Park Ranger Assistant

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Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial 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 leadership team as a Park Ranger Assistant and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!

This position falls under the classification Park Ranger Assistant

Our Mission
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (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
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 atJessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
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. Park Ranger Assistants typically 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. Some work may require the most elementary skills in building trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and landscape maintenance. In addition, specialized skills in basic park maintenance and operations may be required. Park Ranger Assistants, on a task specific basis, may guide the work of individuals or teams composed of volunteers, seasonal, and/or temporary state park employees.

Minimum Qualifications
Six 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 months of college in any discipline (24 quarter hours/16 semester hours); list hours under Education/Training History of the PD34 application.

Special Requirements:
To be hired, you must have a criminal records and driving records check that meets OPRD Criteria at the time of hire, and throughout employment.
You must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout employment

What we are looking for (Desired Attributes)
The following are skills we have identified as key to success in this Park Ranger Assistant role at OPRD. These are the attributes we are looking for in our top candidate. If you have these skills, please let us know in your application.

  • Skill in providing factual information based on observation, knowledge and understanding
  • Skill in common courtesy while communicating with others
  • Skill in using computerized registration equipment and programs.
  • Skill in making change and preparing simple cash reconciliation reports.
  • Skill in maintaining composure during emergency or emotionally charged situations.
  • Skill in assisting with the performance of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, grounds keeping tasks.

    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 generous benefits package including:

Comprehensivemedical, vision, and dental
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).

How to Apply:
Your candidate profile is the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).
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Additional Information:

  • This position is full-time, Seasonal, and is located atJessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
    near Florence, Oregon
  • This position is classified and represented by SEIU.
  • This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
  • The salary listed is at the non-PERS rate. Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) eligible employees will have their base salary increased by 6% and pay the 6% employee contribution to PERS. If you are not yet PERS eligible, the 6% pay increase and employee contribution will be effective upon PERS eligibility.
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  • Oregon Parks & Recreation Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

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