Clackamas County Parks is seeking Seasonal Park Assistants to provide excellent customer service along with performing a variety of tasks in order to protect, maintain, operate and repair County parks lands, natural areas, campgrounds and day use areas; as well as being a positive presence throughout the parks.
These positions will work from mid-May to mid-September, 2018.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire
Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation
Must successfully pass a criminal history check
Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
Must be able to work weekends, holidays, nights and be subject to call back as required/scheduled
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:
Customer Service experience
Prior Park & Recreation experience
Written and oral communication skills
Current CPR/ First Aid Certification
Basic computer and software skills
Basic carpentry, plumbing, landscaping and small equipment maintenance skills
- For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Provides customer service to park patrons; assesses and resolves complaints; assists volunteer park hosts as necessary; provides assistance during emergencies; prepares park for special events; assists in traffic control, parking and set up.
Collects and accounts for fees in park day use and campground areas; enforces user fee compliance; processes computerized campsite reservations; ensures parks close at scheduled times and may close park as necessary.
Informs and educates park users on county ordinances and regulations pertaining to the use of county parks; maintains park safety and health standards; ensures safety compliance.
Under direction of a Ranger, performs tasks associated with ongoing seasonal park operations and maintenance requirements.
Maintains park operation and maintenance logs and daily activity reports.
Under supervision of a Ranger, performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of parks, park facilities, marine facilities and other public areas.
Operates, repairs and maintains a variety of machines, hand and power tools and equipment used to build, repair and replace park improvements and infrastructure; performs campground and day use area cleaning and maintenance and repair such as mowing lawns, clearing roads and trails.
Clean and maintain park facilities, gutters, fire pits/grills; loads and delivers firewood; cleans and restocks restrooms, removes refuse and recycling; maintains plants and cultivates trees, shrubs and lawn.
Monitors park for safety and fire hazards.
Working knowledge and/or skills to:
Carry out work assigned; establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, other county employees, contractors, community service workers, volunteers and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; interpret and enforce park rules and regulations; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; operate computer software; safely operate motor vehicles and manual and power tools (mowers, blowers, weed eaters, edgers); construct/repair a variety of park improvements including playground equipment, walkways, tables, benches, steps, trails, campsites, planters, barbecues, and fire pits; install/maintain signs, posts, gates and fences; accurately count and handle cash transactions.
Position requires frequent standing, walking, squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting, and repetitive forward and overhead reaching. Ability to lift/carry 100 lbs. and push objects weighing up to 90 lbs.
Duties involve exposure to inclement weather, noise, dust, chemicals, fumes and continuous work around moving machinery.
Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Applicants for this position must meet the requirements of the County's Driving Policy. DES will conduct a driving record check prior to finalizing any employment offer or departments may offer employment contingent on receiving a successful driving record check.
Learn more about the County's driving policy.
This position works up to 40 hours during a work week. Must be able to work on weekends and holidays. Seasonal Park Assistants are expected to be available for work from May through September. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is made.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Clackamas County Parks provides camping, picnicking and recreational activities throughout much of rural Clackamas County. With over 1,100 acres of dedicated park land, we offer our citizens and visitors a variety of outdoor experiences that are rich in natural beauty and spectacular scenery, nestled in old growth timber and provide boating and rafting access to the Clackamas and Molalla rivers. Parks include Barton, Eagle Fern, Metzler, Feyrer, Wilhoit Springs, Hebb, Boring Station, Barlow Wayside Trail, Wagon Wheel, Boones Marina and Stone Creek Golf Course.
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HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
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Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.