Full Job Description
THE OUTSIDE IS IN US ALL.
Please remember to attach the answers to the Supplemental Questions listed in this announcement. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on July 19, 2020. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site
The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection committee in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will move forward in the selection process. Your responses will be viewed apart from your application materials; therefore, it is important to be specific in regard to names of employers, dates, job duties, etc. if requested. It is important that your answers are concise, thorough and relevant. The committee cannot make assumptions based solely on your other application materials when reviewing this supplement.
Why do you want to work at Hell Creek State Park?
How do you feel about living and working in a very remote and isolated area for long periods of time?
Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association).
A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation.
Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.
Job Specific Information
This position is located at Hell Creek State Park, north of Jordan, Montana. Sitting on the rugged and beautiful banks of Fort Peck Reservoir, the park offers access to world-class fishing and hunting opportunities in the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge. Nestled in the ancient hills of the Missouri Breaks, the remote nature of the park presents an abundance of recreational opportunities for those who live and work here, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, bird watching, mountain biking and star gazing.
This position is full time April 15 Through October 15. The position is off for 4 weeks during the month of December and part time the remainder of the year for a total of 1560 paid hours annually. Shared employee housing is provided at the park for which a monthly housing charge of $112.00 is automatically deducted from the employee’s paycheck.
The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and enjoy interacting with the public. The position requires the ability to communicate with difficult people in stressful situations. The remote location of the park calls for a candidate who can show initiative to work independently while at the same time operate effectively within a team environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Campground management, including utilizing the park’s campground reservation system, fee collection and accounting; resource stewardship; assisting with landscaping and cleaning of facilities; administrative support; assisting with public programs and events offerings; performing minor mechanical repairs on machinery, tools, lawn mowers, and trucks; patrolling park lands, responding to emergencies and working with local law enforcement to report incidents; and other tasks as assigned. The Park Ranger often works alone and unsupervised.
Must have a current driver’s license and acquire a Montana driver license within 6-months of hire date.
Incumbent must be able to carry 50-pounds up to 50-yards.
Must be willing to serve the public in a distinguished professional demeanor.
Must have extensive knowledge of natural resources, park, and outdoor recreation management principles, this includes use of equipment and tools.
Must have basic knowledge in the care and use of power and hand tools.
Incumbent must have Basic computer skills.
Incumbent must have the ability to speak and present in public forums and to write effectively.
Incumbent must have the ability to work with others, collectively pursuing a common goal regardless of personal preferences. Maintains emotional control and maturity.
Must pass a background investigation to become an Ex-officio warden.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)
The knowledge skills and abilities of this position are normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree in Archeology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, Park Management, Recreation Management and at least 1 year of job-related experience. Other combinations of experience and education will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Job: Environmental Sciences
Salary: $ 19.80 - 19.80 Hourly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Seasonal
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Primary Location: Jordan
Agency: Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Union: 000 - None
Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Jul 3, 2020, 8:07:12 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Jul 20, 2020, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting)
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