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Park Attendant

Posted: 02/28/2020

PARK ATTENDANT/STEWARD  
 

Position:  Park Attendant/Steward
Department:  Athletics/Parks
Reports to:  Recreation Supervisor-Athletics or Parks  
Location:  Multiple locations
Status:  Seasonal
Hourly Wage:  $13.17-$19.49 hourly




Nature of Work
Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor-Athletics or Parks Operations Manager, the park steward will provide visitor services, protect park resources, and enhance use through education, and communication. This position will work outdoors for extended period of times in a variety of weather conditions and extensive walking around the trails.
 
Essential Functions
  • Cautions  park users regarding unsafe areas
  • Monitors facilities/parks for user compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Patrols parks by foot or motor vehicle to ensure that both natural and man-made hazards are identified and corrected.
  • Protects natural resources through resource management practices.
  • Interprets rules and regulations relative to the facility/park and its condition.
  • Responds to and helps coordinate response to emergencies.
  • Reports hazardous conditions which might interfere with safe usage of facility/park; actively manages hazardous situations such as setting up cones in areas that may present danger to the public or to natural resources.
  • Reports all accidents to Recreation Supervisor-athletics.
  • Interacts with the public to increase awareness of parks rules and regulations.
  • Enforces regulations through education, warnings, and potentially contacting the appropriate authorities.
  • Assists with medical emergencies and other incidents (a responsibility for all EPRD site personnel).
  • Inspects areas for maintenance needs, vandalism, and other hazards.
  • Leads volunteers on work projects (i.e. trail work).
  • Works with teams to accomplish large and small tasks.
  • Provides maintenance services such as trash pick-up and cleaning bathrooms, as needed.
  • Represents Evergreen Park & Recreation at various public events.
  • Assists in traffic control in parking lots for large events and as needed or directed.
 
Management & Supervisory Duties
  • Monitors the activity and the safety of the visitors using the parks, and amenities.
  • Assists management by implementing, overseeing, evaluating and recommending improvements in the day-to-day operations of the program. Is responsible for some elements of supervision over program staff along with the assistance of the Recreation Supervisor-Athletics.  
 
Illustrative Examples of Duties
Exercises leadership over the activities of seasonal and subordinate park rangers and volunteers by:
 
  • Monitors patron activity at the parks and directs traffic when needed.
  • Greets patrons and responds to customer questions and/or directs them to the person who can answer the question
  •    Resolving problems encountered during daily operations, documenting situations and providing this information to the appropriate manager.
 
Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment for self and others.
  • Skill in applying existing guidelines or recommending new approaches to the development and modification of work plans, methods and procedures for the work unit or function.
  • Skill in prioritizing and scheduling work to allow for its efficient and effective completion.
  • Skill in reviewing work for accuracy and completeness.
  • Skill in educating others and enforcing rules and safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of District staff, classes and activities.
  • Knowledge of website.
 
 
Abilities
  • Ability to handle problems areas and conduct oneself in a mature, professional manner, with an emphasis on customer service
  • Ability to learn CPR and first aid techniques sufficient to be able to perform lifesaving measures and render first aid when needed.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
 
Required Training, Experience & Qualifications
  • High school diploma, GED or higher education.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a related area that includes interaction with the general public, educating and communicating with others, and park maintenance.
  • Current CPR and First-Aid certification within two (2) weeks of hire.
  • Current Driver’s License with a clean driving record for the last five years excluding minor traffic violations such as two or less speeding tickets.
 
*Please note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job.
 
The Evergreen Park & Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer.
EPRD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.