Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Hammonasset Beach State Park Ranger Staff

Recruitment #220207-3492VR-005

Introduction

COME WORK WITH GREAT PEOPLE AT ONE OF CONNECTICUT'S BEAUTIFUL STATE PARKS!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to fill multiple positions at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison with the park ranger staff. Pay rates start at $14 per hour, depending on relevant skills and experience; seasonal positions do not include benefits.

Park Ranger staff work a daily shift from either:

  • 8:00 a.m.-  4:00 pm.
  • 4:00 pm. - 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
  • 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Staff work five shifts per week, including weekends. Staff is needed mid-May through October 10, 2022.

 

All 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.

Park Ranger:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and present proof of age
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Familiarity with operation of outdoor recreation facilities preferred

Park Ranger Supervisor:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and present proof of age
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in outdoor recreation management is preferred

Selection Plan

For inquiries specific to the position and regarding the status of your application, please contact Rebecca Demchak via email at Rebecca.Demchak@ct.gov.

Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply.  Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.

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

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; performs other related duties as required. 
   
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; performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season
  • Familiarity with the operation of an outdoor recreation facility
  • Experience managing the operation of an outdoor recreation facility

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.