Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Sunset Bay

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Coos Bay, OR
  • Mar 14, 2022
Full time Security Maintenance

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Sunset Bay

Job Number: REQ-89765

Salary: $2,723 – $3,439 per month

Location: Sunset Bay 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 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 Sunset Bay State Park.


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 at Sunset Bay State Park, you will supervise a specific, major program or facility at the management unit, park district or region level with a high degree of independence and technical expertise in specialized park skills (e.g.: resource interpretation, cultural and natural resource restoration, complex utility operations or maintenance programs, park rule enforcement, visitor services, etc.).


In this role, you will coordinate activities across management unit boundaries and will mentor permanent and seasonal employees throughout the park region in specialized skills related to the maintenance and operations of agency programs and properties.



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):

  • Ability to listen to what people say and asking appropriate questions to obtain needed information.
  • Ability to provide factual information based on observation, knowledge and understanding.
  • Experience assisting with the performance of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, groundskeeping tasks.
  • Demonstrated common courtesy while communicating with others.
  • Ability to maintain composure during emergency or emotionally charged situations.
  • Experience developing and delivering basic resource interpretation presentations.
  • Experience providing people with rule information and asking for compliance.
  • Experience using computerized registration equipment and programs.
  • Experience making change and preparing cash reconciliation reports.
  • Experience assisting with work related to the conservation, preservation and rehabilitation of natural, archaeological, cultural or historic resources.
  • Experience in promoting 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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