State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SENIOR PARK AIDE
Under the direct supervision of a Park Ranger or Construction and Maintenance Project Specialist-Parks, performs semi-skilled repairs, maintenance and grounds keeping activities in a state park or park area.
This class is distinguished from Park Aide by the designation as Lead Worker of Park Aides, or the specific assignment of semi-skilled maintenance or grounds keeping work within a park or park area (i.e., irrigation maintenance/repairs, campsite or Environmental Learnings Center reservation and registrations).
Under the supervision of a park ranger, leads a crew of Park Aides in:
Making daily inspection and cleaning of comfort stations, vault toilets, kitchen/picnic shelters and other agency facilities and grounds;
Mowing and trimming all cultivated lawn and rough areas; operating riding lawn mower, weed trimmer, power mower (push type) and tractor with flail mower; performing other grounds maintenance work such as weeding flower beds, pruning shrubs, and raking leaves;
Providing clean environments for park users by keeping grounds free of litter, debris or illegal garbage dumps; cleaning stoves and braziers weekly; cleaning campsites and raking tent pads;
Performing routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and vehicles;
Maintaining and repairing park trails and roads; clearing brush, limbs and trees using hand and power tools; filling and leveling trails/roads using hand tools; patrolling for and removing litter from these areas;
Under the supervision of a Construction and Maintenance Project Specialist or park ranger, assists in general repair and maintenance of buildings, facilities, equipment and utility systems; repairs or replaces faucet washers, toilet and urinal flush valves; repairs or replaces hinges, handles and other minor hardware; repairs or replaces defective light bulbs and minor electrical fixtures, resets electrical breakers;
As a Park Specialist, operates hand and automatic irrigation systems making minor repairs to irrigation and domestic water systems;
Assists park ranger with park administration duties as assigned; registers campers and processes reservations for camping and day use; utilizes computer for reports and correspondence; collects and accounts for camp fees and prepares for transmittal; answers phone and provides information to the public;
Attends annual and monthly training, including fire school, defensive driving, park technical training, hazardous chemicals, radio procedures, infectious diseases and safety meetings;
Answers visitor questions about the facilities, day use, campground, self-registration and directions to local merchants; hands out printed materials of areas of interest, recreation facilities and public services; advises park users of park violations and directs them to rangers for questions; reports violations to rangers and assists with park emergencies; opens or closes park gates;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: general grounds keeping and/or maintenance practices; use and care of materials and tools used in minor repair and maintenance of park buildings, facilities and equipment.
Ability to: lead and instruct others; give directions; perform varied manual tasks; operate a variety of hand and power tools and other mechanical equipment safely and with a reasonable degree of skill; meet public in a courteous and friendly manner; work outdoors in all types of weather extremes; perform prolonged physical labor; understand and follow written and oral instructions; learn and understand park rules and regulations; communicate park rules and regulations to others; make sound, common sense judgments and decisions.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Twelve months of experience in building maintenance or grounds keeping, or performing semi-skilled/general carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing repair work.
Six months cumulative experience as a Park Aide or equivalent or twelve months experience in a special employment program (i.e., WCC) with a parks agency.
A combination of experience (i.e., WCC and Park Aide) may be used providing the candidate has at least three months experience as a Park Aide or equivalent staff.
Note: Applicants must possess a valid unrestricted (other than corrective lenses) driver’s license at the time of appointment.
Class Specification History
New class adopted June 9, 1995.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 97051); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007. Salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2015, effective 7/1/2015.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.