Visitor Experiences Assistant

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OR
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:   

  • Assists with the administration, planning, training and implementation of visitor-focused programs offered throughout the Oregon State Parks system.  Presentations and projects are related to interpretation, outdoor skills instruction, volunteer coordination, outdoor recreation, environmental education, partnership groups, and special events.
  • Assist in developing and delivery of interpretive presentations, facilitating park volunteers, and coordinating special events.
  • Organizing, maintaining and transporting program supplies and equipment.
  • Project assistance related to safe and memorable visitor experiences.
  • Perform informal and formal roving interpretation and customer service throughout the park.
  • May be asked to support staff and volunteers in emergency response to visitor injury incidents.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background in parks, interpretation, environmental education, volunteer coordination, outdoor recreation or tourism preferred.
  • Experience working in one or more of the following program areas: interpretation, outdoor skills instruction, volunteer coordination, outdoor recreation, environmental education, partnerships, and special events.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required; familiarity and some experience in Adobe CS5 or similar design software preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task 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 part of a dynamic team.
  • Applicant must also pass a criminal background check and possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. 
  • Specialized skill in leading guided hikes and nature walks to engage in plant identification, salmon life cycle discussions and southern Oregon pioneer migration discussions.

ORIENTATION, TRAINING, AND EVALUATION:

Visitor Experience Program Assistants will receive a thorough employee orientation and written position expectations from management and/or lead workers. 

  • Training in interpretive skills, Junior Ranger program, Verbal Judo and possibly First Aid/CPR will be provided as appropriate and available. 
  • Project and task-specific training will also be provided as needed as well as on-the-job training and iLearn safety modules to use tools and systems in place. 
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring will be provided by your 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 assigned work locations; must be willing and able to work in a busy, shared office environment and also out-of-doors.
  • 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, all terrain vehicles, possible trailer towing.

WORK SCHEDULE:

40 hours per week typically with 2 consecutive days off.  Weekends, evenings and holidays with some overnight travel is required.

SALARY:

$12.69/hourly minimum, approx. $2200.00 monthly

 

How to Apply:

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED:  beginning March 20th, 2017 until the position is filled.  Apply early for best consideration.

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 you are available.  

 

Send to:

Nathan Seable

Valley of the Rogue State Park

3792 N. River Hwy.

Gold Hill, Oregon

Cell: 542-415-2654

nathan.seable@oregon.gov