Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant
Southbury, CT 
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Introduction

Are you seeking a seasonal position that allows you to enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful State Parks?
If so, we have the opportunity for you!



The , , , is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions with the Putnam Memorial State Park Unit at in beautiful Southbury, CT.

About us:

The CT State Parks and Forests are your go-to outdoor destination! Located around the state, our 110 state parks and 32 state forests offer a place for every outdoor enthusiast to refresh and recharge by visiting recreation areas, museums, and nature centers all while enjoying our state's historic, cultural and natural resources.

The Putnam Memorial State Park Unit of the CT State Park and Forest system also provides staff support to Kettletown State Park and Campground in Southbury as well as Southford Falls and Huntington State Parks, among other state lands in that area of the state.

Kettletown State Park, situated in the towns of Southbury and Oxford, contains 605 acres and was originally inhabited by the Pootatuck Indians, members of the Algonquin group. Early colonists reportedly traded one brass kettle for use of the land for hunting and fishing. Eventually, the settlers acquired complete rights to the area and, by 1758, the Pootatucks had either migrated to the northwest or perished.

Much has happened to Kettletown since the arrival of the early settlers. Today it exists in a more natural state for all to enjoy.


Position Highlights:

Available positions include (see details under Examples of Duties):
  • Seasonal Park Ranger Supervisor: Minimum age is 18.
  • Seasonal Park Ranger: Minimum age is 18.
  • Campground Supervisor: Minimum age is 18.
  • Camp Office Staff: Minimum age is 16.
  • Ticket Booth Attendant: Minimum age is 16.
  • Interpretive Guide: Minimum age is 18.
  • Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Minimum age is 18.
  • Crew Leader: Minimum age is 18.
  • Seasonal Maintainer: Minimum age is 18.
The approximate dates of employment will be mid-April to mid-October with anticipated start dates varying by position and running through the recreation season. The anticipated duration is a maximum of 1030 hours.

The pay rates are $12.00 to $14.00 an hour depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits will be provided.

Most positions are typically first shift, but other positions will be second or third shift. Typically positions are 5 days per week, and include mandatory weekend and holiday shifts.


Contact Information:

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Tyler Cashman at .

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this park's positions must be made directly to the individual park. You can contact Nathan Hale at .

Selection Plan
These positions are non-competitive and open to the public.

Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position.

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

Please do not submit a cover letter. Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
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

Seasonal Park Ranger Supervisor:Assists in the management of seasonal operations and programs in a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor. Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; trains, supervises and schedules Seasonal Park Rangers; evaluates work performance; acts as primary visitor contact; assists with protective duties as required; answers telephones and performs daytime radio dispatch duties. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge and experience in outdoor recreation management preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - Columbus Day

Seasonal Park Ranger:Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Assists with operational, maintenance and protective duties as needed; may answer telephones and perform radio dispatch duties. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: Familiarity with operation of outdoor recreation facilities preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-May - Columbus Day.

Campground Supervisor:Assists in managing the total operation of a State-owned campground under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor; acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; oversees opening and closing procedures; trains, supervises and schedules camp office staff; evaluates work performance; registers campers; checks in reservations; collects camping fees; directs visitors; provides directions; answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area. Minimum Age: 18 Special Requirements: Experience in campground management and/or previous retail/customer service experience preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-May - Columbus Day.

Camp Office Staff:Provides general camp office support services; registers campers; checks in reservations; directs visitors; provides directions; and answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area. Minimum Age: 16. Special Requirements: Previous retail/customer service experience preferred. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-May - Columbus Day. *

Ticket Booth Attendant:Provides general ticket booth services. Rings up and accepts parking fees; sells season passes; greets Park visitors; provides directions; checks in buses; and answers questions about the Park, State Park rules and regulations, and the local area. Minimum Age: 16 Special Requirements: Previous retail/customer service experience preferred. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-September.

Interpretive Guide:Acts as primary visitor contact, works to increase the public's understanding, appreciation, enjoyment of, and concern for the natural resources of our State Parks; conducts a variety of interpretive programs including, but not limited to, lectures, classes, tours, field walks, canoe trips, campfire programs, and special events to a wide variety of audiences; may assist with program development; cleans Nature Center, displays and animal cages/tanks; feeds and cares for animals. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: A background in either the natural sciences or education is preferred; may be required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-February - mid-August, mid-April - mid-October and mid-May - mid-November.

Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor:Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and an EP Maintainer 3. Trains, supervises and schedules Seasonal Maintainers; evaluates work performance; assists in job planning and scheduling and in preparation of materials lists; operates machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may perform highly-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs or other skilled trade; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18 Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge and experience in maintenance of a recreational facility and/or a related skilled trade; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-October.

Crew Leader:Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. May assist in job planning and in preparation of materials lists; may operate machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; may perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18 Special Requirements: Minimum one season satisfactory DEEP or related work experience; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-October.

Seasonal Maintainer:Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities including, but not limited to, litter pickup, cleaning, mowing, raking, and painting. May use hand tools; may direct traffic in parking lots; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Positions are also available for those with additional levels of training and experience. These positions involve the use of machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles and the use of skills in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-October.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The preferred candidate will possess:
  • The ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season;
  • Related experience or training.
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.

3. 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

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

2. 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.


The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Temporary, Full Time
Required Experience
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