CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities
Sturgeon & Shad Monitoring
Description: The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants for seasonal positions starting in November or December at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. These positions are limited in duration and pay $14 – $17/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 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. Laboratory or office work could include identifying, counting and measuring juvenile fish, preparing and aging fish scales and otoliths, 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 1040 hours. Preference is for candidates that can complete the full duration of the position.
To Apply: Submit the employment application through the CT Job website
Please note that positions may be filled prior to the end date of the job posting.
Please direct any questions about the position to:
Jacqueline Benway Roberts
Fisheries Division / Marine Fisheries Program
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection333 Ferry Rd.
PO Box 719
Old Lyme, CT 06371P: 860.447.4311|F: 860.434.6150 |E: firstname.lastname@example.org