Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for seasonal work? If so, check out the opportunity below!
Our No Child Left Inside® (NCLI) Program provides the necessary opportunity for children (and families) to unplug from technology and unearth the vast opportunities that Connecticut’s State Parks and Forests have to offer. As a part of this initiative, the NCLI Families in the Parks Program 2023 offers free family events and programs in the months of February, May through August, as well as smaller scale events, programs and pop-up events from September through December. The NCLI Families in the Parks Program is a game where teams visit a different state park or forest weekly and/or monthly and participate in the event which has environmental themed hands-on and interactive activities and programs. At each event families can participate in the following: outdoor activities, walks, talks, games, etc., all centered around a specific environmental theme such as Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife, etc.
The Sky’s The Limit (STL) Hiking Challenge promotes hiking and walking in Connecticut’s State Parks and Forests and encourages family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to take the Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge. The 2023 STL Challenge was released on March 20, 2023 and will end on December 1, 2023.
- Seasonal Resource Assistants assigned to the No Child Left Inside® ("NCLI") Program will assist by providing office/field support to the No Child Left Inside® Coordinator. The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be involved with all aspects of NCLI in-person activities, events and programs at various CT State Parks and Forests. Additionally, you will help develop/present thematic environmental programs, create presentations, create postings for parks and Families in the Parks Program Events, track on-going attendance at park programs, compile short videos, take photographs, and assist with special projects, as needed.
- Seasonal Resource Assistants assigned to Sky's The Limit should enjoy being outdoors and walking and hiking; have a willingness to travel to various CT State Parks and Forests to visit and hike trails. Additionally, you will assist DEEP staff with visiting various trails across the state as well as with the administrative side of this program.
Schedule: This position is 35 - 40 hours per week and requires work on weekends and some evenings. Flexible start/end dates. Work runs through the summer recreation season and into the fall/winter.
Anticipated Duration: No more than 1,040 hours.
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 the State Parks Education and Outreach position must be made directly to Kristen Bellantuono at Kristen.Bellantuono@ct.gov.
CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.
To learn more about what it's like as a Seasonal Resource Assistant, check out the video below!
IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION
- 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY
- 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.)
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
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.
- Background in environmental education or natural resources conservation.
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.