Deer Creek Lake was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Deer Creek Lake project was first authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, for the purpose of flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife enhancement. Dam construction was begun in 1965 and completed in 1968. Deer Creek Dam is a part of the larger comprehensive flood control plan for the Ohio River Basin, a system of dams that reduces flooding on the Scioto and Ohio Rivers by holding back flood water. The estimated monetary savings in flood damages that been prevented downstream of the dam has surpassed the construction cost of the dam. In addition to flood reduction, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works in cooperation with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Division of Wildlife to provide lakeside recreation and fish and wildlife management.
You will assist the Corps Park Ranger/Natural Resource Specialist, by providing natural resource management efforts and providing minor boundary maintenance, water quality profiles, minor tree maintenance, tree planting, and tree watering. You may assist in recruitment of and oversight of volunteers, implement the Corps water safety program, set up and staff fair booths and provide water safety information and the Corps story at fairs. In addition, you will assist the Corps Ranger with patrols by boat and vehicle, and staff special events representing the Corps. This job requires interaction with the public, providing Water Safety and area information and assisting visitors, such as anglers, boaters, picnickers, campers, hikers etc. You will present Water Safety Programs at schools, parks, special events and guided tours of the Deer Creek Dam. You will also be assisting with updating bulletin boards, interpretive displays, stocking informative material in the visitors center, staffing the visitors center, and working independently as possible. In addition to the duties above you will also assist the Deer Creek Lake Maintenance Staff with minor park maintenance. Maintenance duties normally consist of painting, fixing picnic tables, fixing benches, small amounts of grass mowing/trimming and installing/maintaining park signs.