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 Lake Owyhee State Park near Adrian, 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 (45%)
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 where necessary;
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 unit 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;
Insure that data and photographs concerning assets and projects in HUB 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 HUB;
Provide oversight and management of concession operations at Lake Owyhee State Park.
Staff Supervision (30%)
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;
Participate in hiring interviews and recommend hiring of year-round and seasonal staff;
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;
Conduct business according to the current SEIU/OPRD contract; respond to grievances at level 1.
Office Oversight (15%)
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;
Insure that park areas have up-to-date maintenance and operations plans including.
Visitor Services (10%)
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;
Explain park rules and regulations to park visitors;
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.
Five years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; resource interpretation; special events and activities; etc.) AND/ORpark maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping); AND/ORnatural 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 and2 years of visitor services experience (e.g. rule enforcement; resource interpretation; special events and activities; etc.) AND/ORpark maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping); AND/ORnatural 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/ORpark maintenance experience (e.g., construction trades, landscaping); AND/ORnatural resource technician experience (e.g.: forestry, fish & wildlife).
Knowledge of park and facility operations and maintenance;
Skill in the use of a personal computer for tasks such as send/receive emails, conduct internet searches, complete reservation/accounting/fee collection, prepare incident and other reports;
Experience in performing and leading work requiring thorough knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, painting, grounds keeping and equipment;
Knowledge in prioritizing work and determining the methods, means and personnel (year-round, seasonal, volunteer, inmate crew) by which park operations are to be conducted;
Skill in directing and evaluating the quality and quantity of park maintenance and operations work performed by direct report personnel;
Experience in overseeing the safe use of tools, material and equipment associated with landscape and building maintenance;
Knowledge in maintaining and operating boats and marine facilities such as boat ramps, docks and floating restrooms;
Skill in visitor services including explaining rules and regulations, obtaining visitor compliance with rules, and identifying potential hazards to ensure visitor safety;
Skill in overall responsibility for a busy operation including inventory control, repair/construction project management and oversight of daily operations.
Required to live in the Lake Owyhee State Park residence as a condition of employment.
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:
Oregon Boater Operators License
Hazard Tree Assessment Certification
Professional Officer Safety Training Certification
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.The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. OPRD values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
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