Park Ranger Generalist, Brush Lake State Park

State Of Montana Plentywood , MT 59254

Posted 1 week ago


Please remember to attach the required cover letter, resume, and answer to the supplemental question listed in this announcement. The supplemental question can be found toward the end of the posting under Minimum Qualifications. Please label your documents. 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 March 25, 2019. Please apply through the State of Montana Career site.

This recruitment does not require a state application; the state application will not be considered in the place of a resume and cover letter.

Special Information

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:

The park is located near Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This position is full time May 1 through Mid-October and is located at Brush Lake State Park, near Dagmar, Montana. The park is remote but offers great recreational opportunities including kayaking, boating, swimming, hiking, camping, bird watching and star gazing. Famous for its sunrises and sunsets, Brush Lake State Park has 12 campsites and nine the public can reserve. This position will be responsible for the managing the campsite reservation system, completing daily maintenance tasks, collecting fees and is the main customer service contact for visitors.

Job Duties

Duties primarily encompass broad administrative, operational, maintenance, and public relations activities. This position will also be tasked with conducting park rule compliance duties within the scope of their training, and providing operational support to the park manager for daily park operations, employees, visitors, facilities, and grounds within the State Park. This position provides essential services and tasks as they arise, such as building and grounds maintenance and cleaning, park rule compliance, fee collection and deposits, interpretation and education, and other various responsibilities including managing the campsite reservation system for the park.


  • Knowledge of parks, recreation and maintenance management, familiarity with natural and cultural resource management principles including historical and current issues.

  • Background in natural resources, recreation, and cultural sciences.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a concise and interpretable manner, with department employees, the public, special interest groups and appropriate land management agencies.

  • Proficiency in the safe handling and operation of site-specific specialized equipment, such as motorized and non-motorized watercraft, bicycles, snow machines, and landscape equipment.


  • Knowledge of proper management of state parks, fishing access sites and public facilities.

  • Knowledge of personnel management practices and techniques, accounting, fiscal and budget correlation, budget tracking and preparation, and resource management issues.

  • Knowledge of personnel management practices and techniques, accounting, fiscal and budget correlation, and budget tracking and preparation.


  • Knowledge and ability to use motorized equipment, hand tools and power tools for maintenance projects.

  • Knowledge of the laws, policies and regulations under which the agency operates.


  • Ability to negotiate, explain and keep parties with differing views talking productively.

  • Experience, with demonstrated skills and interest in public programming for all ages and in all formats.


  • To train and act under ex-officio commissioned duties to assist in the enforcement of FWP statutes, administrative rules and regulations.

  • To work effectively in all extreme environmental conditions.

  • To work in various locations, conditions and hours.

  • To act ethically, appropriately, and quickly to serve all visitors and park patrons.

Minimum Qualifications

The knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position are generally acquired through a Bachelor's Degree in Archeology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, Park Management, Recreation Management and at least on year of job-related experience. Other combinations of experience and education will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Supplemental Question:

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 regards 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.

  • What would you consider your strongest attributes and what areas do you need additional training?
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Park Ranger Generalist, Brush Lake State Park

State Of Montana