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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Dan Yankowiak

Location: Flambeau River State Forest, W1613 County Road W, Winter, WI 54896

Telephone Number: (715) 274-5123

Hourly Rate: Between $11.00 - $12.50 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately May 13, 2018

Job Description: Parks and Recreation Specialist - LTE

Parks and Recreation Specialists are responsible for a combination of outdoor maintenance work and customer service for property visitors/campers at the entrance station. Parks and Recreation Specialists operate machinery such as UTV's, ATV's, chainsaws, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other motorized vehicles.

30% Direct and perform the maintenance of grounds and facilities to ensure they conform to established standards to include mow grass, pick up litter, clean public use areas and beaches, painting, maintaining restrooms and campsites, remove trees and brush, repair and maintain trail surfaces, operate vehicles and light equipment and perform repairs and maintenance to equipment and buildings.

30% Direct other team members and assist in the collection of fees and dissemination of information. Work at entrance stations, campgrounds or other visitor contact stations. Use electronic cash registers, electronic credit card verification equipment and computerized reservation and reporting systems. Register campers; sell admission stickers to public. Provide answers to visitor questions concerning the specific park area, as well as explain the area's recreational opportunities, interpretive services, concessions and campground availability.

20% Explain State Park rules, regulations and fees to visitors and help with special events. Manage the Park and its facilities to protect public health and safety.

15% Manage the administration of admission sticker sales and other fee charges to efficiently maximize revenues. Assign, audit and process sticker accounts to ensure control of such accounts as well as prompt remittances.

5% Assist the Park Manager and/or Property Superintendent with monitoring the work and performance of other team members or volunteers and any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Must have a valid regular operator's license; a minimum of two years licensed driving experience and must be at least 18 years of age. Must not have received an OWI or DUI violation within the past year, or three or more moving violations and/or at fault accidents within the last two years.
- Familiar with equipment operation and maintenance.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, follow verbal and written instructions and organize and prioritize workload .
- Ability to work in a variety of weather and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public
- Customer service and cash handling experience
- Knowledge, skills and experience of general maintenance operations
- Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and punctual
- Ability to work a modified schedule; nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

To Apply: Submit resume and references to:

Dan Yankowiak
36764 Copper Falls Road
Mellen, WI 54546
RE: Job Code 11786

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Last revised: 2/23/2019