PARK RANGER SPECIALIST

State of Arizona - Saint Johns, AZ3.6

Temporary$12 an hour
Skills
**THIS POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED**

Arizona State Parks and Trails Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners. To learn more about Arizona State Parks, visit our web site at www.azstateparks.com

LOCATION: Lyman Lake State Park
11 mi. South of St. Johns Hwy 191
St. Johns, AZ 85936

Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River, Lyman Lake State Park is a 1,200-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet. It is fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain, the second and third highest mountains in Arizona. Water is channeled into this river valley from a 790-square-mile watershed extending into New Mexico.

Because of its size, Lyman Lake is one of the few bodies of water in northeastern Arizona with no size restrictions on boats. The west end of the lake is buoyed off and restricted as a no wake area (5 mph). This allows the angler a chance at a variety of fish without the proximity of speedboats and water-skiers. The fishery consists of walleye, channel catfish and largemouth bass. The large remainder of the lake is open for all other types of water sports.

This is a Temporary/Seasonal Position.

May work up to 40 hours per week and up to 1500 hours per year.

Housing may be available on Park.

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Park Manager and the Assistant Park Manager, performs a variety of skilled work activities associated with the operation and maintenance of a state park.

Natural Resources: Under the direction of the Park Manager may serve as an interpretive guide,conduct programs and perform maintenance. Provide general, historical, and scientific information and education to the visiting public concerning protection and management of natural and cultural resources. Conduct interpretative natural and cultural resource programs and regularly perform work essential to preserve and protect the park's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment of the public.

Customer Service/General: Greets and provides information to park visitors. Enforce park rules, collect fees, issue permits and perform office and clerical duties. Performs work of moderate difficulty in maintaining campgrounds and day use areas, trail work,landscape and grounds maintenance,litter and garbage collection, cleaning restroom and shower facilities. Performs routine facility maintenance, general housekeeping and custodial tasks. Performs moderate level construction work on special
projects and painting. Inspect and patrol park grounds for vandalism, malfunctions or problems. May operate a gift shop or store, operate a cash register, write reports, perform supply inventories and make deposits.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Knowledge of customer service requirements. Knowledge of basic techniques in maintenance and upkeep of facilities restrooms and park grounds. Knowledge of basic techniques for displaying and interpreting objects/artifacts and general resources to visitors. Knowledge of general office procedures. Knowledge of motor vehicle operation and repair. Skill in basic practices and techniques in the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and grounds. Skill in general construction techniques including plumbing, wood working and electrical. Skill in driving, operating and maintaining automotive equipment. Skill in the area of customer service and information dissemination. Skill in hand and power tool operation. Skill in oral and written communications. Skill in interpersonal relationships. Ability to understand and apply park rules and collect park fees. Ability to operate communications equipment. Ability to communicate with the public in a positive, professional manner under both friendly and intense circumstances. Ability to work as a team member.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.