The Candlewood Lake Authority has posted a full-time summer job opportunity.

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The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection(DEEP) is recruiting individuals to help educate boaters on how to stop invasive species, like Zebra Mussels, from entering Candlewood Lake waters.

You will be applying for a job titled CT DEEP Boating Education Assistant, which is a full-time summer position where you would be working Friday through Tuesday. Working weekends and holidays will be mandatory. To apply, click on

Zebra mussels are an invasive species and, as of yet, have not permeated Candlewood Lake, and the CLA and DEEP would like to keep it that way, and that's where you come in. The following video shows how much damage zebra mussels can cause in lake waters.

This past May, one Zebra mussel was found in Candlewood Lake in the Vaughn's Neck area. Lake Zoar and Lake Lillinonah both contain Zebra Mussels, but keeping them out of Candlewood Lake is going to take both constant monitoring and boater education.

As a Boating Education Assistant, your job is to visit state boat launches and talk to boaters about clean and safe boating practices. BEA's may also be handling Vessel Safety Checks and Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections. The duration of the position could last until October 19.

If you are interested in becoming a Boating Education Assistant, you can apply online at

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