Initial Posting Date:
Parks and Recreation Department
$2,723 – $3,439 per month
Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Cove Palisades
Cove Palisades State Park
Would you enjoy working on a team where you can use your excellent customer service skills and develop hands-on experience in park maintenance and operations?
Do you have landscaping or custodial experience, and wonder what it would be like to have a State Park as your work space?
If this sounds like you, come join our seasonal team as a Park Ranger Assistant and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!
This position falls under the classification Park Ranger Assistant .
Seasonal housing is a possibility at this location.
OPRD’s mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.
Our Operating Principles
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment.
Our Operating Principles are: Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being.
What you will do
Assist year-round State Park staff in the protection, maintenance, operation and repair of state park lands, natural and cultural resources, structures, facilities, equipment and systems.
Park Ranger Assistants typically perform basic tasks in a single area of park operations (e.g.: janitorial work, landscape maintenance, interpretation or visitor services), although some positions will require performing tasks in a variety of areas.
Some work may require the most elementary skills in building trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and landscape maintenance.
In addition, specialized skills in basic park maintenance and operations may be required.
Park Ranger Assistants, on a task specific basis, may guide the work of individuals or teams composed of volunteers, seasonal, and/or temporary state park employees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS
Six months of experience (paid or unpaid) performing public contact or customer service duties (e.g. Teacher, Customer Service Representative, Salesperson, Receptionist, etc.) and/or maintenance experience (construction trades, landscaping, custodial, etc.);OR
six months of college in any discipline (24 quarter hours/16 semester hours); list hours under Education/Training History of the PD34 application.
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment.
Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.
For more information, visit our policy listed here .
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience communicating well with others
Ability to use a computer to record and verify information
Skill in providing customers with information about facility rules and asking for customers to comply with facility rules
Skill in making change and preparing simple cash reconciliation reports
Skill in the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape and building maintenance
Skill in custodial duties including cleaning public restroom facilities
How to Apply:
Ensure that your application materials clearly demonstrate how your experience and education meet the desired attributes, duties, and qualifications listed above for the position.
Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely meet the needs and desired attributes of the position, may be invited for an interview.
External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” link and submit your application.
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This position is full-time, seasonal, and is located in the Cove Palisades State Park.
This position is classified and represented by SEIU.
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You may be asked to complete a skills assessment or submit a writing sample as part of the application screening process.
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department does not offer visa sponsorships.
Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.
To be hired, you must have a criminal records and driving records check that meets OPRD Criteria at the time of hire, and throughout employment.
You must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout employment
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