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Visitor Experiences Assistant
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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.
40 hours per week typically with 2 consecutive days off. Weekends, evenings and holidays with some overnight travel is required.
$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.
Valley of the Rogue State Park
3792 N. River Hwy.
Gold Hill, Oregon