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Please remember to attach the required documents: Coverletter and Resume 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 November 23, 2021. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site.
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/or minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.
The Park Ranger position for Flathead Lake State Park, one of Montana’s premiere state parks, is based out of the Flathead Lake Ranger Station located within the Wayfarers Unit, just outside of Bigfork, Montana. Flathead Lake State Park consists of six different and unique park units: Big Arm, Finley Point, Wayfarers, West Shore, Wild Horse Island, and Yellow Bay. The park has over 2,600 acres, 134 campsites, yurt rentals, picnic shelter rentals, 5 boat launches, a boat marina, over 9 miles of hiking trails, 4 entrance stations, and a ranger station. Flathead Lake itself is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. The Park Ranger position will focus on the units on the west side of Flathead Lake, including the newly acquired Somers Beach State Park.
Duties for this position are performed in office and field settings in all seasons. Duties require considerable public contact, sometimes under stressful conditions.
Incumbent will be required to work outdoors in inclement weather, performing various physical, hands-on work independently and as part of a crew. Will be required to make frequent park inspections using motor vehicles, on foot, on uneven terrain, in inclement weather and at night. Incumbent is expected to respond to or advise on emergencies on evenings, holidays and weekends.
Work shifts will vary according to operational demands, special events, and visitation patterns. Weekend, evening, and holiday work is required. Must be willing travel occasionally, including overnight. This position is 0.75 modified FTE, meaning it is full time from March thru November and only guaranteed through June 2023. Due to the time of hiring, this position will be full time from the hire date through November 2022.
The Park Ranger’s job purpose is to assist in the daily operations of Flathead Lake State Park. This work will primarily encompass broad administrative, operational, maintenance, public safety, visitor services, and interpretative activities. This position must be able to successfully multitask in all areas of performance as needs arise. The Park Ranger will work under the immediate supervision of the Park Manager.
The Park Ranger may supervise some seasonal staff and/or volunteers. This position will also provide guidance and direction to other park staff that is not directly supervised by this position.
This position will assume a predominant role in visitor services and public outreach associated with addressing and resolving visitor conflicts and complaints; providing quality customer service in-person, over the phone, and via park emails; and assisting with the campsite and day use facility reservation programs. The Park Ranger will be tasked with conducting park rule compliance duties within the scope of their training, to include explaining and interpreting rules, policies, and laws to public.
This position is tasked with administrative functions associated with, but not limited to, fee collection and remittance; ordering maintenance supplies; and managing reservations systems.
This position will take an active role in park maintenance and public safety by: providing resource stewardship in a proactive manner including grounds maintenance and equipment operations; implementation of park unit specific emergency action plans; conducting staff safety training; maintaining park MSDS materials, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, AEDs; and conducting general park grounds and facility maintenance to include restroom and vault latrine cleaning, campsite cleaning, mowing, trimming, and minor repairs of facilities and equipment.
The position will also need to successfully and safely operate the park’s motorboat.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in park and or recreation management, archeology, geology or related fields and minimum of 1 year job-related experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Acquire and maintain CPR, first aid.
Complete training in the delivery of interpretive services either through the National Association of Interpretation Certified Interperetive Guide program or Epply Instiutute Fundamentals of Interpretation or alternate equivalent approved training program within 24 months of hire.
Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repetitively during execution of normal park duties.
Must be able to maintain certifications in Basic First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
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: Not Applicable
Job: Building/Grounds Maintenance
Salary: $ 20.30 – 20.30 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: Kalispell
Agency: Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Union: 000 – None
Bargaining Unit: 000 – None
Posting Date: Oct 26, 2021, 4:13:59 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Nov 24, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact Name: Stacy Purdom | Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Contact Phone: 406-444-5670