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Recreation Site Tech

Montana, Polson, 59860 Polson USA

The State of Montana is hiring seasonal Recreation Site Technicians for the Flathead Lake state parks.

The State Application is required for this position. This position is open until filled. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site.

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.

Flathead Lake State Park consists of six unique park units located around Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The park units on the east side are Wayfarers, Yellow Bay, and Finley Point, and the west side units are West Shore, Big Arm, and Wild Horse Island. In addition to boating, swimming, and fishing, each park unit offers unique experiences including camping, rental picnic shelters, group camping, hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Lake Mary Ronan is located 7 miles west of Flathead Lake. This is a secluded, quiet park and lake that boasts good fishing, camping, picnicking and swimming.

Logan State Park is located in the middle of the Thompson Chain of Lakes Recreation Area about 50 minutes west of Kalispell. Logan State Park is a more highly developed park on Middle Thompson Lake, a popular fishing lake. The park offers beautiful scenic views, boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Whitefish Lake State Park provides one of three public access points to beautiful Whitefish Lake. Nestled between the lake and the railroad tracks, this park offers camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, and swimming.

There are eleven positions available, distributed at the following park units: Big Arm Unit (2); Finley Point Unit (2): Wayfarers Unit (2); West Shore Unit (1); Lake Mary Ronan State Park (1); Logan State Park (2); and Whitefish Lake State Park (1). Positions begin mid-May and end mid-September.

Recreation Technician positions typically work 24 hours one week and 32 hours the next week, totaling 56 hours per pay period. There are typically two work shifts in each park unit: one is Sunday thru Tuesday and every other Saturday, and the second shift is Wednesday thru Friday and every other Saturday. Some positions may be five eight-hours days per week. Daily shifts are 8 hours per day, with a 30-minute lunch break.

There is a potential to live onsite in the applicants own RV or camper at Lake Mary Ronan State Park (1); Logan State Park (2); and Whitefish Lake State Park (1). If approved to live onsite, there must be an additional person that will volunteer for the park which will compensate for the free RV hook-ups, etc.

Physical labor is required for the Recreation Technician position. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and perform moderate physical activity for extended periods and strenuous activity for short periods. The majority of work is performed in an outside park environment, possibly in adverse weather conditions. The position may require some travel outside the park property primarily for training purposes. The incumbent will be required to work weekends and holidays.

This position requires an effective working knowledge of a wide variety of skills, including good customer service skills, problem-solving, accounting, computer operation using specialized reservation program software, janitorial maintenance, and first aid/CPR/AED. CPR/AED and First Aid by date of employment is highly preferred. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Must organize tasks efficiently, establish positive working relation hips with co-workers and management, work well with the public, and be able to communicate effectively. Must have the ability to understand and effectively explain Park, Parks Division, and Department policies and regulations to the public. Must be able to effectively deal with angry or verbally abusive individuals who are dissatisfied with FWP policies and actions. Ability to use tact, courtesy, poise, alertness, and good judgment in public contacts. Must possess working knowledge, including site location and available recreational opportunities for public recreational sites in the surrounding area.

Job Duties:

This position is responsible for providing good customer service, fee collection, campground reservation system operations, and cleaning of park facilities. Performs recreation fee collection and campground reservation system operations. Closes and balances cash drawer daily when the entrance station is not staffed by another staff member. Contact visitors to provide park and tourist infor-mation, and fee payment procedures, and encourage positive use of park facilities following guidelines defined in Montana State Parks "Seasonal Employee Handbook." Conduct periodic campground rounds. Staffs entrance station when assigned. Provide good customer service including answering questions and providing information on park rules and regulations to visitors. Provide emergency assistance and/or medical aid to the level of training. Monitor and assist with traffic control and parking on high-use days. Removes, transports, and properly disposes of trash and debris from campsites, build-ings, and park grounds. Inspect and clean toilet facilities multiple times per day. Works effectively as part of a team with other staff, volunteers, and park rangers. Opportunities to gain training in trail management, noxious weed management, interpretation, and other visitor services. Other duties as assigned.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Core Competencies


This competency describes a person's ability to work with others, collectively pursuing a common goal regardless of personal preferences. It is the ability to cooperate with all team members, valuing each one's insight and skills. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following:

-Works effectively with individuals and groups; pursues universal solutions.

-Collaborates with others to understand and meet the public's needs.

-Shares workload with other team members; goes the extra step to insure successful completion of work unit goals.

-Constructively resolves disagreements by negotiating mutual, acceptable solutions.

-Accepts and provides constructive feedback in working relationships.

Public Service

This competency delineates a person's willingness to serve the public, to acknowledge that the citizens of Montana are our customers in addition to protecting the State's resources. This encompasses a person's attitude towards the public and the way that they treat the public in their daily professional life. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following:

-Demonstrates commitment to serving the public interest.

-Recognizes the public's concerns as meaningful and valuable.

-Responds positively and constructively to issues voiced by the public.

-Makes decisions that benefit the public even if the decision is unpopular.

-Puts the publics needs ahead of personal interests.

People Skills

This competency illuminates a person's ability to get along with others in a productive and positive manner. It encompasses a person's ability to demonstrate awareness for others feelings and concerns, and their capability of building stable, helpful work relationships. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following:

-Maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, the public, and other agencies.

-Gains cooperation from others when appropriate.

-Demonstrates trustworthiness in professional relationships.

-Treats people with respect, courtesy, a

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