Forestry Protection Program Supervisor


State of Connecticut - DAS

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Samantha Rivera

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Hartford, CT
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Are you an experienced forestry professional with a desire to work in fire prevention and control?
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.
If you are up for this challenge we invite you to apply!



What we can offer you:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities; and
  • A work culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

The State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 by 'Forbes'. This national recognition comes from offering job growth, competitive benefits and flexible scheduling for our employees!


  • WORK SCHEDULE: Generally 8:00AM - 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.


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.


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.

As the Forest Protection Program Supervisor, primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • scheduling assigning, overseeing and reviewing work of staff;
  • providing staff training and assistance; conducting performance evaluations;
  • determining priorities and planning district work; establishing and maintaining district procedures;
  • developing or making recommendations on development of policies and standards; acting as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
  • preparing reports and correspondence; directing, supervising and coordinating, compiling and analyzing of statistics and data;
  • analyzing data and prepares project and other reports;
  • reviewing forestry prescribed fire plans to ensuring consistency with program objectives;
  • acting as a departmental representative at technical and professional meetings;
  • advising management on pertinent matters;
  • assisting in preparation of financial reports, budgets and federal grant requests; performing related duties as required;
  • assisting other fire control officers as needed;
  • other duties assigned on a statewide basis.

More details can be found in the class specification.

Compensation Information

Salary$82,299 - $117,991/year