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Seasonal Aquatics - Pokagon SP

Date Posted:  Jun 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  311203
Location: 

Angola, IN, US, 46703

 

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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

About Pokagon State Park:
Pokagon State Park is located near Angola, just off I-69. The park was originally called Lake James State Park when proposed to be the fifth Indiana State Park in 1925. The name was changed to Pokagon State Park to acknowledge the rich Native American heritage of the state and region. Leopold and Simon Pokagon were father and son and the last two most notable leaders of the Potawatomi. The park’s Potawatomi Inn takes its name from these Native Americans, who made their home in the area. The inn, with its up-north fishing-lodge theme, is one of the Midwest’s most popular resorts and conference centers.


Being one of the state’s original parks, Pokagon features the unique work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, whose members lived and worked at Pokagon from 1934 to 1942. The “boys of the CCC” built the beautiful stone and log structures that dot the park landscape and provide accent to the rolling wooded hills, wetlands and open meadows.


Natural lakes created by glaciers that melted 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, highlight Steuben County, which has more lakes than any other Indiana county. The park is framed by Lake James and Snow Lake, which offer abundant opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing and scenic sunsets.


Pokagon is also Indiana State Parks’ winter wonderland, with cross-country ski rental, sledding, ice fishing and a twin-track toboggan run... “What a thrill”… That's what you'll say once you've experienced the quarter-mile, refrigerated toboggan run at speeds of 35-40 mph. The toboggan run operates weekends from the Friday after Thanksgiving through February, with extended hours during the Christmas holidays.

 

Salary:

This position starts at a minimum rate of $10.25 per hour and may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

Seasonal Aquatics Worker provide friendly customer service while ensuring the safety of guests participating in water activities.  These workers assist park guests with park information and regulations.  This role may focus on customer service and operational aspects depending on assignment and requirements described below. 

 

All property staff are responsible for contributing towards the safety operations and security of the property and guests.  To assist with the maintenance of a clean environment, basic cleaning duties may include sweeping, mopping, restocking and trash/litter pick-up. 

A Day in the Life:

Seasonal Aquatic Workers perform duties according to the following roles:

 

Lifeguards and Beach Attendants monitor the activities of visitors at property pools or beaches.  This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of pools or beach equipment.

 

Marina Attendants monitor the activities of visitors, operate and fuel watercraft for use at the marina.  Attendants sell gasoline, oil, passes and permits to marina visitors.  This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of watercraft.

 

Shuttle Boat Operators ferry passengers to and from personal boats moored on buoys on a small 16’ boat with an outboard motor.  Operators ensure safe, cautious and efficient rides for the safety of passengers and the care of boats. This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of boats or equipment.

 

Pool Directors are responsible for supervising lifeguarding staff through scheduling, training, and correction when appropriate. This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of pools or beach equipment.

What You'll Need for Success:

Completion of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, American Red Cross Community CPR, First Aid and AED certifications are required.

  • Physical training, including swimming and running, is a requirement of this position
  • Individual will be required to wear a DNR provided uniform (swimsuit and t-shirt).
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

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Nearest Major Market: Angola