Looking for a seasonal position at one of Connecticut's beautiful state parks? If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you!
We are looking to hire for the following positions: (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
For Lifeguard, Lifeguard Supervisor and Beach Director positions at Hammonasset Beach, see separate job posting.
Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April – mid-October.
Pay rates are $12.00 -14.00/hr. depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits.
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.
ABOUT HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK
Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beautiful sandy beach to enjoy swimming, strolling, or just relaxing in the sun and surf. Each year, almost 100 seasonal employees join with the small full-time staff at the Park to provide and maintain a range of recreational services. With well over 2 million annual visitors, and one of the largest campgrounds in the country, Hammonasset Beach offers a wide variety of exceptional outdoor recreation experiences for CT resident and visitors alike. Come join a successful team that has been providing these services to the public for almost 100 years.
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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.
We encourage you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review!
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the entire recreation season and have related experience or training.
1. Incumbents in this class who are assigned as 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 this class 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 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.
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.
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.