Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Harkness Memorial State Park

Recruitment #180315-3492VR-008

Introduction

Enjoy the panoramic views of Long Island Sound from Eolia, the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family set on over 230 seaside acres of sweeping lawns, with stately trees and spectacular gardens.  The Waterford, CT estate was left to the State of Connecticut in 1950 and became part of the State Park system in 1952.  In addition to Harkness Memorial State Park, this Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support for the State’s newest State Park, Seaside State Park in Waterford, as well as other state properties in the area.

DEEP, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT, is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions.

Please note: Applicants that have previously applied to a seasonal opening at this location do not have to reapply. Your application will continue to be considered for seasonal employment.  

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this park’s positions must be made directly to the individual park, Vincent.Messino@ct.gov.

CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.  

Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties) 

Seasonal Park Ranger Supervisor:   Assists in the management of seasonal operations and programs in a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor. Minimum Age:  18    

Seasonal Park Ranger: Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Minimum Age:  18

Ticket Booth Attendant:   Provides general ticket booth services. Minimum Age:  16

Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and/or an EP Maintainer 3. Minimum Age:  18

Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. Minimum Age:  18

Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities. Minimum Age:  18  

Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October   

Pay rates are $10.10 -14.00/hr. depending on relevant skills and experience.  

Length of positions:  anticipated start dates vary by position and runs through the recreation season; anticipated duration is a maximum of 1030 hours. 

Most positions are typically first shift, but other positions will be second or third shift. Typically positions are 5 days per week, and include mandatory weekend shifts. 

Applicants must attach a cover letter with their applications indicating which specific job positions (listed above) they are interested in. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Teresa Munson, teresa.munson@ct.gov, (860)424-3187. 

 

Selection Plan

These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.

Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position. 

Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Seasonal Park Ranger Supervisor:   Assists in the management of seasonal operations and programs in a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor.  Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; trains, supervises and schedules Seasonal Park Rangers; evaluates work performance; acts as primary visitor contact; assists with protective duties as required; answers telephones and performs daytime radio dispatch duties.   Minimum Age:  18.  Special Requirements:  Extensive knowledge and experience in outdoor recreation management preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.   Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – Columbus Day

Seasonal Park Ranger:   Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park.  Assists with operational, maintenance and protective duties as needed; may answer telephones and perform radio dispatch duties. Minimum Age:  18. Special Requirements:  Familiarity with operation of outdoor recreation facilities preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-May – Columbus Day.

Ticket Booth Attendant:   Provides general ticket booth services.  Rings up and accepts parking fees; sells season passes; greets Park visitors; provides directions; checks in buses; and answers questions about the Park, State Park rules and regulations, and the local area.   Minimum Age:  16   Special Requirements:  Previous retail/customer service experience preferred. Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-September.

Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor:   Assists in the maintenance of a recreational facility under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor and an EP Maintainer 3.  Trains, supervises and schedules Seasonal Maintainers; evaluates work performance; assists in job planning and scheduling and in preparation of materials lists; operates machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may perform highly-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs or other skilled trade; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18   Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge and experience in maintenance of a recreational facility and/or a related skilled trade; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.   Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.    

Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities.  May assist in job planning and in preparation of materials lists; may operate machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; may perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less.   Minimum Age:  18   Special Requirements:  Minimum one season satisfactory DEEP or related work experience; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.    

Seasonal Maintainer:   Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities including, but not limited to, litter pickup, cleaning, mowing, raking, and painting. May use hand tools; may direct traffic in parking lots; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Positions are also available for those with additional levels of training and experience. These positions involve the use of machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles and the use of skills in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance.   Minimum Age:  18.   Special Requirements:  Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-April – mid-October.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the entire recreation season and have related experience or training.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in these classes who are assigned as patrol persons or supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.

2. Incumbents in these classes may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:

a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.

b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.

c. College training in a specific field.

d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.

3. Incumbents performing patrol officer functions must currently possess Police Officer Standard Training (POST) certification or be eligible for POST recertification without completing the Basic Training program again (i.e. must be current or retired within two (2) years of last POST certified required employment) or Connecticut State Police (CSP) Academy certification (must be current or retired within two (2) years of last CSP certified required employment). Must pass a seasonal patroller training course as approved by the Connecticut State Police.

4. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.

2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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