Park Attendant/Steward

Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD)
Job Description
Park Attendant/Steward
 
Position:               Park Attendant/Steward
Department:        Lake Operations
Reports To:          Recreation Supervisor-Lake& Recreation Supervisor-Special Events
Oversees:            Lake House Park Activities
Location:              Lake House Park & Trails
Status:                  Seasonal
Hourly Rate:        $11.10-$15.00 hourly
 
 
NATURE OF WORK
 
Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor-Lake House and Recreation Supervisor-Special Events, 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 boaters and 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-lake House and Recreation Supervisor-Special Events.
  • Interacts with the public to increase awareness of parks rules and regulations.
  • Informs patrons of park rules and 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).
  • 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.
  • Assists with events set ups and transitions as needed
  • In necessary situations, will be responsible for driving the ranger boat
 
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY DUTIES
  • Monitors the activity and the safety of the visitors using the Lake House facility, and amenities.
  • Assists supervisors 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-Lake House and Recreation Supervisor-Special Events.  
 
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Exercises leadership over the activities of seasonal and subordinate park rangers and volunteers by:
 
  • Monitors patron activity at the Lake House and directs traffic when needed.
  • Greets patrons and responds to customer questions and/or directs them to the person who can answer the question
  • Developing or modifying event plans, methods and procedures and determining event priorities and work schedules to provide adequate staff/volunteer coverage.
  •    Resolving problems encountered during daily operations, documenting situations and providing this information to the appropriate supervisoR.
 
 
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
 
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices sufficient to be able to perform a variety of lead work functions for volunteers.
  • 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 working with authorities on 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 AND 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.
  • Customer service experience and public interaction preferred.
 
 
Please note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job.
 
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