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Seasonal Worker - Interlake RA

Date Posted:  Jun 20, 2022
Requisition ID:  327362

Lynville, IN, US, 47619


Work for Indiana

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.


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 the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:


The Indiana Department of Natural Resources protects, enhances, and preserves natural, cultural, and recreational resources for Indiana residents.  This extends to reclaiming former mining areas, evaluating the impact of land development on waterways and wildlife, and sustaining gaming areas.  DNR is also a leader in environmental education.


About Interlake State Recreation Area:


The Interlake State Recreation Area is a former coal mine that focusses on off-road vehicle recreation. Interlake encompasses 3,550 acres with nearly 100 miles of trails and 17 lakes, many of which can be accessed for fishing. The three areas of mining and reclamation create a variety of trail experiences for ORV enthusiasts, horse riders, hikers and mountain bikers. From steep spoil banks to rolling grasslands, man-made lakes and strip pits, Interlake offers a diverse array of topography and scenic views.


Role Overview:


The Seasonal Worker provides friendly customer service.  You will assist park guests with information and regulations, provide upkeep of designated areas, and support park staff with general operational needs.



A Day in the Life:


Seasonal workers fulfill many functions at state parks and recreation areas.  You may provide support in one of these areas:

  • Gate Attendants provide quality customer service at property, facility and/or campground gates.
  • Laborers work to maintain, clean and repair property buildings, grounds and facilities.
  • Housekeepers work to maintain and clean property buildings, grounds and facilities.
  • Concession Attendants provide quality customer service at concession stands, beach houses or other locations as needed.
  • Concession Supervisors provide supervision, motivation and direction to concession team members to achieve sales revenue.
  • 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.
  • Toboggan Attendants provide quality customer service at the toboggan run.
  • Security Officers monitor the activities of visitors and report problems to property management or other authorities.
  • Shooting Range Officers monitor the activities of visitors using the shooting range while providing quality customer service and education about gun safety.
  • Offender Supervisors monitor the activities and transportation of offenders who assist at state properties.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Candidates shall have a high school diploma or GED or one (1) year of work experience. 
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individual may be required to wear a DNR provided uniform.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.
  • May be required to travel to additional properties.
  • 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.). 
  • May be required to work around potentially dangerous heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, disks, mowers, planters, etc.). 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.



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


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.


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