Seasonal Park Ranger 1 - Wallowa Lake

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Wallowa Lake State Park
  • Aug 19, 2021
Full time Security Maintenance Other

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger 1 – Wallowa Lake

Job Number: REQ-72523

Salary: $3,080 - $4,429 per month

Deadline: 09/02/2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time



Would you enjoy working on a team where you can use your landscaping skills and develop hands-on experience in park maintenance and operations? In this position, you will be situated between a scenic glacial lake and the towering peaks of the Wallowa Mountains. Come join our team at Wallowa Lake State Park near Joseph, Oregon, and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – our state parks!


If this sounds like you, come join our leadership team as a Park Ranger at Wallowa Lake State Park and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This position falls under the classification Park Ranger 1.


Our Mission

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:

As a seasonal Park Ranger 1 at this location, you will perform the following:


Landscape Maintenance

  • Plant vegetation, mow lawns, and maintain irrigation systems
  • Prune trees and shrubs using manual and power tools, as well as apply fertilizers and pesticides


Custodial Maintenance

  • Clean rest rooms, showers, bathhouses, observation buildings, and maintenance shops
  • Collect, separate, and properly dispose of garbage and recyclable materials


General Park Operations

  • Give direction and oversee the work of seasonal employees, volunteers, and inmates
  • Maintain and ensure clean work sites, maintenance shops, yards, and storage areas


Building, Facility, and Utility Maintenance and Construction

  • Maintain and repair building fixtures including basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and painting.
  • Construct and maintain trails, footbridges, pathways, signs, and other fixtures.
  • Maintain water distribution and treatment, including wastewater


Visitor Services & Park Safety

  • Process campsite reservations on the computer and accept payments
  • Provide information to visitors about the park attractions as well as park rules and regulations
  • Patrol park areas to protect and preserve resources and render emergency aide to visitors



Minimum Qualifications:

(a) Two (2) years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; interpretation such as education and environmental awareness programs; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping).

(b) An Associate's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or Natural Resource Management or Environmental Studies and 6 months of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; interpretation such as education and environmental awareness programs; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping).


The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. For more information, visit



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Ability to listen to what people say and ask appropriate questions to obtain needed information.
  • Experience processing computerized camp registrations in a park setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated common courtesy while communicating with others. 
  • Experience enforcing park rules and effectively communicating park rules and regulations.
  • Experience using tools, materials and equipment associated with landscape, building, facility and utility system maintenance.
  • Experience performing basic plumbing, carpentry, painting and grounds-keeping tasks.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.



What's in it for you:

This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you’ll receive a fantastic benefits packaging including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).





Janitorial & Cleaning, General-Other: Installation-Maintenance-Repair, Facilities Management-Maintenance, Equipment Install-Maintain-Repair



$3,080 - $4,429 per month

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