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Wildlife Furbearer Program - 240319-3492VR-002

Employer
State of Connecticut
Location
Burlington, Connecticut, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Sector
Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Introduction

Wildlife Furbearer Assistant - Seasonal Help

* Up to 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
* Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

Responsibilities include:

* Enters and organizes data into computer files, including furbearer sighting reports, necropsy data, furbearer capture and handling data, and furbearer harvest reports;
* Answers phone calls and emails from the public;
* Records sightings and provides technical assistance, particularly advice on resolving human-bear conflicts;
* Conducts radio-telemetry on collared animals;
* Orients to, and examines, specified field locations to identify sites of predation, denning, and or study-animal mortality;
* Transports and sets bear traps at sites of human-bear conflicts;
* Assists with chemically immobilizing, tagging, and the aversive conditioning of black bears;
* Assists in organizing field equipment;
* Performs related duties as required.

Selection Plan

1. Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.

2. Ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

3. Regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error).

4. For questions about the position, please contact Brooks Pitman at (860)424-3722 and/or at Brooks.Pitman@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Experience with radio-telemetry;
* Experience identifying tracks & sign;
* Experience maintaining camera grids;
* Experience moving/hauling trailers;
* Experience with chemical immobilization;
* Experience operating handheld GPS units;
* Experience assisting with permitting and addressing human-wildlife conflicts; and
* Experience maintaining a positive work ethic in a professional environment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

* Incumbents in this class who are assigned as supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.
* Incumbents in this class may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:
* Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.
* Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.
* College training in a specific field.
* Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.

* Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

* Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.
* Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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