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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Ryder S Will

Location: Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo, WI 53913

Telephone Number: (608) 254-4055

Hourly Rate: Between $11.00 - $12.00 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 and problem resolution for property visitors/campers. These positions, in conjunction with other Department staff, will assist park visitors with answering questions and concerns and resolving a variety of unforeseen issues related to park operations. Parks and Recreation Specialists operate machinery such as UTV's, chainsaws, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other motorized vehicles. They will be expected to work evenings and most, if not all, summer weekends.

30% Lead 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, buildings, 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% Assist other team members in and perform the collection of fees and dissemination of information. Staff entrance stations within the work unit. 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.

25% Explain State Park rules, regulations and fees to visitors. Manage the Park and its facilities to protect public health and safety. Work independently or with other park staff to respond to visitor questions, concerns, and other issues that arise related to park operations.

15% Pro-actively monitor park conditions for needed repairs or improvements. Work with park management to plan and execute solutions and improvements. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Required 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.
- Must meet eligibility requirements to operate a state owned vehicle

Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior experience in conflict resolution and advanced customer service
- Ability to work well with others in a team environment
- Ability to use problem solving skills and critical thinking with limited direct supervision
- Prior maintenance or operations experience in an outdoor recreation setting

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Ryder S Will
E10320 Fern Dell Road
Baraboo, WI 53913
RE: Job Code 11972

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: 3/26/2019