LTE County Park Ranger Cadet

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department

The Dane County Land and Water Resources Department (LWRD) is currently recruiting for limited term employment (LTE) positions. This recruitment will be used to fill multiple LTE County Park Ranger Cadet positions. LTEs are limited to 1,200 hours in a payroll year and are not guaranteed any hours per week.

Initial review of applications and/or job offers will begin in March. For more information on park positions please contact Joleen Stinson, Dane County Parks Division 608-422-0657.

$18.40 Hourly
Madison, WI
Job Type
Limited Term Employee
Land and Water Resources
Job Number

As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality service is a shared goal. All employees must be able to demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Parks Director and general supervision from full-time Park Rangers, incumbents in this classification are responsible for visitor services and grounds and facility maintenance in Dane County Parks. Incumbents will also assist with the supervision of LTE County Park Attendants.

Responsible for visitor services such as user registrations for camping, boat launches, trails and other required permits. Maintains the work unit grounds and facilities to include mowing, refuse collection, and cleaning restroom and shower buildings. Supervises LTE County Park Attendants in the absence of a full-time Park Ranger. Provides information and assistance to the public. Works under the guidance of a full-time Park Ranger to identify visitor complaints and user conflicts and maintains accurate records for documenting complaints and conflicts. Issues warning tickets for park ordinance violations. Assists with office work including answering phones, making camping and shelter reservations and permit sales. Works varying schedules including nights, weekends and holidays from April – October.

Education, Experience & Special Requirements
Education, Training and Experience:
Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Special Requirements:
A valid driver’s license and a good driving record required. Final candidate(s) will be subject to passing a thorough driving record background check. Completion of the Wisconsin ATV/OHM Safety Course preferred.

Physical and Environmental Work Requirements:
Ability to routinely lift up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. Ability to do manual labor, including repetitive lifting, bending, reaching, kneeling and squatting. Ability to string trim for four (4) hours at a time. Work will be primarily outdoors in varying terrains in harsh temperature conditions. Must be able to perform heavy labor such as moving picnic tables and trash cans in rough and uneven terrain.

Background Check Statement:
Some positions may require a criminal background check which can include fingerprinting due to the nature of the job’s responsibilities. Wisconsin’s Fair Employment Law, s. 111.31 – 111.395, Wis. Stats., prohibits discrimination because of an arrest or conviction record. However, Dane County may disqualify an applicant if the position’s responsibilities are substantially related to the applicant’s criminal history (e.g., the nature of the crime and its relationship to the position, whether hiring, transferring or promoting an applicant would pose an unreasonable risk to the business, its employees, customers and vendors, etc.). Management reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to communicate tactfully with the public and project a positive image. Ability to work independently from oral and written directions. Ability to make decisions and handle stressful situations. Ability to organize work plans and direct the work of others. Knowledge in the areas of park operations including grounds and building maintenance. Ability to operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools that includes light and heavy duty vehicles and trailers, commercial mowers and various hand and power tools.

Dane County
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 418

Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
(608) 266-4125

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