Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Bullards Beach / Cape Blanco

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Bandon, OR
  • Mar 11, 2022
Full time Security Maintenance

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Bullards Beach / Cape Blanco

Job Number: REQ-90783

Salary: $2,723 – $3,439 per month

Locations: Bullards Beach and Cape Blanco



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 multiple vacancies and future vacancies for Bullards Beach and Cape Blanco Management Units.


This recruitment will remain open until filled. Interviews will likely occur in late March or early April. For best consideration, apply as soon as possible.


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 Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant, you will perform basic tasks in multiple areas of park operations such as 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:

  • Provide excellent customer service to visitors
  • Complete campground reservations for visitors through the computer system
  • Perform landscaping such as weed eating and mowing
  • Perform custodial duties such as cleaning restrooms and maintaining clean park facilities


Additional duties will include:

Landscape Maintenance:

  • Plant, prune and irrigate vegetation with hand and power tools
  • Mow lawns and fields with riding and power mowers, trim turf edges with hand or power tools
  • Manually apply fertilizers and pesticides under direct supervision

Custodial Maintenance:

  • Clean rest rooms, showers, bathhouses, observation buildings, maintenance shops and interpretive centers by sweeping, washing, disinfecting and mopping floors, walls, ceilings and fixtures
  • Collect, separate and properly dispose of garbage and recyclable materials.
  • Clean fireplaces, tables, footpaths, parking areas, wastewater disposals, signs, drinking fountains and other small fixtures

Facility Maintenance:

  • Assist in the construction, maintenance and restoration of hiking trails, footpaths, footbridges, parking areas and curbs
  • Assist in painting buildings and other structures using brushes, rollers and spray equipment, properly clean tools and dispose of cleaning solutions
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of park utilities, including water, sewer and electric systems
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of building plumbing, including: unclogging toilets and sinks, changing faucet washers, stopping pipe leaks
  • Assist in the maintenance, repair or construction of building structural elements, including walls, floors, ceilings, partitions and roofs using use hand and power carpentry tools as directed

Visitor Services:

  • Accept payment for camping, day-use parking and miscellaneous sales items (firewood, ice, etc.); prepare reports and make bank cash drops
  • Seek voluntary visitor compliance with park area rules and regulations
  • Provide information about local attractions and Oregon Parks
  • Assist during visitor related emergencies and prepare related reports

Resource Interpretation:

  • Assist in assembling materials and resources for the development of interpretive presentations, and present interpretive presentation



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).



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience communicating well with others.
  • Ability to use a computer to record and verify information.
  • Experience providing customers with information about facility rules and asking for customers to comply with facility rules.
  • Experience handling cash, making change and preparing simple cash reconciliation reports.
  • Skill in the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape and building maintenance.
  • Experience performing custodial duties including cleaning public restroom facilities.
  • 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 11 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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