Title: Park Ranger 2 – Lake Owyhee
Job Number: REQ-82160
Salary: $3,296 – $4,993 per month
Deadline: 12/21/2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
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? In this position, you’ll be working in a remote oasis on the eastern edge of Oregon that boasts of deep canyon walls brimming with colorful, volcanic rock formations. Come join our team at near Lake Owyhee State Park Ontario, Oregon, and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – our state parks!
This position falls under the classification Park Ranger 2.
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 at Lake Owyhee State Park, you will perform, conduct and oversee a variety of tasks in order to protect, maintain, operate and repair state park lands, natural and cultural resources, structures, facilities, equipment and systems by using skills in building trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and landscape maintenance, as well as specialized program skills (e.g.: resource interpretation, cultural and natural resource restoration, utility infrastructure operation, park rule enforcement, etc.) related to the maintenance and operations of agency programs, and properties within the Farewell Bend Management Unit.
(a) Four (4) 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) A Bachelor's degree or higher in Park and Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or a similar field; AND One (1) year 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).
(c) An Associate's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or a similar field; AND Two and a half (2.5) 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).
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):
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:
LINK TO OFFICIAL STATE APPLICATION (required):