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State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant in Marlborough, Connecticut

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Eastern District Headquarters - Marlborough

Recruitment #230111-3492VR-002

Location Marlborough, CT

Date Opened 1/24/2023 2:52:00 PM

Salary $15 - $19/hour (Depending on relevant education and/or experience)

Job Type Seasonal/Summer

Close Date 6/1/2023 11:59:00 PM

Go Back Apply View Benefits (http://portal.ct.gov/DAS/smART/General-Employee-Benefits)

Introduction

Are you looking to help protect Connecticut's beautiful landscape? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!

Connecticut’s forests and trees add immensely to the quality of life for the people of the state. They filter the air that is breathed, safeguard private and public drinking water sources, produce locally grown forest products, provide essential habitat for wildlife, and moderate summer and winter temperatures near homes. Whether people in Connecticut live in an urban, suburban, or rural setting, they are connected to the forest. Forests and trees are integral to the character of Connecticut. They also provide a spectacular annual display of fall color across our landscape.

The State of Connecticut (https://portal.ct.gov/) , Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP) , Bureau of Natural Resources (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/About/Main/Natural-Resources) , Forestry Division (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Forestry/CT-Forestry-Division) is currently recruiting for a Seasonal Resource Assistant (https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=3492VR&R1=&R3=) to work at our Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough, Connecticut (https://www.google.com/maps/search/Division+of+Forestry+-+Eastern+District+CT/@41.8259208,-72.5926367,11z) .

Primary work schedule is Monday to Friday up to 40 hours per week on first shift. Work will primarily be assigned throughout the western district but may include statewide travel.

Position length is 1,030 hours in duration.

ROLE HIGHLIGHTS

As a Seasonal Resource Assistant in the Forestry Division, you will be assisting the DEEP Foresters with forestry work on State lands in programmatic responsibilities to include but not limited to:

  • Marking boundary lines,

  • Collecting forest inventory data,

  • Preparing areas for harvest,

  • Conducting timber stand improvement projects,

  • Investigating boundary line encroachment,

  • And possibly forest fire suppression.

    ABOUT DEEP

    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.

    MISSION OF DEEP'S FORESTRY DIVISION

    To advance the health, use, conservation, and appreciation of Connecticut's forest resource.

    We are a part of the Bureau of Natural Resources within the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The Bureau is charged with managing the State’s natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of research, management, public education, and regulation. The Forestry Division is comprised of several important programs that work together to conserve and manage forests.

    Connecticut's state foresters and their partners protect our forest resources by:

  • Encouraging private land owners to practice responsible long-term forest management (private landowners own 73% of Connecticut's forest, with more than two-thirds of that owned by families or individuals),

  • Protecting Connecticut's forest resources from the effects of fire, insects, disease, and misuse,

  • Providing accurate and timely information about Connecticut's forest resources,

  • Certifying forest practitioners,

  • Managing the State Forests, in which exist many large blocks of unfragmented forest land,

  • Engaging municipalities and citizens in the work of urban forestry, and

  • Promoting the local forest industry.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@ct.gov.

    For inquiries specific to the position and regarding status of your application, please contact William Hochholzer at William.Hochholzer@ct.gov.

    To learn more about what it's like as a Seasonal Resource Assistant, check out the video below!

    Selection Plan

    This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

    IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION

  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English, be at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver's license,

  • Selected candidates must also possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.

  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

    TO APPLY

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

  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

    WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY

  • The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.

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

    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.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

    Assist foresters with field duty responsibilities including boundary marking, conducting forest inventory work, invasive species control, timber marking and inspections, and possibly fire suppression.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

    Ability to follow instructions.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with Trimble data collectors, the NorthEast Decision (NED), GPS and GIS ArcMap,

  • Completed coursework in dendrology, forest measurements, and silviculture,

  • Forestry school graduate with BS in Forestry.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  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:

a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.

b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.

c. College training in a specific field.

d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.

  1. 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

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

  3. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.

    Conclusion

    AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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