Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Boating Education Assistant

Recruitment #230109-3492VR-006


Are you a boating and safety enthusiast looking for seasonal work? If so, check out the opportunity below!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Boating Division is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at the DEEP Marine Headquarters. The Boating Division has statewide, seasonal Boating Education Assistant (BEA) positions available. The duty station of these positions is DEEP Marine Headquarters located at 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT, however, the job duties are field-oriented and duty stations are throughout the state and work may be in different locations.       

Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties)  
  • Boating Education Assistant: visit state boat launches to educate boaters about clean and safe boating practices, conduct voluntary Vessel Safety Checks and Aquatic Invasive Species inspections and report the overall boat launch condition to Boating Division staff.        
Schedule: Up to 40 hours per week but can vary daily. Typical work week is Friday through Tuesday; weekend work is required.

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

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

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Nicholas Naples at

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for these boating positions must be made directly to Gwendolynn Flynn at

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

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.

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. 

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Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public. Candidates must be able to work outside during summer months and have a valid driver’s license. Candidates are required to work weekends and holidays. Knowledge of boating is a plus.  

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Interacting with and educating boaters at boat launches throughout the state about clean and safe boating practices including pumpout locations, Aquatic Invasive Species information, No Discharge Areas, safety equipment and life jacket use; 
  • Conducting vessel safety checks as developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary;
  • Encouraging people to become Clean Boaters by having them sign the Clean Boater Pledge and discussing the Clean Boater Action Guide;
  • Closing the parking lot if it becomes full;
  • Reporting the condition of the boat launch; 
  • Light maintenance at the boat launch; 
  • Submitting weekly summaries detailing the use of the boat launch; 
  • Assisting with public outreach events, as needed; and 
  • Other duties, as assigned.
BEAs will receive training in all of the duties listed above. The BEAs will be divided into three specialized teams- education based, launch management, aquatic invasive species outreach.


Ability to follow instructions.


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


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.