Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Board & Council Members

Recruitment #240513-1234DP-BCM


Connecticut prioritizes appointing highly qualified residents who reflect the state’s great diversity to our critically important boards and commissions.  

For the appointments that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) makes or recommends, the agency is equally committed to an open, robust, and inclusive process, welcoming applications for these positions from any member of the public.  

Please share your talent with DEEP-related boards, commissions and councils by applying on this website. Following are descriptions of all of the boards, councils and commissions for which DEEP has direct appointment authority, and all of the positions (and relevant experience or eligibility criteria) on those boards.  This is not a list of vacant positions; many of these positions are currently filled, but as there are vacancies available DEEP will review the applications received through this posting when considering appointments.  


Applying through this system is the first step. DEEP may ask you to provide additional information in consideration of your candidacy.  Feel free to show your interest in more than one entity. Please note that some boards, councils and commissions have ethics and conflict of interest policies that are applicable. 

DEEP also administers certain boards and commissions where the agency does not have direct appointment authority, such as the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3). DEEP may refer applications to the relevant appointing authority as appropriate.

This recruitment will be refreshed every three months to allow people to update their application materials with new experiences or to express interest in a new board or commission. Candidates who have already submitted an application will not need to submit another application to future postings to be considered, unless to apply to a different board or commission. DEEP will retain all applications throughout these periodic posting updates.

Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) was created by Public Acts 11-8013-298, and 21-139. Its 17 appointed members represent private and public interests, including residential, low-income, chambers of commerce, business, agricultural, community and municipal consumers.
  • The EEB guides the distribution of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF). Money distributed by the CEEF supports energy efficiency programs and initiatives and is raised through a surcharge on customer electric and gas bills, proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and other sources.
  • The EEB is charged with conducting independent evaluations of CEEF-funded residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs.
  • The EEB also provides information and input to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and assists the executive and legislative branches of state government with the formulation of policies and legislation to advance energy efficiency in Connecticut.
DEEP Can Appoint Representatives From:
  • An environmental group knowledgeable in energy conservation program collaboratives (1 seat)
  • An electric distribution company in whose territories the activities take place for such programs (1 seat)
  • A state-wide manufacturing association (1 seat)
  • A chamber of commerce (1 seat)
  • A state-wide business association (1 seat)
  • A state-wide retail organization (1 seat)
  • A state-wide farm association (1 seat)
  • A municipal electric energy cooperative (1 seat)
  • Among residential customers (1 seat)
  • Among low-income residential customers (1 seat)
  • Among municipalities (1 seat)
Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council

The CT Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Council (“CEEJAC”) was created through the Governor’s Executive Order 21-3 to advise the DEEP Commissioner on current and historic environmental injustice, pollution reduction, energy equity, climate change mitigation and resiliency, health disparities, and racial inequality.


This council provides guidance on meaningful public participation and how the agency can implement environmental justice considerations across DEEP's programs, policies, and activities. The council does this through Quarterly Meetings and Subcommittees focused on Land, Water, Waste, Air and Transportation, and Energy and Technology. See more information on its charge at this link

DEEP Can Appoint Representatives From:
  • Environmental Justice Communities (3 seats)
  • CT-based environmental advocacy groups (3 seats)
  • Large and small business and industry (2 seats)
  • Municipalities or regional councils of government (2 seats)
  • Additional members can also be appointed by the Commissioner as needed in furtherance of CEEJAC's purposes.
Connecticut Hydrogen & Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Board
The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) Program, and CHEAPR Board, set rebate levels and determine income eligibility requirements for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease new or used hydrogen vehicles or electric vehicles. The Board also evaluates the CHEAPR Program each year. CHEAPR is established by section 22a-202 of the Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.).
  • The CHEAPR Board consists of the DEEP Commissioner as the chairperson, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, the president of the Connecticut Green Bank or their respective designees, the chairperson of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and ten appointed members.
DEEP Can Appoint Representatives From:
  • Industrial fleet or transportation companies (3 seats)
Citizens' Advisory Board for the Connecticut Migratory Bird and Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp Program
The Citizens' Advisory Board for the CT Migratory Bird and Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp Program advises the Commissioner on the design, production and procurement of the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp and the expenditure of funds generated from the sale of each stamp and associated art products. The Board elects a chair from among its membership that is unaffiliated with any administrative agency of the state. The Board is established by section 26-27d of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  • The Citizen’s Advisory Board for the CT Migratory Bird and Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp Program consists of seven members appointed by the Commissioner of DEEP.
DEEP Can Appoint Representatives From:
  • Organizations having a record of activity in migratory or resident game bird or habitat conservation and individuals with expertise or recognized knowledge in an area pertinent and valuable to the program. (7 seats)

State Natural Heritage, Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board

The State Natural Heritage, Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board is an independent advisory group established by Connecticut General Statutes Section 7-131e and Public Act 24-69 Section 10 to advise the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection in carrying out the protected Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program and the Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program.

  • The board consists of twenty-three members that are representatives of low-income communities, people of color, or environmental justice communities, the Connecticut General Assembly, the Office of Policy and Management, the business community, municipal and regional water utility industry, realtors or real estate attorneys, environmental conservation interest groups, environmental conservation non-profit organizations, and municipal elected officials.

DEEP Can Appoint Representatives:

  • From a community of color, low-income community or community-based organization, or professor from a college or university in the state with expertise in environmental justice (1 seat)
  •      Who reside in a US census block for which thirty percent or more of the population consists of low-income persons who are not institutionalized and have an income below two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level (1 seat)

West Rock Ridge State Park Advisory Council
The West Rock Ridge State Park Advisory Council was established by Special Act 75-80. Its function is to advise the Commissioner on the development and maintenance of the West Rock Ridge conservation area.
  • The Board consists of fourteen members, one designee each of the first selectmen of Bethany and Woodbridge, one designee each of the New Haven City Plan Commission and board of park commissioners of the city of New Haven, one designee each of the planning commissions and one designee each of the conservation commissions of the towns of Bethany, Hamden and Woodbridge, and two representatives of the general public, selected by the Commissioner. Terms are for four years. Board members are not compensated. The Board is chaired by a designee of the Commissioner.
DEEP Can Appoint Representatives From:
  • The general public (2 seats). Special interest will be given to applicants with an interest and familiarity with West Rock and conservation.

Selection Plan

To Apply
  • Interested applicants should click "Apply Online" below and follow the direction to create an account with the State of Connecticut or enter your credentials to login to your employment dashboard or sign up as a new user. 
  • Applicants will be asked to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will provide us information on your specific interest and related experience.  
What to Expect After Applying
  • At any point during this process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position.  These documents may include a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, references, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the hiring authority. 
  • Applicants for boards, councils, and commissions that are fully staffed will be sorted and drawn from when vacancies arise.
Contact Information



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Learn more about DEEP's commitment to affirmative action

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