Park Ranger Assistant

Bullards Beach State Park - Bandon, OR


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Spring and summer in Oregon State Parks is the busiest time of the year, and park staff turn to their reliable Park Ranger Assistants for help. Ranger Assistants are the small-time heroes of any park operation. They use a varied skillset and a can-do attitude to get the job done, while at the same time learning valuable on-the-job skills from their Ranger peers. Please consider joining our group of dedicated, fun-loving people who are passionate about serving our visitors, protecting special places and providing great experiences.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department'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.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department hires Park Ranger Assistant - Seasonal positions each year. These positions generally work April through September, however, the duration of the season and job condition varies by each park location.

Please Note: This recruitment is open until May 31, 2019. Your immediate response is requested as interviews could be scheduled at any time and positions may become filled before the close date of May 31, 2019. For best consideration, apply as soon as possible.

What you will do! You will work at Bullards Beach State Park near Bandon, Oregon. This recruitment is for multiple, full-time, seasonal, SEIU represented position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. The monthly salary is $2,507 - $3,051. Bullards Beach Frequently Asked Questions

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. 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.

The following duties may be performed, but are not limited to:

Landscape Maintenance

  • Plant trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals.
  • Mow lawns and fields with large and small riding and power mowers, trim turf edges with hand or power tools.
  • Irrigate lawns, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals with hoses, sprinklers, turf valves or automatic systems.
  • Prune trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and rough brush with hand and power tools. * Manually apply fertilizers and pesticides under direct supervision.

Custodial Maintenance

  • Clean rest rooms, showers, bathhouses, observation buildings, maintenance shops and interpretive centers by sweeping, washing, disinfecting and mopping floors, walls, ceilings and fixtures.
  • Fill paper product dispensers.
  • Collect, separate and properly dispose of garbage and recyclable materials.
  • Clean fireplaces, tables, footpaths, parking areas, wastewater disposals, signs, drinking fountains and other small fixtures.
  • Pick up and properly dispose of litter.
  • Replace burned-out light-bulbs and re-set circuit breakers in buildings and campsites as needed.

Facility Maintenance

  • Assist in the construction, maintenance and restoration of hiking trails, footpaths, footbridges, parking areas and curbs.
  • Assist in painting buildings and other structures using brushes, rollers and spray equipment, properly clean tools and dispose of cleaning solutions.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of park utilities, including water, sewer and electric systems.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of building plumbing, including: unclogging toilets and sinks, changing faucet washers, stopping pipe leaks.
  • Assist in the maintenance, repair or construction of building structural elements, including walls, floors, ceilings, partitions and roofs using use hand and power carpentry tools as directed.
  • Record traffic counter and water and sewer meter readings.

Visitor Services

  • Process computerized campsite reservations.
  • Register overnight campers by computer or self-registration systems and prepare related reports.
  • Accept payment for camping, day-use parking and miscellaneous sales items (firewood, ice, etc.) by cash, check or credit card; make change and issue receipts; prepare end-of-shift reports and reconcile cash to receipts; prepare and make bank cash drops.
  • Seek voluntary visitor compliance with park area rules and regulations.
  • Provide information about local attractions and Oregon Parks.
  • Assist during visitor related emergencies and prepare related reports.

Resource Interpretation

  • Assist in assembling materials and resources for the development of interpretive presentations.
  • Present evening campground presentations, lead hikes and walk & talk presentations, give Junior Ranger presentations, rocky shores interpretive presentations, lighthouse and historic building tours.

Other Duties

  • Attend and participate in crew and safety meetings and training classes. * Clean and properly store equipment, tools, and vehicles after use.
  • Maintain vehicles, work sites, maintenance shops, yards and storage areas in clean, safe condition.
  • Assist in patrolling park areas by checking for misuse, undesirable activities, hazardous situations and reporting findings to park rangers or management.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience providing exceptional customer service.
  • Skill in providing rule information and asking for compliance.
  • Skill in using computerized registration equipment and programs.
  • Skill in making change and preparing simple cash reconciliation reports.
  • Skill in the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape and building maintenance.
  • Skill in assisting with the performance of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, grounds keeping tasks.
  • Ability to adjust to shifting priorities and emerging issues.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.

Special Requirements:

  • Have a criminal history check and driving record check that meets OPRD criteria at the time of hire and throughout employment.
  • Must wear OPRD supplied uniform and comply with appearance code while on duty.
  • Obtain and maintain one or more of the following after appointment:
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Valid Driver's License

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $2,507.00 to $3,051.00 /month