CT DEEP Water Monitoring Program – 2024 Seasonal Positions!

The CT DEEP is accepting applications for seasonal resource assistant positions with the Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Program. Can you please share with any interested students?


Please note a change in the closing date (i.e., deadline to apply) for this year which is listed on the postings as 12/30/2024. The actual start date for the position will depend upon the availability of the selected applicant, but is anticipated to occur in April and May 2024 so it is highly encouraged to have applications submitted by March 24, 2024The position is a durational position (1040 hours or approximately 6 months) with no associated benefits.  We routinely hire applicants still in school with the understanding that they will return to school in the fall and will not fulfill the full 1040 hours.


Thank you!



Positions are available to support both our Long Island Sound Monitoring Program and our Inland Water Monitoring Program (Water Monitoring Program Overview).  The positions are based out of the DEEP Windsor Field Office, with field work conducted across the State.  Anticipated duties include:


  • Conducting water quality sampling at state park beaches, lakes and ponds, and rivers and streams
  • Conduct intensive monthly water quality monitoring in Long Island Sound aboard a 50-foot research vessel under various sea and weather conditions
  • Field collection of fish, diatom, macroinvertebrate and cyanobacteria samples
  • Water temperature probe deployment
  • Laboratory preparation of samples
  • Organize, enter, and query data
  • Fulfill external data requests 
  • Develop data visualization tools (with Excel, R, or Python programming languages)
  • Perform quality control reviews of data (with Excel, R, or Python programming languages)
  • Perform data analysis and develop reports (with Excel, R, or Python programming languages)




View the full job postings at the links below.  Applications must be submitted through the State of CT Online Employment Center; applications submitted by email will not be accepted. 


Inland Monitoring Positions: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?b=&R1=231226&R2=3492VR&R3=001


Long Island Sound Monitoring Positions:  https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?b=&R1=231226&R2=3492VR&R3=002