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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Gregory P Behling

Location: Statewide

Telephone Number: (715) 685-2907

Hourly Rate: Between $12.50 - $17.25 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 15, 2018

Job Description: Parks and Recreation Specialist - LTE

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring six (6) Parks and Recreation Specialists throughout the state. Locations include Baldwin, Merrill, Ashland, and Spooner.

LTE Parks and Recreation Specialists are often responsible for a combination of outdoor maintenance/grounds keeping work in addition to providing customer service for property visitors. Parks and Recreation Specialists often operate machinery such as UTV's, ATV's, chainsaws, snowmobiles, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other motorized vehicles.

50% 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, install signs and property boundary posting, operate vehicles, light and heavy equipment and perform repairs and maintenance to equipment and buildings.

25% Direct other team members and assist in dissemination of information. Work at entrance stations, campgrounds or other visitor contact stations. Use computerized reporting systems. Provide answers to visitor questions concerning the specific properties, as well as explain the area's recreational opportunities, interpretive services, trails 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.

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:
-Due to equipment usage, you 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. You 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.
-Candidate should be familiar with equipment operation and maintenance including ATVs, boats, chainsaws and tractors.
-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.
- Knowledge of computer based programs to enter expenses, monthly reports and work time.

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 as needed; nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
- Possess valid Wisconsin Class B Commercial Driver's License

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Gregory P Behling
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, WI 54806
RE: Job Code 11790

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: 2/21/2019