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OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
The Cove Palisades State Park

Visitor Experience Program Staff
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Visitor Experience Program Assistant

ANTICIPATED DURATION OF POSITION: Four month duration in 2014; 652 hours

WORK SCHEDULE: Memorial Day – Labor Day; 40 hours per week with three, consecutive, mid-week days off; weekends, evenings, and holidays. Some overnight travel possible.

SALARY: $11.94 hourly; $1,910.40 monthly

LOCATION/JOB SITE(S): The Cove Palisades State Park, Peter Skeen Ogden Wayside

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: Beginning April 21, 2014 until the position is filled.

POSITIONS DUTIES:
Assists with the administration, planning, training and implementation of visitor-focused programs. Programs and projects are related to interpretation, outdoor skills instruction, volunteer management, outdoor recreation, environmental education, partnership groups, and special events.
• Daily support of and assistance with visitor experience programs and projects, including but not limited to: Let’s Go, interpretive programs, park volunteers, Jr. Ranger programs, and special events.
• Working with a variety of OPRD office and field staff, and park volunteers to ensure consistency in operational procedures, projects, and products.
• Creating, organizing, maintaining, and transporting program supplies and equipment.
• Preparing marketing and program materials for a variety of audiences to support new and ongoing programs.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE:
• Educational background in parks, interpretation, environmental education, volunteer management, outdoor recreation or tourism preferred.
• Experience working in one or more of the following program areas: interpretation, outdoor skills instruction, volunteer management, outdoor recreation, environmental education, partnerships, and special events.
• Specialized skills in developing and safely leading outdoor programs with a wide variety of audiences.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required.
• Ability to multitask on a variety of ongoing simultaneous projects. Independence, creativity and resourcefulness are key in this position.
• Must be willing to communicate openly, ask questions, accept positive criticism, and work as a part of a dynamic team.
• Applicant must also pass a criminal background check and possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

ORIENTATION, TRAINING AND EVALUATION:
Visitor Experience Program Assistants will receive a thorough employee orientation and written position expectations from lead workers. You may attend CORE training. OPRD Safety modules will provide job safety training. Project and task-specific on the job training provided to use tools and systems in place. Ongoing coaching and mentoring will be provided by supervisor and other team members. A final evaluation and exit interview will be provided at the end of the season.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:
• Varied work environments depending on work location; must be willing and able to work in a busy, shared office environment and also out-of-doors, in uniform.
• Computer with e-mail account and access to Internet, phone, audio-visual equipment and other tools provided.
• Operation of a state vehicle expected – may include cars, trucks, vans, or golf carts, possible trailer towing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter and detailed resume which describes your interest and relevant experience. Please be sure to state the dates that you are available.
Send to:
David Slaght, Park Manager
Erin Bennett, Interpretive Ranger
The Cove Palisades State Park
7300 SW Jordan Road
Culver, OR 97734
Phone: 541-546-3412
Fax: 541-546-2220
david.slaght@oregon.gov
erin.bennett@oregon.gov

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