Wildlife Management - Habitat Program WHAMM

Recruitment #240228-3492VR-001


Wildlife Management - Habitat Program - The Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management (WHAMM) - Seasonal Help
  • Up to 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license.
  • Will be required to obtain a Connecticut Pesticide Junior Operator’s license (training and exam provided without cost).
Responsibilities may include:
  • Assisting staff in inspecting wetlands for mosquitoes and invasive plants; 
  • Applying pesticides to control as needed;
  • Shop and field in repair; 
  • Maintenance and operation of vehicles and field equipment;
  • Assisting in replacing and maintaining culverts and water control structures; 
  • Excavation and earth moving projects; 
  • Invasive plant control (applying herbicides and mowing) in salt marshes and inland wetlands for wetland habitat enhancement;
  • Work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP-managed and private lands and facilities such as litter pickup, cleaning, mowing, raking, and painting; 
  • Driving vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less; 
  • Towing small trailers (boats, landscape); and
  • Performing basic clerical duties. 
Note: Experienced maintenance staff may be assigned duties related to project design, preparation of materials lists and work schedules, and provide supervision to seasonal work crews.

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 Roger Wolfe 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.


  • Possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL); 
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of machinery and power equipment such as deck mowers, chainsaws, brushcutters, tractors, and medium-duty vehicles; 
  • Experience in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance, trailer towing, and boat handling; 
  • Experience operating construction equipment (light and heavy duty trucks, dozers, excavators); 
  • CT boating certificate; and
  • Experience using computers and Microsoft Office in a work setting.


  • 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.


  • 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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