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 Natural Resources is seeking a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work as an Office Assistant at their Hartford location. This Seasonal Resource Assistant position is strictly office work but is quite diverse in its scope.
The selected candidate will work with a variety of Division programs, including the Natural Diversity Database (NDDB), Nuisance Wildlife Control, Scientific Collecting, and Wildlife Rehabilitation.
The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to handling incoming phone calls relating to animal damage and distressed wildlife, assisting with the administration of licenses for the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs), supporting staff with beaver damage complaints and permits, preparing NDDB reviews, administering a variety of state permits and authorizations, and managing paperwork for as needed.
Schedule: 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, First shift; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Anticipated Duration: Approximately 6 months (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.
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This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and must be at least 21 years of age.
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.
- 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
The selected candidate will work with a variety of Division programs, including the Natural Diversity Database (NDDB), Nuisance Wildlife Control, Scientific Collecting, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to handling incoming phone calls relating to animal damage and distressed wildlife, assisting with the administration of licenses for the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs), supporting staff with beaver damage complaints and permits, preparing NDDB reviews, administering a variety of state permits and authorizations, and managing paperwork for as needed. This job will include managing incoming emails and phone calls from the general public, NWCOs, scientists, wildlife rehabilitators, hunters, and trappers. In addition, the position will entail supporting staff as needed with the implementation of the permit-required hunting areas program and other office functions, such as data entry using various computer programs, scanning, disseminating permit documents, filing, grading exams, and assisting with mailings. Issues a variety of permits and licenses using Filemaker Pro and Microsoft Access databases. Uses ArcMap to create maps for NDDB reviews. Provides support and assistance to other Wildlife Division programs.
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.
- Preferred applicant should have knowledge and experience with wildlife management practices and the natural history of Connecticut fauna.
- Experience with hunting and trapping laws.
- Applicants should also be proficient with computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.
- Experience with Filemaker and ArcMap 10.2.2 is a plus.
- Knowledge of nuisance and distressed wildlife is a plus.
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.