Park Ranger (Lake Elmo Park) – FWPJob Type(s): Programs / Services
Deadline: May 27, 2020 12:00 am
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1. As a park ranger generalist, you will be leading the park’s education programming. What experience do you have educating students in a park setting?
2. The Park Ranger will be responsible for community outreach and developing interpretive programs. What experience do you have in regard to these tasks? Also, what creative ideas do you have to make Lake Elmo State Park a desirable destination for visitors?
• Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to work in environmental extremes for long periods of time.
• Ability to assist public independently, in extremely harsh terrain, and at night.
• Willingness to travel long distances frequently.
• Willingness to work odd hours, weekends and holidays.
The park is located near Billings, MT. This position is a .50 permanent position and is located at Lake Elmo State Park. The park is considered a destination state park in the Montana State Park system. Lake Elmo State Park is 123 acres in size, the lake takes approximately half of this. The park has a designated trail, playground, two pavilions, one that is for rent. The park receives over 170,000 visitors a year. The park offers great recreational opportunities including hiking, swimming, non-motorized boating, bird watching and fishing.
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 are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply.
• 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.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through a bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, or closely related field, and at least 1 year of job-related experience. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.