Looking for a summer job? We have just that! Cottonwood Canyon State Park and Deschutes State Recreation Area are looking to hire multiple Park Ranger Assistants for the summer season.
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.
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.
For more information, and to apply, visit the Oregon State Parks hiring page.
Other open positions with Oregon State Parks can be found here.