Environmental Protection Park And Recreation Supervisor 1

Recruitment #240411-3514PS-001


Looking to get in state service with DEEP? If so, check out this incredibly unique opportunity below!

Harkness Memorial State Park is the 200+ acre estate of Edward and Mary Harkness in Waterford, CT, on the shore of Long Island Sound. Awarded the Millennium Medallion Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Harkness mansion is set among stately trees and grounds and surrounded by spectacular botanical gardens.

This position is full time on first shift, 40 hours per week, and may require working 2nd shift, weekends and holidays from March 1st through December 23rd. Some overtime hours may be required; flexible work schedule based on park unit needs.

In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
  • Maintaining an organized and professional office setting and operation in coordination with the Park and Recreation Supervisor 3 and unit staff;
  • Training Seasonal staff to assist in the duties while maintaining consistency and professionalism for a highly successful event rental program;
  • Coordinating event rental inquiries via phone, e-mail and USPS;
  • Providing tours of the Mansion to prospective customers;
  • Ensuring and maintaining appropriate staffing levels for all scheduled events;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Please see EXAMPLES OF DUTIES below for more information.

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.


Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

For technical questions regarding the filling of your application, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division, this class is accountable for the operations and supervision of a small recreational unit OR for assisting in the operations and supervision of a large unit that may contain park, forests, wildlife management areas, historic sites, beaches, campsites, boating access areas, flood control structures and other facilities.

Note: The terms small, medium and large recreational units are defined by the Department of Administrative Services using a variety of factors and criteria developed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.



Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; supervises operation, programs and maintenance activities within a designated recreational unit; manages or assists in managing unit business activities including purchase requisitions, inventories, revenue deposits and time and attendance reports; participates on forest fire suppression crews and boundary maintenance; acts as departmental liaison to the public; prepares necessary reports (e.g. payroll, public attendance records, evaluations, accident and vandalism reports, stores requisitions); prepares and supervises unit development projects; identifies, prioritizes, assigns and supervises maintenance projects; hires and trains seasonal personnel; performs emergency first aid; may enforce laws and regulations concerning use of parks and recreational facilities; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of relevant agency principles and practices involved in operation, programs and maintenance of a wide variety of departmental controlled lands and facilities; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant agency laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of approved methods of water safety, first aid and CPR; some knowledge of business mathematics; some knowledge of basic principles of park interpretation and recreational planning and development; some knowledge of construction and maintenance trades; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a public park or outdoor recreational facility.


College training in park management, outdoor recreation, leisure studies, forest recreation, natural resources management, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


  • Experience planning and executing events;
  • Experience providing customer service, including identifying programmatic problems and implementing changes based on customer feedback;
  • Experience in office management (answering phones, scheduling events, cash handling, record keeping and filing)
  • Experience conducting and prioritizing professional oral and written communications with employees and the public
  • Experience using spreadsheets, databases, and computer applications for event management or tracking purposes
  • Experience managing conflict with employees and the public;
  • Experience independently executing, managing, and prioritizing projects;
  • Experience leading, supervising, and evaluating employees;
  • Experience working in construction trades, building and grounds maintenance.


1. Incumbents in this class must be willing and able to accept assignment or transfer to any unit of the state and may be required to reside in designated department housing under administrative control of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
2. Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current State Boating Safety certificate.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the discomforts of working outdoors.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.