Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Harkness Memorial State Park

Recruitment #220224-3492VR-006

Introduction



Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for an exciting temporary position? 
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division is seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT.

About Us: 

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. 

Position Highlights:

Positions available include: 
  • Seasonal Park Ranger SupervisorMinimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge and experience in outdoor recreation management; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate dates of employment: mid-April to Columbus Day.
  • Seasonal Park Ranger: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Familiarity with operation of outdoor recreation facilities, must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of employment: Mid-May to Columbus Day.
  • Ticket Booth Attendant: Minimum age is 16, Special Requirements: Previous retail/customer service experience. Approximate Dates of employment: Mid-April to Mid-September.  
  • Seasonal Park Maintenance Supervisor: Minimum age is 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 to Mid-October. 
  • Crew Leader: Minimum age is 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 to Mid-October. 
  • Seasonal Maintainer: Minimum age is 18, Special Requirements: Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate dates of employment: Mid-April to Mid-October. 
The approximate dates of employment for these positions are Mid-April to Mid-October, with anticipated start dates varying by position and running through the recreation season. The anticipated duration of these positions is a maximum of 1,030 hours. 

Most positions will be on first shift, but some positions will be on second shift. Typically positions are working 5 days per week, with varying mandatory weekend and holiday shifts. However, there are a few select part-time positions available. 
The pay rate varies from $13.00 to $17.00 per hour depending on education and experience. There are no benefits provided. 

Contact Information: 

For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

For inquiries specific to the position and regarding status of your application, please contact Scott Dawley at Scott.Dawley@ct.gov.

Learn more about our Seasonal Resource Assistant team! 
             

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive and Open to the Public.

Important Selections Information:

  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English, and be at least 16 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 and work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
What to Expect After you Apply:

  • The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.
  • Please regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error).

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.  

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Ability to follow instructions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • The ability to work full-time for the entire recreation season; 
  • Related experience or training to the position you are applying to.

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.