Are you looking to help protect Connecticut's beautiful landscape? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!
Primary work schedule is Monday to Friday up to 40 hours per week on first shift, with flexible schedules and teleworking considered. As a Seasonal Resource Assistant, you will be working in the Forest Protection Program under direction of the Forest Protection Supervisor. This position may also require working in both the Western and Eastern Districts and statewide.
Position length is 1,040 hours, not to exceed 1 year.
As a Seasonal Resource Assistant in the Forestry Division, you will be assisting the Fire Supervisor and Forest Protection Staff in programmatic responsibilities to include but not limited to:
- Collecting, compiling and reporting wildfire statistics data,
- Conducting inventory of program fire equipment,
- Providing administrative support to the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, the Dry Hydrant grant program and the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program as needed,
- Other programmatic duties as directed.
Additionally, if interested and qualified, there may be opportunities for wildland fire suppression and prescribed burn experience along with limited opportunities for wildland fire training.
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.
MISSION OF DEEP'S FORESTRY DIVISION
To advance the health, use, conservation, and appreciation of Connecticut's forest resource.
We are a part of the Bureau of Natural Resources within the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The Bureau is charged with managing the State’s natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of research, management, public education, and regulation. The Forestry Division is comprised of several important programs that work together to conserve and manage forests.
Connecticut's state foresters and their partners protect our forest resources by:
- Encouraging private land owners to practice responsible long-term forest management (private landowners own 73% of Connecticut's forest, with more than two-thirds of that owned by families or individuals),
- Protecting Connecticut's forest resources from the effects of fire, insects, disease, and misuse,
- Providing accurate and timely information about Connecticut's forest resources,
- Certifying forest practitioners,
- Managing the State Forests, in which exist many large blocks of unfragmented forest land,
- Engaging municipalities and citizens in the work of urban forestry, and
- Promoting the local forest industry.
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@ct.gov.
For inquiries specific to the position and regarding status of your application, please contact Helene Hochholzer at Helene.Hochholzer@ct.gov.
To learn more about how YOU can Make an ImpaCT as a Seasonal Resource Assistant, check out the video below!
IMPORTANT SELECTION INFORMATION
The hired candidate must:
- Have experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of constituents, including co-workers and the public,
- Have experience working with computers,
- Have experience working independently,
- Have a valid driver's license.
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
Assists in conducting surveys and experiments in the field and forests; performs a variety of entry level clerical duties; performs lower level/general maintenance duties; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
- Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint,
- Experience working with GIS Arc Map.
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.