Washington State Park Openings

Park Aide:

Duties: Perform a variety of tasks at a State park, beach, or historical area. Your 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.

Variety of Locations: Washington State 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-baked lakes and lava flows east of the Cascade Mountains. The number of vacancies will vary from park to park.

Duration: The majority of positions are usually available starting April, May, or June, and generally last through Labor Day (September). A typical non-permanent season is 3 to 5 months. Some positions may be needed to assist during the winter season. Other positions may be needed during the “off season” for special projects.

Salary: From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The above salary reflects this three percent reduction.

For more information on Washington State Parks and locations, click www.parks.wa.gov

 

Park Ranger 2:

Duties: Park Ranger 2s are responsible for protecting, preserving, and enhancing our state parks and natural resources, while insuring the safety and welfare of park visitors. The specific duties will have some variation by Park location.

Variety of Locations: Washington State 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-baked lakes and lava flows east of the Cascade Mountains.

Duration: Positions are anticipated to begin March/April/May and last through September/October. A typical non permanent season is 5 to 8 months.

Salary: From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The above salary reflects this three percent reduction.

Job Suitability Determination: Successful applicant(s) will have a history of law abiding behavior and must pass a background investigation, including a polygraph examination, drug and alcohol screening, and a medical and psychological examination. A physical ability test may be required. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Information obtained in this process will remain confidential.

For more information on Washington State Parks and locations, click www.parks.wa.gov

 

SENIOR PARK AIDE:

Duties: Perform a variety of tasks at a State park, beach, or historical area. Your work day may include anything from registering campers and collecting camp fees and cleaning facilities to performing grounds maintenance and minor repairs on roads, trails, and campgrounds. The specific duties will have some variation by Park location.

Variety of Locations: Washington State 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-baked lakes and lava flows east of the Cascade Mountains. The number of vacancies will vary from park to park.

Duration: The majority of positions are usually available starting April, May, or June, and generally last through Labor Day (September). A typical non-permanent season is 3 to 5 months. Some positions may be needed to assist during the winter season. Other positions may be needed during the “off season” for special projects.

Salary: From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The above salary reflects this three percent reduction. For more information, click here.

For more information on Washington State Parks and locations, click www.parks.wa.gov

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