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 $15.69 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

Seasonal Resource Assistants for the Wildlife Division (Burlington, Marlborough, North Franklin): The DEEP Wildlife Division is seeking Seasonal Resource Assistants to support a variety of projects. These positions perform work statewide in habitats ranging from coastal beaches to upland forests. Activities can be extremely varied and include conservation and management of wildlife and habitats; data collection; equipment maintenance; technical assistance; public outreach; education; and office work. (More details and how to apply)

Seasonal Resource Assistants with the Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management Program (Franklin WMA, North Franklin): The WHAMM program of the Wildlife Habitat Unit has statewide responsibility to conduct mosquito control activities in coastal and inland sites, applies herbicides to control invasive plants, operates light and heavy equipment in wetland environments, and assists in management activities on state wildlife areas. This position consists of field work and office work. (More details and how to apply)

Seasonal Resource Assistants with the Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management Program (Madison): The WHAMM program of the Wildlife Habitat Unit has statewide responsibility to conduct mosquito control activities in coastal and inland sites, applies herbicides to control invasive plants, operates light and heavy equipment in wetland environments, and assists in management activities on state wildlife areas. This position consists of operation of machinery and field work. (More details and how to apply)

 

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 on March 18, 2024.