Temporary Park Worker IV at State of Nebraska

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Grand Island, Nebraska

Job Description:


You're happiest outdoors, so why not work where you play? Join the Parks division and be a part of what makes your Nebraska state parks unforgettable.

What we can offer you:
• Hands-on training
• Fun and flexible environment
• Education in nature and historic appreciation
• Outdoor recreation that promotes healthy lifestyles
• Service that contributes to tourism and local economies
• Opportunity for professional growth
• Respect as a valued team member

Positions available at the Temporary Park Work IV level may include:
• Head Lifeguard - certification training provided (Chadron State Park, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Fort Robinson State Park, Louisville SRA, Niobrara State Park, Platte River State Park, Ponca)
• Lead Naturalist
• Museum Aide (at Historical Park locations)
• Shooting Range Instructor
• And more!

Find out more at www.outdoornebraska.gov/workinapark

Examples of Work

  • Duties my vary from head lifeguard; supervisor of the swimming pool area

  • Maintenance and clean up of pool and bathhouse

  • Shooting range instructor

  • Museum aide duties to assist with artifact collections and educate public about artifacts

  • Lead educational programs and events, outdoor skills programs

  • Coordinate volunteer to help with stations at large events and set up and take down equipment.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: At least six months experience working in a recreational area, scenic attraction, hospitality, historical, retail or customer service setting, agricultural setting, or related coursework/training.

OTHER: Some positions require Food Handler's Permit; Lifeguard Certificate or Water Safety Instructors Certificate; Range Safety Officer certification and a valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: history, animal husbandry, anthropology, wildlife, or recreation; the history, culture, and recreational use of the tourist attraction; safe work procedures related to assigned work; water safety protocols and principles; administration of first aid and CPR; record keeping methods; safe operation of firearms; practices and policies of firearms training and public shooting range operations.

Skill in: teaching and educating persons of all levels; communicating clearly with persons from a variety of backgrounds.

Ability to: meet and deal effectively with the public; understand and follow instructions; plan, assign and coordinate the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and administrative personnel; recognize safety hazards and take steps to correct the situation; apply agency policies pertinent to assigned work and direction of assigned crews; train assigned employees.

Plan, explain, and direct work assignments of a small group of employees engaged in the same work; resolve crew problems; learn and apply State laws and regulations pertaining to park operations; multi-task and prioritize responsibilities; bend, stoop, climb, reach frequently; work outdoors; remain standing and/or walking for long periods of time.
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