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Black Bear Park Site Attendant

Date Posted: 05/18/2023
Department: Parks and Recreation
Compensation: $14.00-$18.00 Hourly
Hours: Part-Time 

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Objectives


This position is assigned to the McDowell County Parks and Recreation Department. Work hours will
routinely be Monday through Friday and occasionally evening and weekend days. Physical requirements
are standing for long periods of time, lifting up to 50 pounds, walking long distances, working outside in
heat and cold, general facility maintenance and upkeep, lawn equipment use/operations as well as
driving and riding in vehicles. 

The person in this position will assist the Site Supervisor during all hours of operation. They will oversee
aspects of the Park including but not limited to; Daily Operations, site rental and all upkeep and
maintenance.   Other specific duties and responsibilities will be discussed with applicant at the
interview process.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assist with the daily operations of the Park. 
2. This person shall assist with the daily activities and operations for all patrons.
3. Ensure the Park and facilities are maintained at the highest standards.
4. This person shall have authorization to make recommendations for closure of the Park or
temporarily cease activity at any time should safety concerns warrant such or the site be found
in need of maintenance. 
5. This Individual shall have authorization to recommend to the Site Supervisor that a patron
vacate the Park if they violate rules or otherwise pose a threat to others.
6. This individual shall always ensure strict adherence to County and Park Rules/Procedures and
monitor activity within the Park.
7. As needed, assist patrons with Park facilities.
8. This Individual shall always be familiar with and follow emergency response plans.
9. This person shall, from time to time, conduct minor repair of the Park’s facilities and perform
general upkeep to the grounds to include litter pick up, cleaning of public areas / restroom
facilities / bath houses and any other light maintenance deemed necessary.
10. Maintain and establish productive relationships with customers (the Public), including having
professional and courteous communications.
11. Attend training as required.
12. Maintain a professional (personal) appearance.
13. All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must possess a valid NC driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with the public. 
2. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. 

Physical Demands and Working Environment: 
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping,
feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. 

Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 10
pounds of force frequently; and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting tasks,
operate a computer terminal, do extensive reading, and drive a motor vehicle. 

Education and Experience
High School Diploma (preferred) 
This Individual must have a general knowledge of outdoor recreational activities as they may be called
upon for assistance. (required)


Not Applicable.

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available: under “Job Opportunities”


  • McDowell County Administration Building:         

                25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

               25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Mail:

                McDowell County Human Resources

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • Email: 


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