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State of Montana Recreation Ranger in Three Forks, Montana

/THEOUTSIDEIS IN US ALL./ Please remember to attach the required documents Supplemental Questions, Cover Letter and Resumelisted in this announcement. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. The State Application is not a substitute for a Resume. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on April 9, 2023. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site. Supplemental Questions: 1. The ranger position is required to provide interpretive presentations at Missouri Headwaters and Madison Buffalo Jump state parks. Please describe an interpretive program (walk, talk or other) that you created and implemented that relates to topics that may be presented at these parks. Detail your role and how you adapted the program to fit your target audience. How was the program received (how could you tell it was successful or not)? 2. Some of the duties the ranger is required to fulfill are park rule and fee compliance. Please describe the experience you have working with the general public where you were able to gain compliance using a minimal amount of authority. What are some of the techniques you might use? The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection committee in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will move forward in the selection process. Your responses will be viewed apart from your application materials; therefore, it is important to be specific regarding names of employers, dates, job duties, etc. if requested. It is important that your answers are concise, thorough, and relevant. The committee cannot make assumptions based solely on your other application materials when reviewing this supplement. Special Information: Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary EmployeeBeneficiaryAssociation). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. The employee will work under the supervision of the Missouri Headwaters and Madison Buffalo Jump Recreation Manager. The Recreation Ranger Generalist assists in all daily operations of Missouri Headwaters, Madison Buffalo Jump State Parks, several Fishing Access Sites, and Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area. This work will primarily encompass broad operational, educational, administrative, maintenance, and public relations activities. This position will also be tasked with conducting park rule compliance duties within the scope of their training and providing operational support to the Recreation Manager for daily park operations, employees, visitor services, facilities, groundskeeping, and light maintenance within the state parks, FAS' s and WMA. This position plans and coordinates the Summer Speaker Series, along with other yearly events held at the parks. The position also develops and conducts educational field trips at the park as well as provides distance programs through off site lessons to expand offerings to teachers and their students. This position provides essential services and tasks as they arise such as park rule compliance, fee collection and remittance, interpretation and education, some groundskeeping, light maintenance, cleaning, and other responsibilities. The successful Recreation Ranger will work under the immediate supervision of the Recreation Manager and will provide direction for other park staff and volunteers. In the absence of the Recreation Manager the incumbent may be assigned acting Manager responsibilities. Job Duties: The Recreation Ranger position (a.k.a “Ranger”) is a lead staffer within a geographic unit of State Parks, Fishing Access Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, and river corridors who assists the unit’s Recreation Manager with non-maintenance operations at the sites for the purpose of providing administrative, operational, recreation, visitor use, natural, cultural, and historical resource management. This position provides essential services and addresses tasks as they arise, such as visitor contacts, rule compliance, fee collection and remittance, interpretation and education, and other duties as assigned. The Ranger is supervised by the Recreation Manager and provides direction for other staff and volunteers. In the absence of the Recreation Manager, the incumbent may be assigned acting Recreation Manager responsibilities. A Ranger may be assigned to multiple geographic units or be called upon to assist with, collaborate on, or share operational functions of another of another geographic unit as circumstances require. Physical and Environmental Demands: * Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. * Ability to work in environmental extremes for long periods of time. * Ability to assist public independently, in extremely harsh terrain, and at night. * Occasional travel. * Working odd hours, weekends and holidays is required. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Core Competencies Teamwork This competency describes a person's ability to work with others, collectively pursuing a common goal regardless of personal preferences. It is the ability to cooperate with all team members, valuing each one's insight and skills. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: * Works effectively with individuals and groups; pursues universal solutions. * Collaborates with others to understand and meet the public's needs. * Shares workload with other team members; goes the extra step to insure successful completion of work unit goals. * Constructively resolves disagreements by negotiating mutual, acceptable solutions. * Accepts and provides constructive feedback in working relationships. Public Service This competency delineates a person's willingness to serve the public, to acknowledge that the citizens of Montana are our customers in addition to protecting the State's resources. This encompasses a person's attitude towards the public and the way that they treat the public in their daily professional life. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: * Demonstrates commitment to serving the public interest. * Recognizes the public's concerns as meaningful and valuable. * Responds positively and constructively to issues voiced by the public. * Makes decisions that benefit the public even if the decision is unpopular. * Puts the public’s needs ahead of personal interests. People Skills This competency illuminates a person's ability to get along with others in a productive and positive manner. It encompasses a person's ability to demonstrate awareness for others feelings and concerns, and their capability of building stable, helpful work relationships. Demonstration of this competency is seen in the following: * Maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, the public, and other agencies. * Gains cooperation from others when appropriate. * Demonstrates trustworthiness in professional relationships. * Treats people with respect, courtesy, and fairness. * Maintains focus, emotional control, and maturity in work-related situations. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Knowledge of recreation management, familiarity with natural and cultural resource management principles, including historical and current issues. * Background in natural resources, recreation, and cultural resources. * Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a concise and interpretable manner, with department employees, the public, special interest groups and appropriate land management agencies. * Proficiency in the safe handling and operation of site-specific modes of transportation, such as motorized and non-motorized watercraft, bicycles, and snow machines. * Knowledge of the laws, policies, and regulations under which the agency operates. * Ability to negotiate, explain, and diffuse conflict among parties with differing views and visitors frustrated with department/site rules and policy. * Ability to work effectively in extreme environmental conditions. * Willingness to work in various locations, conditions, and variable days/hours. * Must behave ethically and appropriately when serving visitors. Education/Experience: • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Recreation management or related fields such as Archeology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, or Park Management. • Ideal candidate would have 1 to 2 years of job-related work experience or a combination of school and job-related work experience. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide such knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis. Title: Recreation Ranger Location: Three Forks Requisition ID: 23140858