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Park Ranger 3 (Emigrant Springs State Park)
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Park Ranger 3 (Emigrant Springs State Park)
Park Ranger 3 (Emigrant Springs State Park)



Park Ranger 3 (Emigrant Springs State Park)


$3,273.00 - $4,765.00 Monthly


Meacham, OR

Job Type



Parks & Recreation-Operations

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5/4/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

+ The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is currently recruiting for a Park Ranger 3 position located at Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area, located near Meacham, Oregon.

+ This is a permanent, full time position, represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU).

+ This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

For more information about the Blue Mountain Management Unit (Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area) click here

What you will do:

The Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area Park Ranger 3 position is responsible to conduct a specific, major program or facility at the management unit, park district or region level with a high degree of independence and technical expertise in specialized park skills (e.g.: resource interpretation, cultural and natural resource restoration, complex utility operations or maintenance programs, park rule enforcement, visitor services, etc.). The person in this position will coordinate activities across management unit boundaries and will mentor permanent and seasonal employees throughout the park region in specialized skills related to the maintenance and operations of OPRD programs and properties.

For a list of specific duties, working conditions and responsibilities, click here

Additional Position Requirements:

+ Have a criminal history background check that meets OPRD criteria at the time of hire and throughout employment.

+ Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of hire and throughout employment with a driving record that meets OPRD standards.

+ Must wear OPRD supplied uniform and comply with appearance code while on duty.

+ Must comply with and adhere to applicable federal, state, local, and agency rules, laws, standards and policies.

+ Obtain and maintain one or more of the following after appointment, as applicable or required to perform duties of the position:

+ First Aid/CPR Certification

+ OPRD Enforcement Officer Status

+ OPRD Cultural Resource Training

+ Volunteer Services Leader Training

Park Ranger 3 Minimum Qualifications:

+ Five 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).


+ A Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies and 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).


+ An Associate's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or Natural Resource Management or Environmental Studies and 3.5 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).

Desired Attributes

+ Experience in park and facility operations and maintenance and/or natural resource land management.

+ Strong and positive interpersonal skills for community outreach, leading volunteers and leading individuals. "Verbal judo" or similar tactical communications method for assisting upset customers.

+ Excellent written communication skills including preparing written reports, proposals and project plans.

+ Experience in planning and organizing equipment, materials and staff/volunteers to accomplish work such as trail building, construction projects and landscaping.

+ Adjust to shifting priorities and emerging issues while managing time and multiple projects.

+ Positive approach to finding solutions/problem solving skills.

+ Ability to work independently and lead others with minimum direct supervision.

Only candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and with work experience most closely meeting the requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.


We will consider only complete application packets received by 11:59 p.m. on the close date listed on this announcement.

1. Complete E-recruit application: You must apply online, no paper applications will be accepted.

2. Supplemental Questions: The work experience section of your application must verify your responses to all the supplemental questions and show you meet the minimum qualifications. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions, "see resume" or "see application" will not substitute for a response.

NOTE: A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

Email Address

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.

NEOGOV Help Line

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV for support at

Work Authorization

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Criminal Records/DMV Check

Applicants are subject to both a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification. Information obtained in this process will remain confidential.


Oregon Parks & Recreation Department uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

Alternate Format

If you have a disability and need an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may email recruitment at please describe the alternate format needed.

Veterans Preference

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Application Reference Number: OPRD18-0071OC

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Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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