Seasonal Park Ranger 1 – Bates State Park

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Bates, OR
  • Mar 07, 2022
Full time Security Maintenance Other

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger 1 – Bates State Park

Job Number: REQ-89316

Salary: $3,165 – $4,540 per month

Deadline: 03/21/2022 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? 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 Seasonal Park Ranger and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This recruitment announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies and future vacancies for Bates State Park.


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 at Bates 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, properties within the Clyde Holliday Management Unit.



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 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 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):

  • Knowledge of basic park resources, facility operations, and maintenance.
  • Ability to listen to what people say and asking appropriate questions to obtain information.
  • Ability to give direction concerning work procedures to individuals or teams composed of volunteers and correctional facility inmates in accomplishing different and varied park maintenance tasks.
  • Experience resolving customer complaints related to park facilities and park rule enforcement.
  • Experience performing basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, grounds keeping equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate with the park supervisor as needed.
  • Experience collecting fees and processing revenue.
  • 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).





Environmental Protection-Conservation, Janitorial & Cleaning, Landscaping



$3,165 – $4,540 per month

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