Washington State Park Aide (Multiple Locations) 10171 in Washington
Experience the natural beauty of Washington State Parks and get paid to do it! The Park Aideperforms a variety of tasks at a State park, beach, or historical area. A typical work day may include anything from registering campers and collecting camp fees, to cleaning facilities, area beautification, or explaining park rules. The specific duties will have some variation by park location.
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple non-permanent Park Aide positions located throughout Washington for the 2016 Fall/Winter season.
The majority of positions are available beginning November/December and generally last through April/May. A typical season is 3 to 5 months.
Washington has a variety of state parks and activities including day-use, camping, interpretive centers, environmental learning centers, sno-parks and more! The more than 100 State Parks are spread across the state, from sandy coastal beaches and sheltered Puget Sound islands to sun-soaked lakes and lava flows east of the Cascade Mountains. The number of vacancies will vary from park to park.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.
Note: This recruitment will remain open continuously; the hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make hiring decisions at any time and close the recruitment.
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple non-permanent Park Aide positions at the following locations:
Cape Disappointment State Park located in SW Region, Pacific County, Washington. For information on Cape Disappointment State Park, click here. Saint Edward State Park located in NW Region, King County, Washington. For more information on Saint Edwards State Park, click here. Lake Easton State Park located in East Region, Kittitas County, Washington. For more information on Lake Easton State Park, click here. Mount Spokane (Trail) State Park located in East Region, Spokane County, Washington. For more information on Mount Spokane State Park, click here. Lake Sammamish State Park located in NW Region, King County, Washington. For more information on Lake Sammamish State Park, click here. Wallace Falls State Park located in NW Region, Snohomish County, Washington. For more information on Wallace Falls State Park, click here. Belfair State Park located in SW Region, Kitsap County, Washington. For more information on Belfair State Park, click here. Grayland Beach State Parklocated in SW Region, Pacific County, Washington. For more information on Grayland Beach State Park, click here. Ike Kinswa State Park located in SW Region, Lewis County, Washington. For more information on Ike Kinswa State Park, click here.
Under the supervision of the Park Ranger, Park Aides perform a variety of tasks at a State park, beach, or historical area. A typical work day may include anything from registering campers and collecting camp fees, to cleaning facilities, mowing lawns, or explaining park rules. The specific duties will have some variation by park location.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide park information to visitors and answer phones.
- Maintain park facilities through light routine maintenance and janitorial services.
- Perform grounds maintenance work, such as cutting grass, weeding flower beds, pruning shrubs, raking leaves, and picking up litter.
- Maintain park lawns using a mower, weed eater, trimmer, and various maintenance tools.
- Register campers, collect, sort and count revenue; prepare bank transmittals and deposits.
- Perform daily garbage collection and litter control.
- Clean restrooms and stock cleaning supplies.
- Clean rental properties and perform general housekeeping duties including washing windows, scrubbing floors, mopping, and sweeping.
- Drive light truck or other state vehicle to transport supplies and equipment within the park area; haul refuse and garbage. Qualifications
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
Possess a valid driver's license.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
Ability to learn and interpret park rules, area information, and local history and educate park visitors. Ability to lead and instruct others and follow direction. Ability to manage multiple projects and maintain organization, communication, and a reasonable completion time and quality. Ability to operate a variety of hand tools, power tools, and small equipment. Ability to perform general maintenance to park buildings and facilities. Ability to perform janitorial services, including the use of chemicals. Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time. Ability to work in all weather conditions. Ability to work Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ability to learn about equipment servicing, diagnosing, and maintenance.
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 10171when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the following:
- Current resume
- Three professional references
- Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement
All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
NOTE: Selected applicants will be required to successfully complete a fingerprint background investigation.
This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and pay dues or as a non-member pay agency shop fee, non-association fee or a representation fee. The union shop provision shall be effective no later than the 30th day following the effective date of the appointment.
For more information: http://www.hr.wa.gov/recruitment/JobSeekerServices/Pages/UnionInformation.aspx
Diversity Policy Statement
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
- Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
- Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
- Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
- Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
- Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.
The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
For more information about these positions, please contact Steven Loduha at Steven.Loduha@parks.wa.gov or (360)902-8569.
Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent
Job Number: 2016-10171
Department: Parks and Recreation Commission
Closing: 11/8/2016 5:00 PM Pacific
Agency: State of Washington
Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.
Salary: $10.66 - $13.66 Hourly
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA