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 (DEEP) Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a total of three to seven Seasonal Resource Assistants to work for the pheasant program to assist with pheasant stocking statewide. The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to loading and unloading heavy crates, driving a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain, handling live birds and working in areas where hunting is occurring. Employees will report to Eastern District Headquarters, Franklin WMA or Sessions Woods WMA depending on their assigned pheasant stocking route. The mission of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division is to advance the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.
- Length of position: Approximately three (3) months (no more than 1,030 hours), starting in early October.
- The positions are thirty-five (35) to forty (40) hours three to five days per week, Monday through Saturday, between 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (hours flexible). Occasional evening work required.
- 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 Nicholas.Naples@ct.gov.
Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this position must be made directly to: Laurie Fortin, email@example.com; 860-424-3963.
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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These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.
IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION
- A valid driver’s license is required.
- 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
- Responsible for the transportation, delivery and handling of live pheasants.
- Provides support and assistance to a variety of Wildlife Division programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
- Employee must be willing to work outdoors in natural habitats in a variety of adverse weather conditions and under potentially hazardous field conditions.
- Applicant must be willing to handle live birds and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to work as part of a team or independently and familiarity with the pheasant stocking program.
- Preferred applicant must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, a clean driving record, the ability to navigate using maps.
- 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.
- Incumbents in this class may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:
- Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.
- Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.
- College training in a specific field.
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.
- 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.