Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Blue Mountain

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Meacham, OR
  • Mar 15, 2022
Seasonal Security Maintenance

Job Description

Title: Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant – Blue Mountain

Job Number: REQ-90255

Salary: $2,723 – $3,439 per month

Primary Location: Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area



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 The Blue Mountain Management Unit that operates out of Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area. In addition to Emigrant Springs, the Blue Mountain MU also operates and maintains Hat Rock State Park, Hilgard Junction State Park, Red Bridge State Wayside, Catherine Creek State Park, Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor, Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor, and the Ukiah-Dale State Scenic Forest Corridor. 


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 a single area 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.



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.).


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



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Ability to maintain composure during emergency or emotionally charged situations.
  • Experience safely using tools, material and equipment associated with landscape and building maintenance.
  • Experience assisting with the performance of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, groundskeeping tasks.
  • Ability to provide factual information based on observation, knowledge and understanding.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • 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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