Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – South Willamette

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Lowell, OR
  • Mar 08, 2022
Full time Security Maintenance

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – South Willamette

Job Number: REQ-90529

Salary: $2,723 – $3,439 per month



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 Assistant and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This recruitment announcement will be used to fill this vacancy and future vacancies for OPRD’s Southern Willamette Management Unit based in Lowell, Oregon.


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.


In this role, 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. Other responsibilities may include basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and/or maintenance.


Additionally, you may guide the work of individuals or teams composed of volunteers, seasonal, and/or temporary state park employees.



Minimum Qualifications:

(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.



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Knowledge of basic park resource and facility operations and maintenance and/or resource interpretation.
  • Ability to listen to what people say, provide a welcoming presence, and ask appropriate questions to obtain needed information and resolve costumer issues.
  • Ability to maintain composure during emergency or emotionally charged situations.
  • Experience safely using of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape, building, facility and utility system maintenance.
  • Experience assisting with the performance of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, groundskeeping tasks.
  • Familiarity with practices relating to conservation, preservation and protection of significant natural or scenic resources.
  • 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, Landscaping



$2,723 – $3,439 per month

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