Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wildlife Diversity Program

Recruitment #230516-3492VR-001


Are you a self-starter with a passion for the environment and an interest in wildlife? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEPis seeking a Seasonal Resource Assistant to support our DEEP Wildlife Division with a variety of Wildlife Diversity Program projectsThe position is based at the Wildlife Division’s Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT, but work will be conducted statewide. 

The Wildlife Diversity Program is actively involved in the conservation and management of birds, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals including bats, invertebrates, and state and federal-listed species. Work occurs statewide in habitats ranging from coastal beaches to upland forests. Management and conservation activities for this diverse group of wildlife species can be extremely varied and include data collection, equipment maintenance and general office tasks. Program biologists conduct research, monitor both the health of populations and their habitats, and conduct conservation activities. Technical assistance, public outreach, and education are key program elements. The program works with landowners, municipalities, and the general public to manage and protect hundreds of wildlife species and their habitats, develop and implement recovery plans for rare species, and also provide technical assistance to the public for nuisance wildlife.  


  • Length of position: Duration is approximately 6 months (no more than 1,030 hours). 
  • Salary: Depends on relevant education and/or experience. There are no benefits with this position.
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: Brian Hess, Wildlife Biologist, 860-424-3208,

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

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

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public. Attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions. A valid driver’s license is required.

  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 18 years old.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Duties may include: Conducting wildlife surveys of birds, bats, invertebrates, and herpetofauna; specimen collection; fencing shorebird nesting habitat; assessing recreational use of wildlife habitat; vegetation management/invasive species removal; maintenance of vehicles and equipment; general office work; data entry; and responding to telephone and email inquiries from the public about wildlife. Field work may involve interacting with the public and conservation partners, coordination of volunteers, and providing educational information to the public.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • A college degree in biological sciences or coursework in wildlife management or a related field. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered.
  • Experience conducting field work and collecting biological information.
  • Experience using GPS technology and navigating using map and compass.
  • Well-developed computer skills with experience entering and summarizing data using software products such as Access and Excel. Experience using GIS software preferred.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, as well as independently.
  • Willingness to work long hours in field, day or night as program needs dictate.
  • Willingness to work in variable weather and field conditions.


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.

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