Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Published: October 10, 2018
Location
Plainfield, Connecticut
Job Type
Freelance / Limited Contract
Categories
Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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Description

~ 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.

Position Overview

  • DEEP currently has four (4) openings for Environmental Protection (EP) Seasonal Resource Assistants at Quinebaug in Plainfield, CT. 
  • Job duties include general maintenance activities including: loading stocking trucks; stocking trout in lakes and rivers across the state; spawning, feeding and transporting fish within the hatchery.
  • Other duties may include building and grounds maintenance.
  • These positions are Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. There are no benefits for these positions.
  • The duration of these positions is six (6) months, mid-October through mid-April and mid-December through mid-June.

Selection Plan:

  • These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.
  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 years old.
  • Selected candidates must 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.

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work):

  • In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.

Responsibilities

  • Loads and unloads supplies;
  • Collects and disposes of waste material;
  • Assists employees of higher grade;
  • Plants, transplants, cuts or trims trees;
  • Drives a motor vehicle or other power equipment;
  • Maintains campsites and grounds;
  • Assists in the maintenance of farm plots;
  • Performs first aid duties;
  • Performs landscaping and snow removal duties;
  • Sells tickets and collects money;
  • Performs fire fighting duties;
  • Works as a deckhand on a boat;
  • Acts as a special patrol person or watch person;
  • Works as a seasonal supervisor of a recreational unit;
  • Performs a full range of lifeguard services at agency swimming areas;
  • Performs technical duties in connection with a pollution control program;
  • Performs duties under the direction of a research assistant in the field or laboratory;
  • Assists in fish culture and stocking activities;
  • Assists in conducting surveys and experiments in the field and forests;
  • Performs a variety of entry level clerical duties;
  • Performs lower level/general maintenance duties; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow instructions.

Special Characters:

  • Incumbents in these classes who are assigned as patrol persons or 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 performing patrol officer functions must currently possess Police Officer Standard Training (POST) certification or be eligible for POST recertification without completing the Basic Training program again (i.e. must be current or retired within two (2) years of last POST certified required employment) or Connecticut State Police (CSP) Academy certification (must be current or retired within two (2) years of last CSP certified required employment). Must pass a seasonal patroller training course as approved by the Connecticut State Police.
  • 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 these classes 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.

Additional Information

Department of Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Quinebaug Valley Hatchery is responsible for the production of the majority of the state’s trout and has four main areas.

The Hatch House is used to incubate and hatch the fish eggs. When the fish reach 3” in size, they are moved to the intermediate tanks. Intermediate Tanks consist of 30 circular tanks 20 feet in diameter. Each tank can hold up to 30,000 3" fish. The fish remain in these tanks until they are 6-8" in length when they are transferred to the outside grow out tanks.

Grow-Out Tanks consist of 40 outside circular tanks 50 feet in diameter. They are covered by netting to control predatory birds. Each tank can hold up to 13,000 6-8" fish. The trout will remain in these tanks until they are ready for stocking. Brood Stock Raceways consist of 20 raceways 50' long by 6' wide. Brood stock are the fish that provide the eggs needed for use in the hatch house.

This state of the art numerical control facility is managed from the control center located in the main office where the operator can observe water quality, monitor well pumps, program feeding systems, program/access alarms and review historical trends of the facility. There is an onsite backup generator that can supply power to the entire complex as necessary. The secure spawning area and the hatch house are managed for disease prevention and monitored for quality assurance. The photoperiod (length of daylight) of the fish is manipulated for controlled growth patterns as determined by the needs of Fisheries Management efforts.

Application Information

  • Recruitment #180921-3492VR-001.
  • Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
  • Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Teresa Munson, (860)424-3187.
  • Close Date 11/30/2018 11:59:00 PM.

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