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JOB TITLE:

Park Security Intern

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Minnesota United States United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Working Title: Park Security Intern

Job Class: Intern

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/02/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/12/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Parks & Trails
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Varies
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $19.
    00 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Non-Status
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 223 - Non-Employee / Unrepresented
  • Anticipated Start Date: May 2024
  • Anticipated End Date: September 2024
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.


The work youll do is more than just a job.
Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.


The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides outdoor recreation activities and manages Minnesotas natural resources to create economic opportunity and a sustainable quality of life.
We are driven to find talented, innovative employees to help us carry out this mission.


We are currently seeking to fill up to 9 internships at the following State Park locations: Jay Cooke, Sibley, St.
Croix, and Tettegouche.
After the posting close date, we will email applicants directly to request their preferred work location.


These positions provide students with the opportunity to learn about and assist Park Natural Resource Officers through on-the-job training patrolling the park grounds including protecting natural and cultural resources, maintaining park recreation facilities, and ensuring visitor safety.


Hours of work vary and include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Normal work hours vary depending on day of the week and park needs.
Most shifts will include late afternoon and evening hours.
Housing is only available at the following locations: St.
Croix and Tettegouche.


Selected applicants will be REQUIRED to attend a mandatory three-day Security Ranger training and a First Aid & CPR training provided by the DNR at the beginning of the internship, unless currently certified.


Responsibilities are unique at each location and may include, but not limited to:

  • Assist staff in daily operations and provide facility security and emergency response functions while working safely within the training and guidelines provided by park policy, park management and the parks safety program so that the parks natural resources are preserved, visitor safety is ensured and park facilities.
  • Work with multiple law enforcement and emergency response agencies such as local Conservation Officers, Sheriff's Departments, and Ambulance Crews.
  • Become familiar with and explain the park rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to the public.
  • Assist resource management or interpretive staff.
  • All activities are performed under the direction of park management.
    Student will be provided park security ranger training and will be instructed in the use of the trail construction tools, construction skills, safety, and park management.
  • Administer surveys to state park visitors in accordance with the research protocol, sampling design, and best practices for handling sensitive, non-public data.


Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a student at an accredited educational institution; AND
  • Your advisor must certify that you will either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement.
    The signature of a sponsoring academic instructor is required prior to beginning an internship.


AND

  • Ability to follow directions and work well independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent human relation and communication skills sufficient to interact with park users and to represent the position and Division in a professional, efficient, and clear manner.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, ATV, lawn mower, small hand tools, and other equipment and tools.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather and environmental conditions.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Natural Resources Management, Law Enforcement, Park Management, or related degree program.
  • Ability to effectively manage an emergency situation.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Experience with or knowledge about social science research methods and survey administration.


Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Drivers license with a clear driving record.


Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment.
The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

How To Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.
mn.
gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Melody Webb at melody.
webb@state.
mn.
us or 218-671-7962.


If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to assist with the application process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA.
DNR@state.
mn.
us.


Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve.
The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.


A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony.
As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers.
The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.
If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

19 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707243011-1b265f25643269c5c3b48c495abe9e95

LOCATION:

United States United States

CITY:

Minnesota

Job Origin:

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Working Title: Park Security Intern

Job Class: Intern

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/02/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/12/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Parks & Trails
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Varies
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $19.00 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Non-Status
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 223 - Non-Employee / Unrepresented
  • Anticipated Start Date: May 2024
  • Anticipated End Date: September 2024
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work youll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides outdoor recreation activities and manages Minnesotas natural resources to create economic opportunity and a sustainable quality of life. We are driven to find talented, innovative employees to help us carry out this mission.

We are currently seeking to fill up to 9 internships at the following State Park locations: Jay Cooke, Sibley, St. Croix, and Tettegouche. After the posting close date, we will email applicants directly to request their preferred work location.

These positions provide students with the opportunity to learn about and assist Park Natural Resource Officers through on-the-job training patrolling the park grounds including protecting natural and cultural resources, maintaining park recreation facilities, and ensuring visitor safety.

Hours of work vary and include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Normal work hours vary depending on day of the week and park needs. Most shifts will include late afternoon and evening hours. Housing is only available at the following locations: St. Croix and Tettegouche.

Selected applicants will be REQUIRED to attend a mandatory three-day Security Ranger training and a First Aid & CPR training provided by the DNR at the beginning of the internship, unless currently certified.

Responsibilities are unique at each location and may include, but not limited to:

  • Assist staff in daily operations and provide facility security and emergency response functions while working safely within the training and guidelines provided by park policy, park management and the parks safety program so that the parks natural resources are preserved, visitor safety is ensured and park facilities.
  • Work with multiple law enforcement and emergency response agencies such as local Conservation Officers, Sheriff's Departments, and Ambulance Crews.
  • Become familiar with and explain the park rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to the public.
  • Assist resource management or interpretive staff.
  • All activities are performed under the direction of park management. Student will be provided park security ranger training and will be instructed in the use of the trail construction tools, construction skills, safety, and park management.
  • Administer surveys to state park visitors in accordance with the research protocol, sampling design, and best practices for handling sensitive, non-public data.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a student at an accredited educational institution; AND
  • Your advisor must certify that you will either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement. The signature of a sponsoring academic instructor is required prior to beginning an internship.

AND

  • Ability to follow directions and work well independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent human relation and communication skills sufficient to interact with park users and to represent the position and Division in a professional, efficient, and clear manner.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, ATV, lawn mower, small hand tools, and other equipment and tools.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather and environmental conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Natural Resources Management, Law Enforcement, Park Management, or related degree program.
  • Ability to effectively manage an emergency situation.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Experience with or knowledge about social science research methods and survey administration.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Drivers license with a clear driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Reference / Records Check
  • License / Certification Verification

How To Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Melody Webb at melody.webb@state.mn.us or 218-671-7962.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to assist with the application process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA.DNR@state.mn.us.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.


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