Connecticut – Forest Protection Program Supervisor

CT Division of Forestry

Environmental Protection District Supervisor (Forestry) (35 Hour)
(Forest Protection Program Supervisor)
Bureau of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry
Recruitment #230814-2870EE-001

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Division of Forestry is seeking to hire a Forest Protection Program Supervisor (Environmental Protection District Supervisor: Forestry) to oversee our forest fire prevention and control program and training for the State of Connecticut.


  • WORK SCHEDULE: Generally 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • WORK HOURS PER WEEK: 35 hours
  • LOCATION: DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, CT with part-time telework/hybrid schedule. Some in-state travel may be required.

This position has statewide personnel supervisory responsibilities.

ABOUT US The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state.

YOUR ROLE The Forest Protection Program is within the Division of Forestry. Forest Protection Program staff maintain an active forest fire prevention program and a specially trained force of firefighting personnel to combat fires that burn an average of 500 acres of woodland per year in Connecticut.

The Program Supervisor oversees Fire Control Officers who train and mobilize crews and individuals to assist the US Forest Service in controlling large fires across the nation. Fire Departments depend on Program staff for wildland fire training, equipment, assistance, and expertise. The state is divided into two geographic regions for response and management.

Special Notice: Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain certification as a Forester in accordance with Section 23-65h of the Connecticut General Statutes unless already certified by another reciprocating state. Applicants not currently certified as a licensed practitioner at the Forester level must take the certification exam on March 6, 2024. Exam pre-registration is required by February 6, 2024.

Recruitment #230814-2870EE-001

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