Environmental Protection Maintainer 1

Recruitment #230824-3487PS-001



Looking for a career with great benefits?
Come check out this opportunity with the State of Connecticut!

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Boating Division currently has an opening for an EP Maintainer 1 located in Old Lyme, CT.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Sick and personal leave.
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Discover the opportunity to: 
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • Engage in a rewarding career.
  • Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
  • Make a difference in the public sector.
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  
This is a full-time (40 hours) position, typically Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, though some weekend hours may occasionally be necessary.

DEEP is seeking an enthusiastic and organized person to fill a role in a fast-paced environment. This position will be assigned to the Boating Division’s Navigation Safety & Boating Infrastructure Unit. This section is responsible for boat launch maintenance and operations, navigation safety, and permitting activities that support the mission of the division. Incumbents in this class shall obtain a Safe Boating Certificate.

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Construct, install, maintain, or repair docks, signs, sign posts, sign boards, and other boat launch features and amenities;
  • Use hand and power tools, generators, line striping machines, and other small equipment;
  • Inventory, order, maintain, and organize supplies and equipment;
  • Conduct light maintenance activities including painting, removal of garbage and storm debris, sweeping, and repairs;
  • Operate, maintain, fuel, launch and retrieve agency vessels, boat trailers, and vehicles;
  • Conduct field inspections;
  • Assist in directing seasonal boat launch maintenance crews on assigned projects;
  • Assist with seasonal dock deployment and retrieval;
  • Obtain and track reports of launch conditions from maintenance crews responsible for 117 state boat launches statewide;
  • Coordinate with field staff to complete maintenance items at boat launches; and
  • Assist, lead and train boat launch maintenance personnel, as needed.
The selected candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.

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.

The Bureau of Outdoor Recreation consists of the Divisions of Boating, State Parks & Public Outreach, and State Environmental Conservation Police. Together they administer the state’s outdoor recreation programs and provide for the enforcement of fish and game regulations and boating laws.

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Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • 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.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic maintenance and routine manual, mechanical and/or physical work in trade practices.


  • Performs general maintenance tasks at facilities owned by or under control of the department including but not limited to mowing lawns, raking, picking up trash, cleaning restrooms, cleaning fireplaces, washing vehicles, moving furniture, brush cutting, planting shrubs, transplanting, cutting, pruning, etc.; 
  • May operate and make minor repairs of light equipment and vehicles such as trucks, tractors, mowing machinery, power saws, boats and related equipment; 
  • May operate short-wave radio equipment; 
  • May assist in performing tasks relating to care, propagation and stocking of fish such as cleaning tanks and feeding fish; 
  • May receive training in and assist in performing semi-skilled maintenance and/or construction work including but not limited to rough carpentry, painting, masonry, minor electrical, mechanical or plumbing repairs, etc.; 
  • May perform patrol and firefighting activities; 
  • May act as a firefighter; 
  • May perform clerical duties of very limited duration; 
  • May perform emergency first aid as needed; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Interpersonal skills; 
  • Ability to
    • perform basic maintenance and routine manual, mechanical and/or physical work in trade practices; 
    • operate and make minor repairs to small tools and mechanical equipment; 
    • follow instructions; 
    • utilize computer software.


Any experience and training which would provide the skills and abilities indicated above.


  • Experience with vessel operation and maintenance;
  • Experience working in a camp, park, or recreational boating facility;
  • Experience in park and recreation facility maintenance operations, including carpentry, masonry, and structure repairs;
  • Experience operating trucks, landscaping equipment, and construction tools;
  • Experience working with the public;
  • Experience working on competing priorities while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and email correspondence;
  • Experience leading seasonal staff;
  • Experience working independently.


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate.
  • Incumbents engaged in the operation of heavy equipment will be required to possess and retain the necessary current licenses, permits and or certifications as required by federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Incumbents performing skilled trade work may be required to possess and retain appropriate current licenses and or certifications as required by a particular trade.
  • Incumbents may be required to operate a motor vehicle and to possess and retain the appropriate valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license, such as a Commercial Driver's License.


Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury working under varying weather conditions, lifting moderate weights, and handling chemical solutions.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.