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, Fisheries Division – CT Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program has been teaching youth, adults, and families basic fishing courses and promoting environmental stewardship since 1986. In that time frame, over 200,000 citizens of CT have participated in free fishing classes and events taught by staff and certified volunteer fishing instructors. By utilizing interactive lessons, activities, and hands-on fishing trips students leave with basic fishing skills and a deeper connection and appreciation for CT natural resources.
The Fisheries Division is seeking to hire a diverse and talented team of Seasonal Interpretive Guides who will represent CARE within urban communities and lead classes on water, fish, and fishing methods. Located at 364 North Branford Road, Killingworth, the CARE Education Center is closed to the public and is only open to people participating in our Fisheries Education programs. As such, the conditions for fishing and wildlife observation are superb.
Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties)
- Seasonal Interpretive Guides: Guides will assist in planning, scheduling and reporting on all classes. Maintenance and repair of fishing equipment is included in duties. Create content, edit, and publish video and social media content in English and in Spanish.
Schedule: Hours vary and include some night and weekend work.
Anticipated Duration: Employment will begin in April and end in August. Interpretative Guides will work out of Fisheries Divisions - Education Center in Killingworth. Candidates often will be required to use their personal vehicle as COVID protocols are in place. Mileage compensation will be offered.
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 Nicholas.Naples@ct.gov.
Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this division's positions must be made directly to the individual division: Justin Wiggins, Justin.Wiggins@ct.gov.
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.
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:
This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Experience with video and cinematography a plus.
IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION
- Applicants must be comfortable with conducting independent field work, must have a valid driver’s license and must be able to communicate effectively with marina owners and dock staff.
- 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.
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
- Represent DEEP Fisheries and lead classes on water, fish and angling methods;
- Assist in planning, scheduling and reporting on all classes;
- Performs maintenance and repair of fishing equipment;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
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.