Schmeeckle Reserve Student Maintenance Supervisor Position

Schmeeckle Reserve Student Maintenance Supervisor Position
This paid position supervises and coordinates a crew of 10-20 university students in the general maintenance
of Schmeeckle Reserve, a 280-acre natural area on the UW-Stevens Point campus. This includes land
management activities, trail construction and maintenance, facility maintenance, and cedar sign
• Interview, hire, schedule, and supervise a crew of 10-20 student maintenance staff members each
• Develop work plans for maintenance staff to complete daily tasks and projects in an efficient
• Research, plan, and implement new development projects including trails, boardwalks, bridges,
benches, signs, and landscaping.
• Coordinate trail maintenance activities including trail resurfacing and repairs, boardwalk/bench
repairs, hazardous tree removal, brush removal, water mitigation.
• Coordinate landscaping/land management activities including grass mowing, sign restoration, habitat
restoration, invasive species removal, and prescribed burns.
• Coordinate facility maintenance activities including cleaning, painting, repairs, and renovations.
• Supervise the construction of personalized cedar signs and benches, which is a revenue-generating
• Other duties as assigned by the Schmeeckle Reserve director
• This position can be taken as an internship through the College of Natural Resources for credit.
Arrangements will be made with the student’s advisor.
• Full-time student (12 credits minimum during semester)
• Good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or higher)
• Friendly and outgoing personality
• Strong work ethic and dependable
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Good driving record
Preferred Experience:
• Chainsaw safety training (Pulp Cut course)
• Leadership/supervisory experience
• Carpentry/general construction experience
• Landscaping/trails maintenance experience
• Comfortable using a variety of handheld and motorized tools
• Ability to work outside in all types of weather and temperatures
• One-year commitment minimum (includes summer)—CNR students participating in the summer field
session are welcome to apply
• 29-40 hours per week during the summer season
• 10-20 hours per week during the academic year
• Supervisors: Schmeeckle Reserve Director and Schmeeckle Reserve Outreach Coordinator