Wildlife Division Seasonal Job Opportunities
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 $12.00 to $14.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. Positions are typically 6 months in duration (no more than 1,030 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.
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
Migratory Bird Program/CT Bird Atlas: The Wildlife Division is seeking Seasonal Resource Assistants to work with the Division's Migratory Bird Program and support the CT Bird Atlas Project. The CT Bird Atlas is a joint project of DEEP and the University of Connecticut with an aim to provide comprehensive information about the distributions of all species that occur in the state. Field work is conducted during both breeding and non-breeding periods, with data collection focused on describing both where each species occurs and how abundance varies across the state. These positions are based at the Wildlife Division's Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin, CT, but work will be conducted statewide. (More details and how to apply)
Office Assistant (Main Office in Hartford): The Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant in Hartford, CT, to work with a variety of Division programs, including the Natural Diversity Database (NDDB), Nuisance Wildlife Control, Scientific Collecting, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. The Seasonal Resource Assistant position is strictly office work but is quite diverse in its scope. (More details and how to apply)
Habitat Management Program (Sessions Woods, Burlington): The CT DEEP Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work within the Habitat Management Program in Burlington. This position assists in maintaining public access areas and conducting habitat enhancement projects on wildlife management areas statewide. 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. (More details and how to apply)
Habitat Management Program (Eastern District, Marlborough): The CT DEEP Wildlife Division is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant to work within the Habitat Management Program in Marlborough. This position assists in maintaining public access areas and conducting habitat enhancement projects on wildlife management areas statewide. 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. (More details and how to apply)
Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program (Office Assistants) at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington and the Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin. The Wildlife Division is seeking to hire Seasonal Resource Assistants to work with the Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program, which provides classes for firearms, hunting, bowhunting, and trapping certification throughout the State of Connecticut. The positions are strictly office work but quite diverse in scope. These positions are posted as continuous recruitment and start times vary. (More details and to apply for the Sessions Woods position) (More details and to apply for the Franklin Swamp position)
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
Content last updated in July 2021.