Park Ranger 1 – Silver Falls

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Sublimity, OR
  • Nov 12, 2021
Full time Security Maintenance Other

Job Description

Title: Park Ranger 1 – Silver Falls

Job Number: REQ-80570

Salary: $3,080 – $4,441 per month

Deadline: 11/30/2021 at 11:59pm



Do you have experience in building maintenance and grounds keeping? Are you great at working with customers and have knowledge of park operations? In this position, you will be working at the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system consisting of 9,064 acres. Come join our team at Silver Falls State Park near Silverton, Oregon, and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – our 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 Park Ranger 1, you will be on the front lines of park maintenance, resource stewardship, and customer service. Your responsibilities will include:


General Park Operations

  • Provide direction on work procedures and standards to individuals and teams to accomplish tasks and achieve goals
  • Make sure work sites, maintenance shops, yards, and storage areas are maintained, clean, and in safe condition
  • Enter and track maintenance and construction activity data electronically


Custodial Maintenance

  • Clean park facilities including restrooms, showers, maintenance shops, interpretive centers, etc.
  • Ensure supplies are stocked in restrooms, collect garbage and recycling, clean fireplaces, etc.
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs and reset circuit breakers in buildings and campsites


Visitor Services

  • Process online campsite reservations and register overnight campers
  • Accept and process payments for park services
  • Provide information about local attractions, park rules, and regulations to visitors
  • Train and oversee the work of seasonal employees, ensuring compliance with policies and
  • procedures related to campground operation and cash handling
  • Serve as the coordinator for campsite reservations and registrations and prepare reports


Additional Duties

  • Landscape maintenance
  • Building and facility maintenance and construction
  • Utility system maintenance and construction
  • Park patrol, safety, and rule enforcement
  • Resource interpretation and conservation



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 or higher in Park and Recreation Administration or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or a related field; AND Six (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 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.



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure and take appropriate action during emergency or emotionally-charged situations.
  • Ability to use a computer to record and review information.
  • Knowledge of basic park resources, facility operations, maintenance and/or resource interpretation.
  • Ability to evaluate situations, apply rules and guidelines, and determine and carry out appropriate courses of action.
  • Experience leading individuals or teams to accomplish basic tasks and achieve goals.
  • 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).





Building-Construction Inspection, Environmental Protection-Conservation, Janitorial & Cleaning, Landscaping



$3,080 – $4,441 per month

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