Are you a boating and safety enthusiast looking for seasonal work? If so, check out the opportunity below!
While the duty station is Old Lyme, job duties are field oriented throughout the state.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE (See details under EXAMPLES OF DUTIES section)
Boating Education Assistant (BEA): 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: May 15 until October 15.
Salary: Depends on relevant education and/or experience. There are no benefits with this position.
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.
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@ct.gov.
Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for these boating positions must be made directly to Gwendolynn Flynn at Gwendolynn.Flynn@ct.gov.
CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.
IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION
- Selected candidates must be fluent in English, have a valid driver's license and be at least 16 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 in summer months), 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
BEAs are responsible for the duties listed below:
- 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,
- 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
- Experience with boats and boating.
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.