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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Melissa A. Cook

Location: Lakeshore State Park, 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Telephone Number: (414) 263-8559

Hourly Rate: $14.000 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 15, 2018

Job Description: Parks and Recreation Specialist - Lead Worker

This person will serve as the lead worker for other LTE Parks and Recreation Specialists at Lakeshore State Park, providing training, daily task prioritization, and monitoring of work.

65% Conduct invasive species control, prune trees, and conduct other plantings. Identify, list, and map existing species. Direct other L TE staff in 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, remove damaged trees and brush, repair and maintain trail surfaces, operate vehicles and equipment, and perform minor equipment and infrastructure repairs. Train and lead other L TE parks and recreation specialists in this work and monitor their performance.

15% Provide answers to visitor questions about the property, boat dock reservation system, and explain State Park rules, regulations, and fees. Provide maps and other information to visitors. Help with special events and assist with interpretive programs. Manage the property and its facilities to protect public health and safety.

10% Function as staff lead for information and oversight concerning pesticide use. Use computerized systems to record, map, and track all pesticide use.

10% Work with volunteer groups, coordinating their efforts, providing safety messages, teaching them the tasks, working with them, and monitoring their work.

Knowledge Required: Training and experience in native and invasive species identification and natural history, appropriate invasive species treatment methods, operation and preventive maintenance of grounds equipment. Valid driver's license. Current WI Pesticide Applicator Certification and experience in herbicide application. Position requires operation of truck, brush mower, trailer, utility vehicle, mowers, chainsaw, string trimmers, hand tools, and other grounds equipment. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated and dependable. Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers and public. Must be willing and able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

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

Melissa A. Cook
2300 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212
RE: Job Code 11816

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: 2/17/2019