Environmental Protection Park And Recreation Supervisor 1

Recruitment #230504-3514PS-001


Are you experienced in the operation and maintenance of a public park or outdoor recreational facility? Are you looking to grow your career? If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks and Public Outreach Division, has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Protection Park and Recreation Supervisor 1 at Squantz Pond in New Fairfield. 

What we can offer you
We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal)
  • Excellent health and dental coverage
  • Retirement plans and more!
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work; and
  • Encouraging a healthy work life balance.
Position highlights
The EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 1 is accountable for the operations and supervision of a small recreational unit OR for assisting in the operations and supervision of a large unit that may contain park, forests, wildlife management areas, historic sites, beaches, campsites, boating access areas, flood control structures and other facilities. This position is required to ensure adequate staffing, training, and management of the staff.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position on first shift. This position requires weekend duty for the active recreation season generally from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including holidays.

About us
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.

The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources lead the agency’s outdoor recreation efforts by acquiring and managing lands with an eye toward providing public use that is compatible with long term protection of natural resources.

Selection Plan

Before you apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Technical support questions about this position should be directed to Mackenzie Robinson at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division, this class is accountable for the operations and supervision of a small recreational unit OR for assisting in the operations and supervision of a large unit that may contain park, forests, wildlife management areas, historic sites, beaches, campsites, boating access areas, flood control structures and other facilities.

Note: The terms small, medium and large recreational units are defined by the Department of Administrative Services using a variety of factors and criteria developed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.



Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; supervises operation, programs and maintenance activities within a designated recreational unit; manages or assists in managing unit business activities including purchase requisitions, inventories, revenue deposits and time and attendance reports; participates on forest fire suppression crews and boundary maintenance; acts as departmental liaison to the public; prepares necessary reports (e.g. payroll, public attendance records, evaluations, accident and vandalism reports, stores requisitions); prepares and supervises unit development projects; identifies, prioritizes, assigns and supervises maintenance projects; hires and trains seasonal personnel; performs emergency first aid; may enforce laws and regulations concerning use of parks and recreational facilities; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of relevant agency principles and practices involved in operation, programs and maintenance of a wide variety of departmental controlled lands and facilities; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant agency laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of approved methods of water safety, first aid and CPR; some knowledge of business mathematics; some knowledge of basic principles of park interpretation and recreational planning and development; some knowledge of construction and maintenance trades; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a public park or outdoor recreational facility.


College training in park management, outdoor recreation, leisure studies, forest recreation, natural resources management, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


  • Experience in crowd management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and email correspondence
  • Experience with team building and managing conflict
  • Experience independently executing and managing projects
  • Experience leading, supervising, and evaluating employees
  • Experience working in construction trades, building and grounds maintenance


1. Incumbents in this class must be willing and able to accept assignment or transfer to any unit of the state and may be required to reside in designated department housing under administrative control of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
2. Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current State Boating Safety certificate.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the discomforts of working outdoors.



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