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Park Aide (Lake Easton) 09680
at State of Washington
- Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.
Please Note - The expected duration of these part-time, non-permanent appointments will be four (4) months. They are scheduled to start in December.
For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.
This posting will remain open until filled. It is in the candidate's best interest to apply before October 28th, 2019 when a first review of applicants will be completed. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position at any time after that date without notice.
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, shoveling snow, snow removal, mowing lawns, or explaining park rules.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide park information to visitors and public in person and over the phone.
- Sell Discover Passes and Sno-park permits.
- Maintain park facilities through light routine maintenance and janitorial services.
- Monitor sledding hills for hazards.
- Assist with traffic control and work with Ranger to correct hazardous conditions.
- 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 in winter road conditions.
- Must be at least 17 years old.
- Valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver's license - If your DL is out of state (other than WA State), you will be required to show proof of a valid and current unrestricted driver's license at the time of the interview.
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.
All non-permanent Park Aides are required to wear a uniform. A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of a Park Aide and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee. All non-permanent Park Aides will receive 2 shirts, 1 baseball cap, and a clothing stipend of $75.00 per calendar year. Some position may qualify for a $150 clothing stipend depending on the length of the position. Clothing stipends are intended to offset the cost of clothing worn in the workplace such as pants, boots, raingear, etc.
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HOW TO APPLY:
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 09680 when searching for the job announcement. You must embed in your application three professional references.
*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: Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For more information: http://www.dop.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.