Wildlife Division Seasonal Job Opportunities

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The Wildlife Division frequently has Seasonal Resource Assistant positions available at its different offices and locations. These positions are available for individuals interested in acquiring experience in the profession of wildlife management. A background in wildlife biology or environmental science is highly preferred for most positions. Pay rates vary from $15.00 to $19.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. Positions are typically 6 months in duration (no more than 1,040 hours) and have between a 35- to 40-hour work week.

Seasonal Resource Assistant openings (when available) are briefly listed below. All interested applicants can find specific descriptions of these positions and submit applications on the Online Employment Center.

How to Apply for a Seasonal Position

Seasonal jobs are based out of the Wildlife Division's various offices throughout the state:

  • Hartford Main Office at the DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106; 860-424-3011
  • Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, 341 Milford Street, Burlington, CT 06013; 860-424-3011
  • Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area, 391 Route 32, North Franklin, CT 06254; 860-424-3011
  • Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough, CT 06447; 860-295-9523
  • Belding Wildlife Management Area, Bread and Milk Road, Vernon, CT; 860-424-3011

Current Seasonal Resource Assistant Openings 

Pheasant Program (Various locations depending on stocking location - Burlington, Marlborough, and North Franklin): The Wildlife Division is seeking to hire 3-7 Seasonal Resource Assistants to work for the Pheasant Program to assist with pheasant stocking statewide. The Seasonal Resource Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to loading and unloading heavy crates, driving a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain, handling live birds, and working in areas where hunting is occurring. (Details and how to apply)

Seasonal Resource Assistant, Wildlife Diversity Program (Sessions Woods WMA, Burlington): The Wildlife Diversity Program is actively involved in the conservation and management of birds, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals including bats, invertebrates, and state and federal-listed species. Work occurs statewide in habitats ranging from coastal beaches to upland forests. Management and conservation activities for this diverse group of wildlife species can be extremely varied and include data collection, equipment maintenance and general office tasks. (Details and how to apply)

Office Assistant (Hartford Office): The Seasonal Office Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to handling incoming phone calls relating to animal damage and distressed wildlife, assisting with the administration of licenses for the Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs), supporting staff with beaver damage complaints and permits, preparing NDDB reviews, administering a variety of state permits and authorizations, and managing paperwork for as needed. (Details and how to apply

Seasonal Maintenance Supervisor, Seasonal Maintainer, and Seasonal Technical Assistant with the Habitat Program (Eastern District Headquarters, Marlborough and Sessions Woods WMA, Burlington): The Habitat Management Program manages a diversity of habitats on our system of 112 state-owned Wildlife Management Areas, as well as State Forests and other state and private lands. A range of techniques are used to manage habitat, including forest harvests, mulching and mowing, prescribed burning, invasive plant control, and open marsh water management. Individuals will have the opportunity to work closely with state agency wildlife biologists and a wide range of staff responsible for managing wildlife habitat across the state. (Details and how to apply for the positions at Eastern District Headquarters and Sessions Woods WMA)


To Apply: The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and other CT State Agencies have transitioned to a paperless Online Employment Center.

You can now efficiently search and apply for current job openings on-line via a mobile friendly website, and receive email notices about the status of each application. Mailed or faxed job applications will no longer be accepted. Additionally, the new system no longer requires separate applications for examinations and job openings.

  • Register as a user and set up a "Master Application." (No need to manually fill out a new application every time you want to apply for a job. Simply keep your "Master Application" up-to-date and use it to apply for current job openings. You can check the status of your applications 24/7.)

Fill out "Interest Cards" so that you can receive emails about future job openings. You will need to renew your Interest Card selections annually.

Guidance for Seasonal Applicants: Applying for Seasonal Employment at DEEP using the State of Connecticut Online Employment Center

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Content last updated in September 2023.