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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. ~
Oregon State Parks are special places, and they need special people to keep them operating at their best. Park Ranger Supervisors help lead their Ranger team to do their best work, whether that's maintaining a popular trail, cleaning trash from ocean beaches or ensuring a guest has a positive experience that will last them a lifetime. Supervisors work closely with park managers to execute their vision for the park and its precious natural resources.
What you will do!
You will work at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park near Florence, Oregon. This recruitment is for one, full-time, permanent position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. This is a Management Service position that exercises supervisory authority over assigned staff.
As a Park Ranger Supervisor, you will provide direct, day-to-day supervision of paid permanent, seasonal and temporary employees and volunteer staff in the protection of state park lands, natural and cultural resources, and in the maintenance, operation and repair of state park structures, facilities, equipment and utility systems as an assistant to a Park Manager.
The following duties may be performed, but are not limited to:
Project/Program Management (50%)
- Conduct boundary inspections for trespass violations; inspect properties for negative impacts to natural and cultural resources;
- Maintain an appropriate inventory of maintenance and operations supplies and materials;
- Write materials or work specifications, obtain quotations, purchase materials or authorize work based upon state purchasing policy;
- Dispose of surplus property by following approved procedures;
- Develop specific plans, including: employee, material, equipment and budget needs, for the completion of all management unit projects and programs;
- Provide opportunities for and actively seek volunteer participation in park maintenance and operations projects and visitor services programs. Work with Friends groups, Partners-in Parks, camp hosts, extended service hosts and volunteer individuals or groups to supplement paid staff;
- Provide training, materials, tools and equipment to volunteers;
- Research and promote the most efficient and cost effective methods of park maintenance and operations while insuring that OPRD maintenance standards are met on all facilities and properties;
- Oversee difficult or complex assignments in landscape maintenance, facility and utility system maintenance, repair and rehabilitation and new construction. Such assignments may require blueprint and contract reading, carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, masonry, asphalting, painting and other construction knowledge or skills.
- Work with the district manager and OPRD staff to effectively manage natural and cultural resources within OPRD guidelines and in a manner which will protect resource values, especially native plants and rare, threatened and endangered species, significant wetlands, and cultural or historic properties contained on park lands;
- Inspect park properties and facilities to identify potential hazards;
- Ensure that data and photographs concerning assets and projects in OPRIS is current;
- Use HUB as a planning and scheduling tool for maintenance and construction activities;
- Insure that completed maintenance and construction activity data is entered in OPRIS;
Staff Supervision (25%)
- Directly plan and supervise the maintenance, operation and interpretation, rehabilitation and construction activities for all park properties. Give direction to individuals or teams composed of permanent, seasonal, and/or temporary State Park employees, Oregon Youth Corps, Department of Corrections inmates, juvenile inmates, court appointed volunteers, private employment agency clients, cooperating association members and other group or individual volunteers;
- Supervise the implementation and operation of OPRD revenue programs;
- Support the OPRD's affirmative action plan and maintain a work environment free from harassment and discrimination; promptly investigate complaints;
- Provide orientation and training for new employees; provide employee development and safety training opportunities for all employees;
- Complete performance evaluations for seasonal and permanent employees;
- Ensure that staff complies with OPRD policies and procedures;
- Initiate performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions; and
- Conduct business according to the current SEIU/OPRD contract; respond to grievances at level 1.
Visitor Services (20%)
- Develop special events and programs, in cooperation with OPRD and Region Visitor Services Teams;
- Obtain visitor compliance with park area rules and regulations; issue written warnings and park citations and notices of exclusion as necessary;
- Insure that factual, interesting information about local attractions and OPRD properties and programs is provided to park visitors, news media, service clubs and civic organizations;
- Inspect park properties and facilities to identify potential hazards;
- Seek voluntary visitor compliance with park area rules and regulations; issue verbal and written warnings as necessary;
- Explain park rules and regulations to park visitors;
- Issue citations for rule violations as necessary; prepare related reports; testify in court as required; and
- Issue notices of exclusion as needed.
Office Oversight (5%)
- Supervise office activities to insure that various field reports are prepared in a timely and accurate manner;
- Maintain timely and accurate equipment service records, safety inspection reports, hazardous tree surveys, and capital inventory;
- Plan the management unit goals and objectives and budget;
- Insure that budget expenditure controls, monitoring systems, purchasing and contracting procedures are followed;
- Participate in meetings with the region leadership team; communicate frequently with the district and region managers in person, by phone, e-mail; and
- Ensure that park areas have up-to-date maintenance and operations plans including.
- 5 years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; resource interpretation; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR park maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping); AND/OR natural resource technician experience (e.g.: forestry, fish & wildlife) OR;
- A Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or a related field and 2 years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; resource interpretation; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR park maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping); AND/OR natural resource technician experience (e.g.: forestry, fish & wildlife) OR;
- An Associate's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or a related field and 3.5 years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; resource interpretation; special events and activities; etc.) AND/OR park maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping); AND/OR natural resource technician experience (e.g.: forestry, fish & wildlife).
- Experience in basic park resource and facility operations and maintenance and/or resource interpretation;
- Experience in determining the methods, means and personnel (year-round, seasonal, volunteer, inmate crew) by which park operations are to be conducted;
- Experience in assigning work to be done;
- Experience in evaluating the quality and quantity of park maintenance and operations work performed by direct report personnel;
- Knowledge in providing performance feedback to direct report personnel;
- Skill in preparing park-related reports, for example: revenue, day and overnight use, incident analysis;
- Knowledge in overseeing the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape and building maintenance; and
- Experience in leading work requiring the performance of plumbing, carpentry, painting, grounds-keeping tasks.
- Have a criminal history check and driving record check that meets OPRD criteria at the time of hire and throughout employment;
- Must wear OPRD supplied uniform and comply with appearance code while on duty;
- Obtain and maintain one or more of the following after appointment:
- First Aid/CPR Certification;
- Valid Driver's License; and
- Enforcement Officer Status.
Compensation: Salary range is $3,945 - $5,551 per month.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to diversity and pay equity.