DEEP: Fisheries Division Seasonal Job Opportunities

Fisheries Seasonal Job Opportunities
for Spring/Summer/Fall 2017


The Inland and Marine Fisheries Divisions have Seasonal Resource Assistant and Seasonal Maintainer positions available at several locations.   Inland Fisheries Division also have Seasonal Interpretive Guide positions available at our CARE facility in Killingworth.

The Seasonal Resource Assistant positions listed below are available for individuals interested in acquiring fisheries management related experience.  Work consists of field sampling, processing of fish samples in the lab, creel surveys, data entry and related computer tasks.  Most positions begin during April and May, some begin in November.  All positions last six months. Background in biology or environmental science is required.  Pay rates vary from $11.00 to $13.00 per hour depending on education and experience.

The Seasonal Maintainer positions listed below perform general maintenance including: loading stocking trucks; stocking trout in lakes and rivers across the state; spawning, feeding and transporting fish within the hatchery. The start dates for most positions are March 1, May 1 and Nov 1.  Positions available are either 3 month or 6 month.  Please have applications in at least 1 month prior to expected start date. No experience is required.

The Seasonal Interpretive Guide positions listed below will be working for our Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program based out of Killingworth. Pay is $12-$14 per hour with up to a 40 hour work week from May through August.

For a detailed description of Fisheries Division projects, please visit the Fisheries Management Programs page.

Seasonal Resource Assistant
Inland Fisheries

The Inland Fisheries Division conducts research on a variety of fisheries including; trout, bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Channel Catfish, and angler participation in these fisheries. For a detailed description of Inland Fisheries Division projects, please visit the Fisheries Management Programs page.  There are two offices, the Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough (ED) and the Western District Field Office in Litchfield (WD).  Work schedules may vary daily and weekly, including the start/end times, weekends, and some night required.
Call or email the contact person for further details (if sending e-mail, please indicate "Seasonal Job" in the subject line of the message). Interviews for positions are usually scheduled in February for the spring positions and September for the fall positions.
 

Contact Person Phone               Email Address    Positions
   Available
Field Office (District)
Chris McDowell (860)295-9523 christopher.mcdowell@ct.gov
       No
Marlborough (ED)
Ed Machowski (860)485-0226 edward.machowski@ct.gov
       No
Litchfield (WD)
 
To apply for a position send an Employment Application (PDF) (WORD Form) to the above email address.

Seasonal Resource Assistant
Marine and Diadromous Fisheries

The following projects are based at the DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme (860.434.6043) or deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov .

For general information concerning Seasonal Resource Assistant positions, including pay rates, see the seasonal position description above.  For project specific position descriptions and project leader contact information, see the links (information) below.
 
To apply for a position send an Employment Application (PDF) (WORD Form) to Joanne Kelley at joanne.kelley@ct.gov.  Please indicate the position you are interested in on the application.  
Project
Current Openings Project Leader
No openings at this time 
Tom Savoy
No openings at this time
Jacque Benway
No openings at this time

Matthew Gates  
Diadromous Fisheries Program (Atlantic Salmon & River Herring, etc.)   
No openings at this time
Steve Gephard
Deck Hand RV John Dempsey
No openings at this time
             Tommy Seda
No openings at this time
Deb Pacileo
Kurt Gottschall
Enhanced Shore Fishing Program
 No openings at this time
Greg Wojcik
No openings at this time   
David R Molnar
Marine Fisheries GIS
No openings at this time  
Deb Pacileo
Jacque Benway

Seasonal Maintainer - Inland Fisheries

The following hatcheries have seasonal positions available.  No experience necessary.   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.  The start dates for most positions are March 1, May 1 and Nov 1.  Positions available at Quinnebaug are either 3 month or 6 month.  For Kensington and Burlington, all applicants must be able to work 6 months and be willing to work at BOTH hatcheries.  Please have applications in at least 1 month prior to expected start date.
Call the contact person for further details.

Facility Contact Person Phone
Quinnebaug Valley Trout Hatchery - Plainfield

Bryan Decker

(860)564-7542
Burlington and Kensington Hatcheries -
Burlington, Kensington
Jamie Hays (860)673-2340

Seasonal Interpretive Guide
Inland Fisheries

The Seasonal Interpretive Guide positions will be working for our Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program teaching classes on water, fish and angling methods. Guides will assist in planning, scheduling and reporting all events. Equipment maintenance and repair is also required. Applicants should have a background in education, fishing skills, and public speaking. Pay is $12-$14 per hour with up to a 40 hour work week from May through August.


Contact Person Phone               Email Address    Positions
   Available
Field Office
Tom Bourret (860)663-1656 thomas.bourret@ct.gov
        Yes
Killingworth (CARE Center)
 
To apply for a position send an Employment Application (PDF) (WORD Form) to the above email address.

Employment Application (PDF) (WORD)| Seasonal Employment Information

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Content last updated October 17, 2017