Park Aide Extra-Help
Type of Job
$17.21 - $20.92/Hourly
May 23, 2022
About the job
Join Sonoma County Regional Parks Department as a Park Aide - Extra-Help.
This is an exciting opportunity to discover your parks and learn about our County's diverse wildlife and landscapes!
Regional Parks is hiring multiple temporary, extra-help Park Aides to work in locations across the County. As a Park Aide, you will support routine park operations and a variety of Sonoma County Regional Park programs. On-the-job training in park rules, procedures, interpretation, and operations is provided to all Park Aides. In addition, you will assist with:
- Registering campers and collecting fees for day-use and camping
- Explaining park rules and responding to visitor inquiries
- Maintaining and/or monitoring park natural resources
- Performing maintenance and janitorial tasks, including cleaning restrooms
- Supporting special park events and festivals
The Ideal candidate for this position will possess:
- A passion for parks and serving the community
- Experience providing customer service to a diverse population
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Point of sale and cash handling experience
- Organization skills necessary to manage multiple priorities
- Valid Basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Emergency Cardiac Care cards
- Bilingual skills (Spanish) desired but not required
Work locations may vary and work assignments include irregular hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. A candidate's flexibility in workdays and work hours is highly desirable. Park Aides are required to wear a County issued uniform and will receive a voucher toward the purchase of safety boots.
County of Sonoma's Regional Parks includes more than 50 parks, trails, and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes while others feature sports fields, playgrounds, campgrounds, boat launches, and an environmental education center. Regional Parks also offers a range of recreation, education and natural resource programs that enhance the quality of life and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Please visit http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov to learn more about the various programs and resources offered by the Regional Parks Department.
Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.
*Salary is negotiable within the established range. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply Now