Are you looking for a part-time seasonal position this summer? If so, we invite you to apply to join our team as a Summer Worker Booth Operator at Camp Harkness!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is currently recruiting for one (1) Summer Worker Booth Operator position at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT.
Position Highlights: PCN 116171
- 2nd Shift
- 20 hours per week
- Monday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Regular Days Off: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Duration: This is a seasonal position that will end no later than October 19th 2023
- This is a seasonal position and DDS permanent employees will not be considered.
In your role as a Summer Worker Booth Operator, you will have the opportunity to:
- Greeting visitors
- Checking for park passes
- Directing visitors to Camp Harkness
About Camp Harkness:
Camp Harkness is located in Southeastern Connecticut on the shores of Long Island Sound. The 102-acre property in Waterford CT is comprised of open and wooded land and includes tidal marsh and beachfront. Facilities at Camp Harkness include year-round and seasonal cabins, year-round cottages, seasonal tent sites, barnyard animals, picnic pavilions & grills, accessible playscape, scenic walkway and overlook, bathhouse, beach with seasonal boardwalk, gardens, dining hall, lodge, and infirmary. Camp Harkness is owned by the State of Connecticut and managed by the Department of Developmental Services.
DDS Mission Statement:
The mission of the Department of Developmental Services is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for Covid 19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- Must be at least 18 years old as of May 19th, 2023.
- Must be able to work for the full season and must complete all required DDS training.
- Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle license.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion, and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applications may be considered.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
- For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Connect With Us:
- If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Tommy Wilson, DDS EEO 1 at (860) 418 – 6148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rocky Young at email@example.com and reference the recruitment number.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In various agencies as a summer employee performs one or more tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature in providing a variety of services to clients or the public in one of several areas. This class may also be used during the winter college intersession for a period not to exceed six weeks.
Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:
| Patient Care Service
| Laboratory Assistant
| Recreational Aide
| Transportation Services (Bus Driver)
| Tourist Information Clerk
| Specialized Recreational Services
| Tourist Information Coordinator
| Information Technology System Analysis
| Professional Engineering
Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:
- Returning Summer Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.
- Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.
- Undergraduate or graduate students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
Determination of hourly rate is based on the above criteria. Additional compensation is based on only one criteria. It is not intended for individuals to receive additional compensation through application of the multiple criteria listed above.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
See attached Addendum
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty;
- operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty;
- Knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding an individual’s behavior;
- interpersonal skills;
- techniques of assigned specialty skills;
- Ability to
- assist individuals in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable;
- understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions;
- Adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties;
- Some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.
Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
- Experience working or volunteering with people with disabilities.
- Experience working in a camp, park or other recreational setting.
- Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
- Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.