CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Seasonal Resource Assistant: Shad/Sturgeon

The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Office is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill a Seasonal Resource Assistant position to work on the Shad & Sturgeon projects. The position provides opportunities for practical experience in fishery independent monitoring, data collection and lab processing techniques. Seasonal positions are limited in duration and pay $11 ‑ $13/hr (M-F, 35hrs/wk) based on relevant experience. The selected candidate will be available to start in April/May and work into October/November. Since this position is temporary, there would be no health benefits. The position is based out of DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, CT, and employees would be expected to drive to Old Lyme each workday.

The duties may include, but are not limited to, sampling with fishing gear such as gill nets, skiff trawls and beach seines.

 Laboratory or office work could include identifying and counting juvenile fish, pressing and ageing fish scales, cleaning, repairing fishing gear and data entry.

Qualifications include actively pursuing or having completed a college degree in the biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field. A degree is preferred but not required. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered. Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to conduct vigorous field work in various weather conditions.


To apply: Please submit a completed application and resume to Joanne Kelley (joanne.kelley@ct.gov).

Be sure to indicate your interest in the Shad/Sturgeon project in your e-mail or cover letter.

Applications and instructions may be obtained from the Fisheries Seasonal Job Opportunities page on the DEEP website.

Specific questions may be directed to:

Jacque Benway Roberts

Fisheries Biologist

Marine Fisheries Office

Bureau of Natural Resources

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
333 Ferry Rd / PO Box 719 Old Lyme, CT 06371
P: 860.447-4311|F: 860.434-6150 |E: jacque.benway@ct.gov