Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Wadsworth Falls State Park

Recruitment #220224-3492VR-004

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 Wadsworth Falls State Park in Madison, CT.  Pay rates start at $14 per hour, depending on relevant skills and experience; seasonal positions do not include benefits.

 

This Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support to Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown and Middlefield, Millers Pond State Park in Durham, Eagle Landing and Haddam Meadows State Parks in Haddam, the Pattaconk Lake recreation area within Cockaponset State Forest, and a number of other state-owned properties in the Lower CT River Valley.

 

 

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.  These seasonal positions will be generally mid-April through mid-October.  Most positions are typically first shift, but other positions will be second shift. Typically positions are 5 shifts per week, and will include weekend shifts.  Approximate dates of employment will be mid-April through mid-October.   

 

Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties) 
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

Interpretive Guide:   Acts as primary visitor contact, works to increase the public's understanding, appreciation, enjoyment of, and concern for the natural resources of our State Parks. Minimum Age:  18

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 

Selection Plan

For inquiries specific to the position and regarding the status of your application, must be made directly to the individual park, Alexander.Sokolow@ct.gov.

 

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

 

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

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; good public relations skills; 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.

Interpretive Guide:   Acts as primary visitor contact, works to increase the public's understanding, appreciation, enjoyment of, and concern for the natural resources of our State Parks; conducts a variety of interpretive programs including, but not limited to, lectures, classes, tours, field walks, canoe trips, campfire programs, and special events to a wide variety of audiences; may assist with program development; cleans Nature Center, displays and animal cages/tanks; feeds and cares for animals. Minimum Age:  18. Special Requirements:  A background in either the natural sciences or education is preferred; may be required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.   Approximate Dates of Employment:  mid-February – mid-August, mid-April – mid-October and mid-May – mid-November.

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

  • Ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season
  • Related experience or training

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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