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Seasonal Worker-Charlestown State Park & Falls of Ohio State Park

Date Posted:  Dec 3, 2021
Requisition ID:  166241
Location: 

Charlestown, IN, US, 47111

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Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

About Charlestown State Park and Falls of the Ohio State Park:

Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. The park is easily accessible, located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle.

 

Located on the banks of the Ohio River at 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana, is Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 390-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds featuring new interactive, immersive exhibits.

While fossil collecting is prohibited on the fossil beds and river bank, the park staff encourages visitors to explore and discover the many different types of fossils that can be found on the ancient sea bottom.

 

Salary Information:

This position starts at a minimum rate of $10.00 per hour; however, pay may be commensurate with experience and the starting rate may vary for the position for which you apply.

About the Job:

As the Seasonal Property Worker, you will provide friendly customer service while ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of areas used by the general public.  Property 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 contibuting towards the safety operations and security of property and guests.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Gate Attendants provide quality customer service at property, facility and/or campground gates.  Attendants are responsible for the collection of revenue from fees and permits, and cash/credit card handling duties.
  • Laborers work to maintain, clean and repair property buildings, grounds and facilities.  Laborers perform various  landscaping, mowing, and trimming of grounds; which may include firewood cutting, splitting and processing.  The design and maintenance of structures, signs and recreational trails are dependent on the features of the property.  Duties may include limited carpentry and plumbing.
  • Housekeepers work to maintain and clean property buildings, grounds and facilities.  Duties include regular deep cleaning and sanitization of facilities (including toilets, urinals and showers).
  • Trail Crewmembers repair wood structures, add water bars to trails, install information panels and perform other general maintenance duties.
  • Office Assistants answer inquiries about the property, and assist property management with operations and administrative functions.  Office Assistants may assist in the preparation of financial reports.
  • Security Officers monitor the activities of visitors and report problems to property management or other authorities.  Security Officers patrol the property and enforce regulations in a courteous, but firm manner.  This role provides security to facilities, construction sites and logging operations as needed, including late night visits to area prone to vandalism, disturbances and illegal activities.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For:

  • Candidates shall have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.). 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • May perform duties in a variety of different environments, including an office environment, field environment, rugged terrain, and various adverse weather conditions (extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, sleet, etc.). 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to 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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