Park Technicians

State Of Montana Seeley Lake , MT 59868

Posted 3 weeks ago

THE OUTSIDE IS IN US ALL.

This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on April 2, 2020. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site.

Documents not requested, such as a resume or cover letter, will not be considered in the recruitment process. Only the state application will be reviewed.

Special Information:

We are hiring for 5 park technician positions in FWP's Region 2. Please see the detailed specifics on each location below. We will follow up with applicants to gauge location preference.

Incumbents must be able to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions including temperature extremes, snow and rain, dust and mosquito infested areas. Irregular hours are common with weekend, holiday, and evening work likely. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

The positions will begin the first week of May to early June, and will continue through the second weekend of September to best ensure that the park has a technician on-site from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Successful applicants will be subject to a background investigation.

Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.

Region 2 Park Technician: Based at the Region 2 Headquarters in Missoula, this position will travel to state parks in west central Montana, having the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful outdoor settings in the state.

They will also work as part of a region-wide team of parks and maintenance professionals who are dedicated to providing safe, quality experiences for visitors from Montana and around the world. Housing is not provided. This position will typically work 40 hours per week with a varying schedule of days off.

The distribution of duties are slightly different for this position than the others due to its region wide focus. The incumbent will be adequately trained to perform all duties, including any specialized tasks, through our state and regional orientations, trainings, and on-site job reviews. The duties of this position will vary dependent upon conditions, but will generally be required to assist in park grounds upkeep and maintenance, clean latrines, clean and basic maintenance of comfort station / shower facility, clean and maintain all individual campsites, assist in other routine park responsibilities as needed. Operation of lawn mower, weed eaters and other basic maintenance and groundskeeping equipment is necessary.

Placid Lake State Park Technician: This position will be based exclusively in Placid Lake State Park, the successful applicant must have a hard-sided camper to live in as living on-site in the campground is required.

The position will be given a campsite within the campground with full service hookups provided at no cost to the employee. Employee will typically work 40 hours per week completing various work tasks as identified in the "Job Duties" section. Days off for this position are Monday and Tuesday; this position will also be required to work weekends and holidays when the campground is busiest.

Occasionally, when workloads dictate, the incumbent may be required to more than 40-hour work week, and also less than 40 hour work week.

This position will be based near one of Montana's most wonderfully scenic mountain communities, Seeley Lake! With small town charm and a close knit community that is neatly nestled in a pristine mountain valley where outdoor recreational opportunities abound.

Salmon Lake State Park Technician: This position will be based exclusively in Salmon Lake State Park, the successful applicant must have a hard-sided camper to live in as living on-site in the campground is required.

The position will be given a campsite within the campground with full service hookups provided at no cost to the employee. Employee will typically work 40 hours per week completing various work tasks as identified in the "Job Duties" section. Days off for this position are Wednesday and Thursday; this position will also be required to work weekends and holidays when the campground is busiest.

Occasionally, when workloads dictate, the incumbent may be required to more than 40-hour work week, and also less than 40 hour work week.

This position will be based near one of Montana's most wonderfully scenic mountain communities, Seeley Lake! With small town charm and a close knit community that is neatly nestled in a pristine mountain valley where outdoor recreational opportunities abound.

Placid & Salmon Lake State Parks Technician: This position will be based in both Placid Lake State Park and Salmon Lake State Park.

The incumbent in this position will not be required to live on-site and therefore must provide their own living arrangements outside the park. This position is responsible for relieving the on-site Placid Lake Park Technician on Monday and Tuesday (their regular days off) and then to Salmon Lake State Park Technician on Wednesday and Thursday (that locations regular days off). This position will be required to work Monday through Thursday. Typically, 6-8 hours per day, for a total of a 24-32 work week.

The work load responsibilities tend to be lighter on these days as the campground is typically less busy, the normal work tasks are the same and can be found in the "Job Duties" section.

This position will be based near one of Montana's most wonderfully scenic mountain communities, Seeley Lake! With small town charm and a close knit community that is neatly nestled in a pristine mountain valley where outdoor recreational opportunities abound.

Travelers' Rest State Park Technician: This position will be based out of Travelers' Rest State Park in Lolo, MT, with occasional work conducted at Fort Owen State Park.

Both of these parks are historically significant and provide unique opportunities to interact with the park's resources and the public on a daily basis. The incumbent in this position will not be required to live on-site and therefore must provide their own living arrangements outside the park. The successful applicant will typically work 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays when the park is busiest, and complete various work tasks as identified in the "Job Duties" section.

The applicant will also assist with maintaining the Travelers' Rest Visitor Center, including cleaning and maintenance tasks. Occasionally, when workloads dictate, the incumbent may be required to work more than 40-hour work week, and also less than 40 hour work week.

Job Duties:

The incumbent will be adequately trained to perform all duties, including any specialized tasks, through our state and regional orientations, trainings, and on-site job reviews. The duties of this position will vary dependent upon conditions, but will generally be required to collect fees, operate ORMS (Online Reservation Management System), assist in park grounds upkeep and maintenance, clean latrines, clean and basic maintenance of comfort station / shower facility, clean and maintain all individual campsites, assist in other routine park responsibilities as needed.

This position requires an effective working knowledge of basic administrative skills including, but not limited to, word processing, business communications, electronic and manual filing, and spreadsheet and database program utilization, electronic cash register operation, first-aid / CPR / AED, and basic park maintenance functions. Must be proficient in the use of grammar, spelling and punctuation and sentence structure. Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to develop, use and maintain directories, personnel lists, and other park or tourism related guides and reference materials. Must have knowledge of bookkeeping and record keeping.

Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Must possess a working knowledge, including site location and available recreational opportunities for public recreational sites in the region's jurisdiction. These include wildlife management areas, fishing access sites, state parks, forested lands, and major waterways.

Must be able to establish positive working relationships with co-workers and the public. Must be able to effectively deal with angry individuals who are dissatisfied with Montana State Park policies and actions.

Ability to understand and effectively explain Park, Parks Division and Department policies and regulations to the general public. Ability to use tact, courtesy, poise, alertness and good judgment in public contacts.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of college or vocational training experience in a park and recreation management, interpretive visitor center, park maintenance or closely related setting; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.



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Park Technicians

State Of Montana