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Fellows Lake is hiring crew members--for next season

Fellows Lake and Marina Overview

We are seeking crew members for Fellows Lake Marina located just north of Springfield, Missouri. The new Fellows Lake dock as constructed in 2021. The new dock has30 slips with a covered area for launching canoes and kayaks. Boat slips, boats, and dry storage are available to rent/lease to the public. Fishing supplies, snacks, and drinks are available at a small store.

Fellows is an 860-acre lake created in 1955 by the impoundment of the Little Sac River. It is the main source of drinking water for Springfield. Fellows Lake has a family friendly atmosphere with a 40 hp maximum boat motor limit. Sport fishing opportunities include bass, crappie, walleye, and muskie. A new mountain bike trail system is expected to bring new visitors to the park, and the Miller Park Master Plan outlines upgrading amenities, recreational opportunities, and educational opportunities.

Position Summary

The main duties of our crew members are to work closely with the Fellows Lake Marina Management to create an all-around great experience for visitors by providing the highest level of customer service and important stewardship information about the resource. They will also perform the daily activities involved with the marina store and dock such as taking reservations, renting watercraft, selling retail items available in the store, issuing lake boating permits, keep the dock, store and fleet clean and ready for our clients.

General Duties

Provide quality, prompt, courteous, and safe services to all slip owners and customers.

Ensure and take appropriate action for the proper maintenance of all marina property, equipment, grounds, facilities, and docks.

Understand and comply with government regulations and laws pertaining to marina operations and handle all aspects of governmental reporting and compliance including but not limited to Governmental Agencies, DNR, OSHA, EPA, and Corp of Engineers

Maintain a professional relationship with all agencies, contractors, vendors, and customers. Respond to and resolve disputes consistent with WCO values.

Lead in developing a constituency of Lake Lovers through strategic communication—gathering contact information is vital.

Provide support for variety of special events.

Technical skills and physical requirements desired:

Must be able to swim.

Must have a valid Missouri Driver’s license.

Able to tolerate a variety of weather and spend a lot of time outdoors.

Knowledge of boat handling, seamanship, and navigation of watercraft motorized and non-motorized.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to marina operations and pleasure craft is desired.

Boating experience in and around boats (basic knowledge of how to operate a boat)

Physical ability to lift / carry up to 30 lbs.

Physical ability to board and un-board boats dozens of times per day.

Physical ability to clean boats often using handle mounted brush.

Occasional kneeling / stooping to clean interior of boat compartments.

Vision adequate to read / manipulate handheld computer tablets in bright sunlight.

Experience with point-of-sale software/ equipment for a retail environment.

Ability to walk on steep, slippery and occasionally rocky or muddy terrain.

Knowledge of basic mountain bikes and bike maintenance.

MOST OF ALL———- Love of the lake!

Crew Member Hours and Schedule

The expected start date is on or about March 24st, 2022 and will end October 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension. Crew Members will, on average, work a 20-hour work week. The marina will be open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week and be busiest on holidays and weekends.

Crew members beginning compensation is up to $13 an hour.

Approximate Hiring Timeline

March, 21 2022: Applications Due

March 22, 2022: Interview Process

March 24, 2021: Preferred Start Date

Application Procedure

Please send a resume to Matt Taylor, Fellows Lake Operations Manager ([email protected]) by March 21, 2022: 

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Watershed Committee of the Ozarks makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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