Urban and Community Forestry Program

Recruitment #231219-3492VR-001


Urban and Community Forestry Program - Seasonal Help
  • Up to 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, following a hybrid work schedule.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.
Responsibilities include:
  • Under the supervision of the Urban Forestry Coordinator, assisting with the creation and maintenance of a state-wide Urban and Community Forestry sub-grant database;
  • Compiling and organizing grant resources, grant applications, and correspondences with grantees and potential grant applicants;
  • Assisting with pre- and post-project implementation site visits as well as interim site visits and technical assistance as needed;
  • Helping prepare project agreements;
  • Helping prepare and deliver presentations and workshops on topics related to grant writing and final reporting;
  • Providing general administrative support for all aspects of the Urban and Community Forestry Grant program;
  • May create reports, maps, and other data visualizations to convey outcomes from urban and community forestry grant programs;
  • Performing other administrative duties regarding writing reports and managing databases;
  • Providing recommendations to supervisor & staff on assessment of database to improve efficiency;
  • Reviewing plans & documents prepared by others; and 
  • Responding to correspondence & inquiries.

Selection Plan

1. Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.

2. Ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

3. Regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error).

4. For questions about the position, please contact Danica Doroski at


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.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • More than 1 year of professional experience;
  • 2 or 4 year degree in a STEM discipline related to forestry or urban forestry;
  • Experience communicating with the public through various forms;
  • Experience applying to grants or managing grant programs;
  • Experience in the creation and maintenance of databases;
  • Experience with organization and managing projects in a professional setting;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word, outlook); and
  • Experience in urban forestry, arboriculture, forestry, and/or horticulture.


  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:
    1. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license. 
    2. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides. 
    3. College training in a specific field. 
    4. 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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