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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Nathan P Fries

Location: Lake Wissota State Park, 18127 County O, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Telephone Number: (715) 382-4574

Hourly Rate: Between $12.00 - $18.69 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately March 15, 2021

Job Description:

LTE - Parks and Recreation Specialist

These positions are responsible for a combination of outdoor maintenance and/or groundskeeping work in addition to providing customer service for property%A0visitors and/or campers. 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.

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 or geographic area, as well as explain the area's recreational opportunities, interpretive services, concessions and campground availability. Provide information to the public when working across the district on fishery and wildlife properties

20% - Explain State Property rules, regulations and fees to visitors and help with special events. Manage properties and their 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 Recreation Specialist, Ranger, 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:
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public
- Customer service and cash handling experience
- Knowledge, skills and experience of general maintenance operation
- Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and punctual
- Ability to work a modified schedule; nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

Application Deadline: May 23, 2021

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Nathan P Fries
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn, WI 54757
RE: Job Code 14253

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

Additional Information:

In order to be appointed to this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.

**** 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.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Last revised: 4/15/2021