Game, Fish and Parks Seasonal Position



Farm Island Recreation Area Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator
Part-time Job Responsibilities

Closing Date: 10-17-14

Taking applications for a seasonal position, performing duties within the Division of Parks and Recreation at two separate locations in the Pierre area.  Mondays and Fridays will be spent at Farm Island Recreation Area performing typical clerical/secretarial support. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, will be spent at the GFP administration office performing clerical duties to manage the Division of Parks and Recreation’s volunteer program.  Lists of duties for each aspect of the job along with supervisor contact information can be found below. 

Farm Island Recreation Secretary - Located at Farm Island Recreation Area
1301 Farm Island Road, Pierre, SD 57501
Contact: Ryan Raynor – 605.773.2888

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Compose and finalize letters, narratives, reports and other forms to produce accurate documents using various types of Microsoft documents including, word, excel, and power point.
  • Establish and maintain computerized and manual filing systems by determining file naming, organizational methods for data files; and following standard filing procedures for correspondence, forms, and other documents to ensure accurate storage and retrieval capabilities.
  • Provide accurate information to the public through various forms of communication in regards to park procedures, rules, and other information upon request.
  • Accurately paying and coding bills from two park districts through the states accounting system
  • Perform cash drawer and permit auditing procedures as necessary.
  • Manage cabin reservations year-round.  This would include remembering to check for cabin reservations every day, informing park staff of cabin status at both parks, confirming reservations with cabin users doing the off-peak season, informing cabin users of cabin policies and cabin key procedures.
  • Establish effective positive working relationships with coworkers, community partners, volunteers and other agency personnel.
  • Perform various duties through our Point of Sale system where all camping reservations and retail sales are entered.
  • Perform other work and duties as assigned.

Volunteer Coordinator - Located at the Foss Building
523 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
Contact: Lynn Spomer – 605.773.3930

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Manage the volunteer program for the South Dakota State Park System including promoting and marketing volunteer opportunities, soliciting applications, arranging background checks, tracking hours for 300+ volunteers and recognizing and rewarding volunteer contributions. 
  • Create and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Effectively recruit and retain volunteers.
  • Establish effective positive working relationships with coworkers, community partners, volunteers and other agency personnel.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with the public, staff, visitors, volunteers and constituents in a courteous and professional manner.

Starting Pay is $10.00/hour and does not include any benefits. This is a 40hr/week seasonal position which will end on February 8th 2015.  Please obtain seasonal application at this link:  and submit the completed application to one of the following:

Email:      US Postal:     Lynn Spomer     Game, Fish and Parks
      523 E Capitol Ave
      Pierre SD  57501

Job closes 10-17-14.

State of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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