Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Fort Stevens

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Fort Stevens State Park
  • Feb 15, 2022
Seasonal Security Maintenance Other

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Fort Stevens

Job Number: REQ-88487

Salary: $2,723 – $3,439

Location: Fort Stevens 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 leadership team as a Park Ranger Assistant at Fort Stevens State Park and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This position falls under the classification Park Ranger Assistant


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 Assistant, you will 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. You will 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.

In this role, you will need 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. On a task specific basis, you may guide the work of individuals or teams composed of volunteers, seasonal, and/or temporary state park employees.



(a) Six (6) 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.);


(b) Six (6) months of college in any discipline (24 quarter hours/16 semester hours).


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.



Desired Attributes:

  • 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



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).





Environmental Protection-Conservation, Other, Janitorial & Cleaning, Landscaping



$2,723 – $3,439 per month

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