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Job Opportunity: Environmental Protection Program Specialist (Recreation), Connecticut

Feb 2, 2022

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), State Parks and Public Outreach Division is currently recruiting for a Recreation Program Specialist in Hartford to lead the Recreational Trails and Greenways Program


This position offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an experienced, innovative, and proven leader in the field of outdoor recreation. The Recreation Program Specialist oversees programs of the Division of State Parks and Public Outreach’s Connecticut Recreational Trails & Greenways Program. Duties of this position may include, but are not limited to (See "Examples of Duties" section for more):

  • Administrating state and federal grant programs.
  • Serving as liaison for State Parks to many agencies, municipalities, non-profits and volunteer groups.
  • Serving as a resource to DEEP staff on trail related matters such as planning, project management, maintenance best practices.
  • Providing support to the Department’s work to explore collaboration with the private sector to offer additional outdoor recreation amenities to the public.
  • Providing Division-wide technical training and support.
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to support department wide goals in the advancement of outdoor recreation and trail use across Connecticut.
  • Supervising and/or leading seasonal and clerical staff as assigned.

The position will work out of our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.

This is a full time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday position with an option for telework some portion of the week. Some night and weekend work and travel are expected.

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

Full Vacncy and Job Description here