operations and programs in a unit or manages the total operation of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor. Supervises seasonal employees; keeps time records; evaluates work performance; assists with protective duties as required; may assist in job planning and scheduling; may schedule seasonal employees. Minimum Age: 18   

Seasonal Park Ranger: Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Minimum Age:  18

Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and/or an EP Maintainer 3. Minimum Age: 18

Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. Minimum Age: 18

Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities. Minimum Age:  18

Campground Staff:  Provides general campground support services; registers campers; checks in reservations; directs visitors; provides directions; and answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area. Cleans restrooms, fire pits, grills, other light maintenance tasks throughout campgrounds and forest.  Minimum Age:  18.
Special Requirements:  Previous retail/customer service experience preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the entire recreation season and have related experience or training.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL 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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.