Wisconsin State Government LTE Visitor Services Associate - Chippewa Moraine Recreation Area in Chippewa, Wisconsin

TheDepartment of Natural Resourcesis hiring a Visitor Services Associate stationed at our Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Center in New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Situated along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area offers unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The Chippewa Moraine is one of nine units of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Hiking, snowshoeing, outpost camping, fishing and bird watching are popular activities. The David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center houses first-class glacial, cultural and natural history displays.

The DNR offers a fun, casual work environment and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fund raisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Position Summary:

This Visitor Services Associate position is stationed at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve and Obey Interpretive Center located near New Auburn, WI. Visitor Services staff provide the person to person contact that makes a visit to the Chippewa Moraine an enjoyable and memorable experience.

This position would be responsible for the following tasks. Greet visitors; Provide information and answer visitor questions concerning the Ice Age Reserve; Explain the area's recreational opportunities, distribute maps and brochures, provide directions/routes of travel throughout the property, inform visitors of current trail conditions. Provide interpretive and educational guidance through materials provided at the Center. Assist in cleaning/maintenance of the Visitor Center and the property. Assist in the care and handling of live animals, bird feeders, flower gardens, the surrounding grounds and hiking trails. Collect fees, sell merchandise, and account for fees taken in; Use computerized reservation and reporting system, maintain a state email account.

Special Notes:

This is a limited term (LTE) position. _ Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.  LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin._

** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent public relations skills; be able to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.

  • Must be able to work independently, have good organizational skills, be self-motivated and punctual.

  • Must be proficient in use of computer and handling cash sales.

  • Must be able to work on a variety of tasks with little supervision once training is complete.

How To Apply:

SubmitForm 9100-162 LTE Application , resume, cover letter and references to the contact below via email or mail:

Dave Hladilek Dave.Hladilek@Wisconsin.gov 18127 County O Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 RE: Job Code 11497

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

County(ies): Chippewa

Type of Employment: Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)

Salary: Starting rate of pay is $10.25 per hour. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 02-10.

Contact: Summer Wilson, HR Assistant, 608-261-6408, summer.wilson@wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 8/21/2017

Assessment Information: See "How to Apply" below.

Classification Title: / JAC: VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE 17-02056

Job Working Title: LTE Visitor Services Associate