Park Maintenance (LTE) – Seasonal – April through October

Application Deadline: 2023-03-21
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Park Maintenance (LTE) positions are introductory positions that run between April and October and handle the most basic routine upkeep of our county parks properties. With 18 parks encompassing 3,100+ acres in Brown County, these positions provide some of the most admired and measurable work of our department as they handle the smaller tasks that amount to the many reasons people visit our parks and are drawn to them. This is a great starting position for those looking for an outdoor, summer job with opportunities for future advancements.

Locations of Park Maintenance (LTE) positions include the following:

Bay Shore County Park (also covers Wequiock Falls)
Brown County Fairgrounds (also covers Fonfereks Glen, Lily Lake, Neshota, St. Francis, & Way-Morr)
Pamperin Park (also covers the Brown County Dog Park)
Reforestation Camp
The Department is looking to hire multiple individuals for the above County Parks to work 40 hours per week as a Seasonal, April through October, and Summer late May through August. Rotating weekends and evenings will be required as well as holidays. Differential Pay will apply for any shifts worked between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM, and an added $.50 per for weekend work between 12:01 AM Saturday and 11:59 PM Sunday (though very few shifts will occur outside of sunrise to sunset.) On-the-job training is provided, and we will supply two uniform shirts, a windbreaker, and a hat as uniforms must be worn. Lunch is one-half hour and is unpaid, those working a four-hour shift receive one paid break, while those working an eight-hour shift receive two paid breaks. Each shift, staff reviews the day’s tasks with either the Assistant Ranger, Ranger, or Field Manager and dispatches by foot, via a UTV, or County pick-up truck to begin the day’s work.

Why work for Brown County Parks? These positions are set up to provide candidates with experience needed for future employment in a variety of fields as the work done as a County public servant is diverse and shows future employers that you were able to multi-task, interact with the public, and responsibly manage and go about assigned tasks and projects. It shows a level of respect that Brown County Parks prides itself on being a part of as you develop a highly employable skill set that is transferrable to a variety of fields. We also strive to teach life skills and provide experiences that go beyond the work at hand that will personally benefit you. These positions are ideal for college and technical students looking to get into the field of Parks, Recreation, Forestry, Land Conservation, National Park Service, Environmental Education, Naturalists, Wardens, Government, Municipal work, Engineering, etc. and are also a great fit for those to broaden life skills, outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, teachers, or those simply looking for an enjoyable outdoor summer job where they can make a difference.

Essential Duties
Performs semi-skilled routine maintenance including, but not limited to park shelters, campgrounds, boat landings, recreational trails, parks amenities, etc.

Performs Park’s maintenance such as use of basic hand tools, utility carts, trucks with trailers, cleaning, trail repairs, equipment operation, painting/staining, etc.

Performs general parks aesthetics including, but not limited to use of a zero-turn lawn (training provided as needed), trimming trees, pulling weeds, removing brush, maintaining shrubbery and flower beds throughout the parks, picking up litter (we are a carry-in/carry-out parks system meaning that there are no garbage cans placed throughout the parks that need to be pulled), raking, spreading woodchips, cleaning fire pits, etc.

Greets shelter renters, reviews shelter rules, and assists renters as needed to assure the success of their rental.

Collects and deposits revenues as necessary from iron rangers (site-specific as these are found at certain park trailheads for fee-based uses.)

Assists in construction projects such as the installation and or repairs of park signage, fencing, gates, etc. as directed.

Identifies and assists with equipment maintenance.

Conducts Park inspections, identifies and reports potential hazards/deficiencies, graffiti, etc.

Instructs and/or assists volunteers or other assigned personnel in proper work techniques and methods as needed.

Loads, unloads, and hauls materials needed to complete assigned tasks.

Enforces Park rules with confidence and is approachable and friendly to all park users.

Completes special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:

Qualified applicants must be 18 years or older and have either their High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience in grounds, golf course, landscaping, yard maintenance, general construction, etc. is helpful, but we will train as needed.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.

CPR and Basic First Aid are desirable, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
General knowledge of grounds and building maintenance.

Ability to go about all duties of this position safely and properly.

Ability to meet scheduling and attendance requirements.

Ability to follow directions and grasp new skills.

Ability to interact and respond to citizen inquires or guide them to the right service.

Ability to always keep a positive attitude and professional demeanor, and to address residents’ and customers’ concerns in a helpful, courteous manner.

Ability to work both cooperatively with Park personnel and the public, as well as independently with little-to-no supervision throughout the County Park system.

Ability to respectfully represent Parks Department.

Ability to manage time to efficiently complete the day’s tasks/duties.

Knowledge of and ability to use a computer and the required software.

Ability to keep an accurate daily log of activities.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor.

Ability to use hand and power tools.

Ability to run/operate County vehicles, tractors, trailers, and power equipment.

Ability to follow detailed instructions which may be oral and/or written.

Ability to read and interpret a variety of maps.

Ability to answer inquiries and complaints effectively with tact and courtesy.

Ability to enforce code violations and write enforcement inspection reports.

Ability to use discretion during the enforcement of parks violations, while upholding the professional customer services standards of the department.

Have excellent organizational skills.

Ability to work in varied weather conditions.

Deadline Note: