Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant
- Torrington, CT
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division is currently seeking to fill multiple Seasonal Resource Assistant positions at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, CT.
Burr Pond State Park has an interesting historical past as the site of the world's first condensed milk factory. Gail Borden, discoverer of the process of milk preservation by evaporation and condensation, built the factory here in 1857. The new milk product proved to be of great value, particularly to the Union Army during the Civil War. Fire destroyed the mill in 1877. Burr Pond State Park offers swimming, picnicking, hiking and a number of other outdoor activities.
This Unit of the CT State Park and Forest System also provides staff support to Dennis Hill and Haystack Mountain State Parks and a number of other state properties in that area of the state. Each season we hire seasonal employees in a number of different positions to welcome and support the many visitors who come to the park.
Positions Include: (see details under Examples of Duties)
- Seasonal Park Ranger: Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Minimum Age: 18
- Ticket Booth Attendant: Provides general ticket booth services. Minimum Age: 16
- Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. Minimum Age: 18
- Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities. Minimum Age: 18
For Lifeguard positions at Burr Pond, see separate job posting.
Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-October.
Pay rates are $12.00 -14.00/hr. depending on relevant skills and experience. No benefits.
Length of positions: anticipated start dates vary by position and run through the recreation season; anticipated duration is a maximum of 1030 hours. Most positions are typically first shift, but other positions will be second or third shift. Typically positions are 5 days per week, and include mandatory weekend shifts.
Note: Do not submit a cover letter. Applicants must only include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Any inquiries regarding this park's positions must be made directly to: Stephany Dumond Stephany.email@example.com (860)482-1817
For technical support regarding the filing of your application in JobAps, please contact Erica McGuinness at firstname.lastname@example.org
CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.
These positions are non-competitive. Open to the public.
Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position.
Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Seasonal Park Ranger: Acts as primary visitor contact, interacting with the public to assist them in the safe and orderly enjoyment of the Park. Assists with operational, maintenance and protective duties as needed; may answer telephones and perform radio dispatch duties. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: Familiarity with operation of outdoor recreation facilities preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-May - Columbus Day.
Ticket Booth Attendant: Provides general ticket booth services. Rings up and accepts parking fees; sells season passes; greets Park visitors; provides directions; checks in buses; and answers questions about the Park, State Park rules and regulations, and the local area. Minimum Age: 16 Special Requirements: Previous retail/customer service experience preferred. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-September.
Crew Leader: Supervises and works with an assigned crew of Seasonal Maintainers in activities involving the operation and maintenance of DEEP programs and facilities. May assist in job planning and in preparation of materials lists; may operate machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles, and power tools; may perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Minimum Age: 18 Special Requirements: Minimum one season satisfactory DEEP or related work experience; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-October.
Seasonal Maintainer: Performs work related to the maintenance and operation of DEEP managed lands and facilities including, but not limited to, litter pickup, cleaning, mowing, raking, and painting. May use hand tools; may direct traffic in parking lots; may drive vehicles rated at 3/4 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight or less. Positions are also available for those with additional levels of training and experience. These positions involve the use of machinery and power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, tractors, medium duty vehicles and the use of skills in carpentry, plumbing, mechanical repairs, grounds maintenance. Minimum Age: 18. Special Requirements: Previous experience in janitorial work, landscaping or a skilled trade preferred; must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Approximate Dates of Employment: mid-April - mid-October.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to follow instructions.
Preferred applicants will be able to work full-time for the entire recreation season and have related experience or training.
1. Incumbents in this class who are assigned as supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:
a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.
b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.
c. College training in a specific field.
d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.
3. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.
2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.
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.
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