Raystown currently hosts a staff of 14 permanent-year round employees, 2 permanent-seasonal employees, and upwards of 18 temporary-seasonal (summer) employees. Positions include managers and supervisors, administrative assistants, maintenance laborers, electricians, plumbers, plant operators, dam tenders, park rangers, biologists and foresters.
Positions are very competitive and rewarding. As a result there is little turn-over for permanent and most seasonal positions. However, when positions become available they are announced online at www.usajobs.gov . Applicants are encouraged to become familiar with the website, check it often for announcements, and use the free tools provided like a resume builder, job search tools, application status tracking, and more!
Here are some Raystown specific tips when using usajobs:
- Raystown is identified by the location of Hesston, PA.
- In general, seasonal positions are announced annually around January/February.
- Details about each position is included in the announcement, but generally seasonal park rangers work from May through September and seasonal maintenance employees work from April through September.
- Enrolled college students can often apply through the “pathways” program for seasonal positions. For details about this program, see usajobs.