Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Office Assistant

Recruitment #230330-3492VR-002


Are you looking to gain clerical experience? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Conservation Police Division, is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work with the Environmental Conservation Police, Communications Office. This office provides a public answering point for all DEEP programs including law, wildlife and fisheries and dispatch services for all DEEP programs throughout the State of Connecticut. The position is located at the DEEP communications dispatch center in Hartford or Marlborough. 
Position Highlights
  • The position is strictly office work but is quite diverse in its scope. You will answer questions on the phone about nuisance and distressed wildlife and also providing assistance to the public with nuisance and distressed wildlife or determining who would best assist the caller. You will also assist in answering non-emergency calls and updating departmental web page and electronic notification systems. Additional administrative duties related to inventory and equipment may be required. Please see the "Examples of Duties" section below for more information on this position.
  • Anticipated Duration: Approximately six (6) months (no more than 1,040 hours).
  • Salary: Depends on relevant education and/or experience. There are no benefits with this position.  
Contact Information
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Nicholas Naples at

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this position must be made directly to: Sgt Jeffrey Bruno,, and Encon main phone number 860-424-3012. 

CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.   

About DEEP
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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Selection Plan

  • The selected candidate must be fluent in English, be at least 21 years old and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • The selected candidates must work well with other staff and members of the public.
Important Selections Information
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
To 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.
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.)


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.


  • Responsible for answering phone calls. These calls will cover questions concerning hunting and fishing laws and nuisance and distressed wildlife concerns. Will be required to determine where to forward calls, depending on the questions asked.
  • Provides support and assistance to other EnCon Police Division and other DEEP programs.
  • Various clerical duties, such as entering data using a variety of computer programs and updating notification systems such as everbridge.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • Knowledge of nuisance and distressed wildlife.
  • Working knowledge of wildlife management practices and the natural history of Connecticut fauna.
  • Experience with hunting and trapping laws.
  • Experience providing customer service, including over the phone.
  • Proficient with computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.
  • Experience in wildlife interpretation.


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.



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