Initial Posting Date:
Parks and Recreation Department
$3,080 – $4,441
Park Ranger 1 – Valley of the Rogue
Do you have experience in building maintenance and grounds keeping? Are you great at working with customers and have knowledge of park operations? In this position, you will be able to enjoy the shaded green paths that follow along the scenic Rogue River. Come join our team at Valley of the Rogue State Park located between Grants Pass and Medford, Oregon, and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – our state parks!
What you will do:
As a Park Ranger at Valley of the Rogue State Park , you will perform, conduct and oversee a variety of tasks in order to protect, maintain, operate and repair state park lands, natural and cultural resources, structures, facilities, equipment and systems by using skills in building trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and landscape maintenance, as well as specialized program skills (e.g.: resource interpretation, cultural and natural resource restoration, utility infrastructure operation, park rule enforcement, etc.) related to the maintenance and operations of agency programs and properties within the Rogue Management Unit.
What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):
Knowledge of basic park resource and facility operations and maintenance and/or resource interpretation
Experience in the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape, building, facility and utility system maintenance
Experience in the use of a personal computer
Experience in evaluating situations, applying rules and guidelines, determining and carrying out appropriate course of action to achieve desired results
Experience in resolving customer complaints related to overnight camping and park rule interpretation
Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment
(a) Two (2) years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; interpretation such as education and environmental awareness programs; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping).
(b) An Associate's degree or higher in Park and Recreation Administration or Natural Resource Management or Environmental Studies; AND Six (6) months of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; interpretation such as education and environmental awareness programs; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping).
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
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.
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This position is full-time, permanent and is located at Valley of the Rogue State Park .
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