Seasonal Range Safety Officer

Recruitment #240207-3492VR-001


Seasonal Resource Assistant
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • This position is located in the Meshomasic State Forest in Glastonbury, CT.
  • The duration of this position is approximately six (6) months. 
    Roles and responsibilities include:
    • Directly supervise visitors and enforce all DEEP range operating rules and standard operating procedures;
    • Conduct range safety briefings for shooters;
    • Conduct registration; maintain required records; and verify credentials of shooters;
    • Maintain range facilities in a clean and orderly manner;
    • Restrict entry for any unauthorized persons;
    • Conduct live-firing sequence and order cease fire for unsafe conditions or as needed;
    • Complete Range Inspection checklist;
    • Write and submit reports on range usage, issues, and incidents;
    • Transport range equipment and maintain inventory of supplies;
    • Assist shooters with resolving malfunctions with a wide variety of firearms and ammunition; and
    • Provide guidance to shooters as requested or when required.

                      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

                      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.

                      KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

                      Ability to follow instructions.

                      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

                      • Current valid National Rifle Association (NRA) certification as a Range Safety Officer or Chief Range Safety Officer or Instructor Certification as Range Safety Officer though the Connecticut Conservation Education; and/or
                      • Firearms Safety Program or be eligible to complete either certification.

                      SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

                      • 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.

                      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

                      • Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.
                      • 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.


                      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.

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