Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant

Macedonia Brook State Park

Recruitment #221206-3492VR-002

Introduction



Are you looking to help protect Connecticut's beautiful landscape? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!




The 2,300-acre Macedonia Brook State Park, originated with a 1,552-acre gift from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield in 1918.  The Blue Trail crosses Cobble Mountain and several other peaks, offering outstanding views of the Catskills and Taconics. Numerous springs and streams add to the pleasure of hiking, and the campground at Macedonia Brook is a popular destination as well.    

This Macedonia Brook State Park Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support for Housatonic Meadows State Park and Campground, Kent Falls State Park, and a number of other state-owned lands in the northwest corner of the state.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (See details under EXAMPLES OF DUTIES section)

  • Campground Supervisor: Assists in managing the total operation of a State-owned campground under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor.  Minimum Age: 18
  • Camp Office Staff:   Provides general camp office support services. Minimum Age: 16
  • Office Supervisor (Ticket Booth):  Provides general office and operation support services at ticket booth. 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  
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

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

Anticipated Duration: Start dates vary by position and run through the recreation season, mid-April to mid-October; maximum of 1,030 hours.    

Salary: Depends on relevant education and/or experience. There are no benefits with this position.

ABOUT DEEP

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

ABOUT DEEP'S BUREAU OF OUTDOOR RECREATION

Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike.  These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this park’s positions must be made directly to Joshua Rimany at Joshua.Rimany@ct.gov or (860) 927-3238.

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

To learn more about how YOU can Make an ImpaCT as a Seasonal Resource Assistant, check out the video below!
              

Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION

  • 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.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
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

Campground Supervisor: Assists in managing the total operation of a State-owned campground under the supervision of a Park and Recreation Supervisor; acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park.  Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; oversees opening and closing procedures; trains, supervises and schedules camp office staff; evaluates work performance; registers campers; checks in reservations; collects camping fees; directs visitors; provides directions; answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area.  Minimum Age: 18
Special Requirements:  Experience in campground management and/or previous retail/customer service experience preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.   Approximate Dates of Employment:  Housatonic Meadows: mid-May – Columbus Day; Macedonia Brook Campground: mid April - end September.

Camp Office Staff: Provides general camp office support services; registers campers; checks in reservations; directs visitors; provides directions; and answers questions about the campground, State camping rules and regulations, campground activities, and the local area.  Minimum Age: 16
Special Requirements:  Previous retail/customer service experience preferred.  Approximate Dates of Employment:  Housatonic Meadows: mid-May – Columbus Day; Macedonia Brook Campground: mid April - end September.mid-May – Columbus Day.           

Office Supervisor (Ticket Booth): Provides general office and operation support services at ticket booth.   Resolves complaints and other issues or refers them to the proper authority; oversees opening and closing procedures; trains, supervises and schedules Ticket Booth Attendants; evaluates work performance; acts as primary visitor contact; 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: 18
Special Requirements:  Previous retail/customer service experience preferred. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April – mid-September. 

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: Housatonic Meadows: mid-May – Columbus Day; Macedonia Brook Campground: mid April - end 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 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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