CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Job Posting for American shad & sturgeon monitoring

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200108&R2=3492VR&R3=002

American Shad & Sturgeon Monitoring

Description: The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants for seasonal positions starting in April or May at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. These positions are limited in duration and pay $11 – $14/hr based on relevant experience. In these positions we provide opportunities for practical fisheries experience outside of course work in the biological sciences, through field work and lab work.

Duties: The American shad and sturgeon projects conduct a variety of field, laboratory and office work activities which vary by project but could include: sampling with fishing gear such as gill nets, skiff trawls and beach seines. Routine field work could consist of day trips on small, open boats (17’-28’) with fishing gear hauled by hand to collect fish which are identified, measured and quantified. Sampling is conducted in all weather conditions. The range of waters sampled includes Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. Field work will be conducted on average 3 days a week from April-October. Laboratory or office work could include identifying and counting juvenile fish, preparing and ageing fish scales, cleaning and repairing fishing gear, and data entry.

Qualifications: Actively pursuing or having completed a college degree in 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 rigorous field work in various weather conditions.

Hours per week: Typically a 35 hour work week Monday-Friday, with variation in hours depending on field sampling location and activity. Total duration of positions not to exceed 1030 hours. Preference is for candidates that can complete the full duration of the position

To Apply: Submit the employment application and resume through the CT Job website https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200108&R2=3492VR&R3=002

Please note that positions will likely be filled prior to the end date of the job posting.


Please direct any questions about the position to:


Jacqueline Benway Roberts

Fisheries Biologist

Fisheries Division / Marine Fisheries Program

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