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Park Ranger

Park Ranger

Job ID: 106497

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Wednesday, July 27, 2022. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

Annual Pay Range: $ 48,839.85 - $ 61,423.60

Hourly Pay Range: $ 23.480695 - $ 29.530575

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

This is a full time County position represented by AFSCME.

Clackamas County Parks seeks an experienced parks professional to join our team as a Park Ranger.

Our Park Rangers provide excellent customer service and a wide range of services and assistance to park visitors. They perform various tasks to protect, maintain, operate, and repair county park lands, natural areas, campgrounds, and day-use areas. The selected candidate will work primarily outdoors at county parks and campgrounds and interact with a wide range of visitors positively and professionally.

The Park Ranger is responsible for professionally representing the county and enhancing the image of the county by communicating effectively and providing services and assistance to visitors and leadership to seasonal staff. In addition, the incumbent enforces county ordinances and regulations for the use of county parks by ensuring safety compliance and preparing and issuing written warnings and citations to visitors as necessary, performing administrative and facilities maintenance tasks, and scheduling, leading, and coordinating the work of personnel in park maintenance and landscaping activities.

Our County Parks program provides outdoor recreation, camping, and land stewardship services to residents and visitors so they can experience clean, safe, and healthy recreation and natural resource opportunities in rural Clackamas County.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply in that spirit.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of four (4) years of related park and recreation experience
• Experience leading or supervising staff or volunteers
• Experience with basic math, budgets, reports, and record keeping
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Basic carpentry, plumbing, landscaping, and small equipment maintenance skill
• American Red Cross CPR/PR, and First Aid certifications within 6 months of employment
• A State of Oregon Pesticide Applicator License within 6 months of employment.
• Ability to work irregular shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime as necessary
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Must pass a post-offer physical assessment; accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Basic computer and software skills
• Experience with reservation systems
• Experience operating water or sewer systems
• Training in tactical communications or de-escalation techniques

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Provides customer service to park patrons and supports temporary and/or seasonal employees in understanding and providing customer service; provides assistance during emergencies; prepares park for special events; assists in traffic control, parking and set up.

Collects and accounts for fees in park day use and campground areas; enforces user fee compliance; ensures parks close at scheduled times and may close park as necessary.

Enforces county ordinances and regulations pertaining to the use of county parks; maintains park safety and health standards; ensures safety compliance; prepares and issues written warnings and citations; may appear in court to represent County's position related to citation.

Provides leadership by prioritizing projects, leading seasonal staff, and overseeing park operations and maintenance work; assists Park Maintenance Coordinator in working with contractors on small projects; supervises and trains a crew of temporary, community service workers or jail trustees, while creating on-going project lists for the park; trains and provides daily work schedules; interviews and recommends hiring of seasonal employees.

Develops and maintains manual and computerized reports including park maintenance management plans, budgets and daily activity reports for assigned parks; logs and records concerning park maintenance completed, warnings and citations issued, repairs made and supplies used; provides input and assistance in ordering supplies for parks.

Performs a wide variety of skilled and semiskilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of parks, park facilities, marine facilities and other public areas such as repairing restroom plumbing, installing or repairing playground equipment, or installing manual and automatic irrigation systems; operates, repairs and maintains a variety of machines, hand and power tools and equipment used to build, repair and replace park improvements and infrastructure; performs campground and day use area cleaning and maintenance and repair such as mowing lawns, clearing roads and trails, cleaning/restocking restrooms, removing garbage and litter and planting and cultivating trees, shrubs and lawn; repairs/replaces plumbing drains, lines and sewer or irrigation systems.

Working Knowledge of: Laws, rules, and ordinances pertaining to park use; techniques of supervision; techniques and practices of grounds, landscape and building construction and maintenance; use, operation, maintenance and repair of building and park maintenance equipment and tools, including trailers, tractors, mowers, blowers, edgers, chain saws and other hand and power tools; occupational hazards and basic safety practices and procedures; methods for handling hazardous materials, including landscaping chemicals, paints and thinners, gasoline, chemicals and cleaning solutions; basic techniques of painting, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and cement finishing; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs; basic budgeting and record keeping techniques; report development; basic math.

Skill to: Plan and oversee the work of and train assigned maintenance crews, establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, contractors, community service workers, volunteers and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; interpret and enforce park rules and regulations; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; operate computer software; safely operate motor vehicles and manual and power tools; repair and maintain small gasoline engines; install and repair underground irrigation systems; including water scheduling and programming of automatic irrigation controls; read and understand landscaping plans and specifications; construct/repair a variety of park improvements including playground equipment, walkways, tables, benches, steps, trails, campsites, planters, barbecues, and fire pits; install/maintain signs, posts, gates and fences; accurately count and handle cash transactions.

Duties are performed outdoors in a variety of conditions, including excessive temperatures, inclement weather and exposure to various hazardous chemicals. Positions require strenuous physical exertion and agility, including climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, twisting, pushing, pulling and lifting objects.

Requires working irregular shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays, and may work overtime as necessary.

This position works 40 hours per week in a County department that is open 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Shifts for this position include evenings, weekends and holidays. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for the position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).




Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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