Parks and Recreation Specialist LTE

Peninsula State Park | Fish Creek, WI

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Posted Date 2/01/2020

This position is responsible for a combination of outdoor maintenance and grounds keeping work in addition to providing customer service for property visitors and campers at the entrance station. 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. The position will start approximately May 1 and go through mid-October.

40% - 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. Manage the administration of admission sticker sales and other fee charges to efficiently maximize revenues.

40% - 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.

15% - 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:
- Ability to be productive working alone as well as working with a team.
- Excellent customer service skills
- Experience handling cash and operating cash registers
- Experience with rule enforcement.
- Experience leading and directing the work of others.
- Knowledge and skills in buildings and grounds maintenance.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Must be 18 years old to operate vehicles and some equipment
- Must be able to work a variety of shifts including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and work in a fast paced environment

Application Deadline: February 24, 2020

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

Jessica A Doell
9462 Shore Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
RE: Job Code 13709

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. Non-residents may apply, but must meet residency requirements upon hire.

**** 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.

Salary14.00 Hour
Full-Time | Seasonal | Housing
Employee Housing Offered | Front Desk | Custodial/Maintenance | Office/Admin

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