Seasonal Park Worker
Metro - Blue Lake Regional Park, OR

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Come to our Seasonal Park Worker open house!
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Where: The Lake House at Blue Lake Park

When: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meet the park managers and rangers. Learn more about the park and our seasonal positions. Please apply online before you attend. Recruitment for this position will close once the positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed when received. Work locations:
Blue Lake Regional Park located in Fairview, Oregon*
Oxbow Regional Park located in Gresham, Oregon
Note: Blue Lake and Oxbow Regional Parks are not on bus routes and public transportation in the area is limited.
*Seasonal Park Workers also may be assigned to work at other Metro properties, including boat ramps, cemeteries and other park sites.

Multiple full and part-time temporary positions are available. The number of hours scheduled per week and shifts assigned may vary based on weather and park usage. Duration: Through the summer season.

Workers will be asked to do a variety of jobs, including customer service, custodial and grounds maintenance and/or fee collection.

Essential Job Duties:

An employee in this position must be able to perform all of the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation; however, this list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform.

Fee Collection
Collects fees at park entrance booths and campgrounds; answers questions and distributes park information. Operates cash register and credit card machine. Performs cash handling and reconciliation. Previous cash handling experience preferred.

Custodial and Grounds Maintenance
Performs grounds maintenance, including mowing, trimming, weeding, irrigation and garbage removal at developed parks, cemeteries and natural areas. Ensures that visitor areas are clean, orderly and properly maintained; cleans, maintains and restocks rest rooms; sweeps and mops floors; cleans sinks, mirrors, counters, toilets and urinals.

Customer Service
Assists in providing a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors. Under the direction of Park Rangers, provides information and assistance at picnics, campsites, weddings, special events and cemeteries. Explains and informs guests of park rules and regulations; monitors restricted use areas; keeps records of incidents, accidents and enforcement actions.

Minimum Requirements:
  • At least 18 years old
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a criminal history check and a driving records check
  • Ability to operate, or learn to operate, a case register and credit card machine, handle cash and reconcile funds
  • Ability to operate vehicles and equipment
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional and cooperative attitude when dealing with the public
  • Ability to communicate clearly and follow directions; ability speak another language is preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and follow Metro safety policies, practices, and procedures.

Additional Information:

Online applications: Metro now accepts job applications online. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application, or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources (503) 797-1570.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): New employees will pay the employee portion of the PERS contribution.

Representation: This position is not represented .

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans’ preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans’ preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Criminal background check: In order to protect the well being of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro will conduct criminal background checks on all internal and external final applicants selected for Metro positions, including volunteers and interns. Employment at Metro is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check. By signing this application for employment, you are consenting to a background check, which includes a criminal history and a driving records check. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources and provided a copy of the Fair Credit Reporting Act prior to initiation of a background check.

Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law. Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

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