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Department of Natural Resources
LTE Seasonal Parks and Recreation Staff  - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00120

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  Job Working Title:
    LTE - Assistant Naturalist Guide

    LTE - Facilities Repair Worker

    LTE - Facilities Repair Worker - Adv

LABORER 21-00120
    LTE - Laborer

    LTE - Natural Resources Educator

    LTE - Parks and Recreation Specialist

    LTE - Visitor Services Associate

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Minimum starting rate of pay is $10.50 per hour, depending upon the position, location and candidate experience and qualifications. Additionally, evening hours (after 6:00pm) earn a differential of 0.45 per hour; weekend hours (Saturday and Sunday) earn a differential of 0.60 per hour; and any hours worked on a legal holiday will be paid at time and one half.
Anthony Palladino, LTE Recruitment Coordinator, 608-264-6128,
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The Department of Natural Resources is hiring seasonal LTE positions throughout our state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas! Use the following link to find a state park, forest, recreation area or trail by name, by map or by your favorite activity! Find A Park!

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:   

The Bureau of Parks and Recreation is hiring for their 2021 seasonal staff. With multiple locations statewide and a variety of positions available, this is a great opportunity for those looking for summer work or to start their career in natural resources! These positions often start in the spring/early summer and work through late summer/fall; with some flexibility depending upon candidate's availability and the needs of the state property. Possible positions available and a short position description can be found below. ***NOTE: Not all state properties may be hiring for all of the positions listed below depending upon staffing levels and each property's needs.

Visitor Services Associates are responsible for greeting park visitors, selling vehicle admission stickers, registering campers, fielding questions about the property and recreation opportunities, along with a variety of other administrative and financial duties.

Laborers are responsible for providing maintenance support throughout the property. This involves working outdoors and includes the inspection, cleaning and grounds-keeping of buildings, facilities, campgrounds, day use, and picnic areas throughout the property. Laborers often operate machinery and a variety of tools.

Facilities Repair Workers perform a combination of general maintenance and repair work to various building types and equipment; including but not limited to park buildings, electrical, plumbing, power tools and vehicles.

Parks and Recreation Specialists are often responsible for a combination of outdoor maintenance/grounds keeping work in addition to providing customer service for property visitors/campers at the entrance station. Parks and Recreation Specialists often operate machinery such as UTV's, ATV's, chainsaws, snowmobiles, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other motorized vehicles.

Assistant Naturalist Guides conduct interpretive and education programs to interpret property natural and cultural resources, teach outdoor skills, and encourage resource stewardship. This includes developing programs, displays, exhibits and other presentation methods for visitors, school groups and other community/volunteer associations.

Natural Resources Educators provide on-site educational programs and activities to organized school, social, and other groups as well as the general public visiting the property. This includes developing and distributing publications, signage and other materials.

Special Notes:   

These are limited term (LTE) positions. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to hire as or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, but these positions do 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. Non-residents may apply, but must meet residency requirements upon hire.

Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


Required Qualifications for all positions:
- Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and punctual
- Ability to work a modified schedule; nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public

Preferred Qualifications (dependent upon position):
- A well-qualified applicant for the Visitor Services Associate positions should have customer service, cash handling, and computer experience.
- A well-qualified applicant for the Laborer and/or Facilities Repair Worker positions should have knowledge, skills and experience of general maintenance operations, and building/facility or repair maintenance experience.
- A well-qualified applicant for the Parks and Recreation Specialist positions should have customer service and cash handling experience, along with knowledge, skills and experience of general maintenance operations.
- A well-qualified applicant for the Assistant Naturalist Guide and Natural Resources Educator positions should have a vast knowledge of Wisconsinís Natural Resources including the stateís recreation opportunities, environment and wildlife.

How To Apply:   

Please review this form for a listing of job descriptions, state parks' openings, and the hiring supervisors' contact email.

Look up the locations that you are interested in, and email your resume and cover letter to the supervisor at that location. Please be sure to mention what positions you are applying for in your cover letter and email. If you are interested in multiple locations, be sure to send your resume/cover letter to each listed supervisor.

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