In the Parks Division of the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, we are committed to serving the public by providing diverse recreational and educational outdoor opportunities for all to enjoy. Working as a Temporary Park Worker for the Parks Division, you will gain valuable experience in fields such as tourism and hospitality, educational and historical interpretation, horticulture, facility maintenance, and more. We offer hands-on training, the opportunity for professional growth, and the best scenery in the state. Begin your journey by joining our team of skilled leaders to work in a fun and flexible environment. Positions are available for varying levels of experience, see position description requirement listed below. Each year the Parks Division hires a number of temporary employees to assist with its park operations, which include: Lifeguards, Food Service, Facility Maintenance, Tour Guides, Office Support, Entrance Booths, Security, Grounds Maintenance, Laundry Worker, Housekeeping, Horticulture, and Wranglers.
Work schedule of position varies
Location of position: see park listing on attachment
Examples of Work
Lifeguards, Food Service, Facility Maintenance, Tour Guides, Office Support, Entrance Booths, Security, Grounds Maintenance, Laundry Worker, Housekeeping, Horticulture, and Wranglers.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Some experience working in a recreational area, scenic attraction, hospitality or historical setting, retail or customer service setting, or related coursework/training or experience.
OTHER: Some positions may also require a valid driver’s license, ability to obtain a Food Handler’s Permit, or possession of a Lifeguard Certificate or Water Safety Instructor’s Certificate or ability to obtain such certification. Must be at least 18 years of age for positions that operate various types of powered equipment and machinery.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: the operation of various types of powered equipment and machinery; basic understanding of swimming pool operations; modern office methods and procedures; housekeeping, food service, storekeeping, history, animal husbandry, wildlife or recreation; the history, culture and recreational use of the tourist attraction.
Ability to: swim and pass lifeguard certification requirements; meet and interact effectively with the public; understand and follow instructions; make routine decisions; communicate effectively; safely operate various types of powered equipment and machinery; add and subtract numbers and perform other basic arithmetic calculations.