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Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant - Harris Beach

Parks and Recreation Department
Full Time
Brookings, OR
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Initial Posting Date: 04/19/2022 Application Deadline: / Agency: Parks and Recreation Department Salary Range: 2,723.00 - 3,676 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Seasonal Park Ranger Assistant - Harris Beach Job Description: 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 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 Harris Beach State Park . 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.). OR (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 10 paid holidays per year after trail service
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).
How to Apply:
  • Ensure that your application materials clearly demonstrate how your experience and education meet the desired attributes, duties, and qualifications listed above for the position. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely meet the needs and desired attributes of the position, may be invited for an interview.
  • External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” link and submit your application. View this video for help.
  • Internal Applicants (Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this job aid for help.
After You Apply:
  • Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
  • Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
  • Eligible veterans will be given veterans' preference. If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section – this is where you will be asked to upload your qualifying preference documentation after you apply.
Additional Information:
  • These positions are full-time, seasonal and are located at Harris Beach State Park .
  • These positions are classified and represented by SEIU.
  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
  • You may be asked to complete a skills assessment or submit a writing sample as part of the application screening process.
  • 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.
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
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