Park Operations Pathway 1 (High School)

Park Operations Pathway: You like being outdoors and in nature, and are organized. You're a "jack-of-all-trades" and open to learning new skills. You'll learn about how the parks work, and gain new skills and knowledge about taking care of the parks, construction, and other cool things.

Student Laborer

What You'll Do

  • Various tasks, such as sweeping paths, loading and unloading supplies, and general cleaning.
  • Job description

Requirements

  • 15.5 to 20 years old
  • Finished 10th grade
  • Attending a high school, trade school, college, or university

Can You..

  • Follow directions?
  • Maintain a positive attitude?
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships?
  • Interact well with the public?

Gate Attendant

What You'll Do

  • Customer service tasks, such as greeting visitors, answering questions and providing information
  • Other tasks such as maintaining supply inventories and communicating with staff and public safety officials during emergencies.
  • Job description

Requirements

  • At least 16 years old
  • Completed 10th grade
  • Go to a high school, trade school, college, or university

Can You..

  • Pass a cash-handling test and do basic math?
  • Provide excellent service?
  • Follow directions?
  • Communicate well verbally?
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships?
  • Interact well with the public?
  • Stay calm under pressure?

Park Services Attendant

What You'll Do

  • Customer service tasks such as providing park information and answering phones
  • Routine maintenance of the park and district vehicles
  • Boat and trailer inspections
  • Protect natural resources
  • Administrative tasks such as completing revenue reports and keeping logs of visitor and campground usage
  • Respond to emergencies and complete incident reports
  • Job description

Requirements

  • Gradated high school, or equivalent 
  • At least 6 months of paid experience, which has demonstrated the ability to handle cash and provide quality customer service
  • A valid California driver's license

Can You..

  • Follow written and verbal instructions?
  • Do basic math, enough to handle fee collection and making change?
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships?
  • Interact well with the public and provide excellent service?
  • Perform routine maintenance duties?
  • Learn how to use office equipment?

Park Ranger II

What You'll Do

  • Park Maintenance, such as weeding, mowing, painting, removing invasive plants, repairing stairs, and minor building repairs
  • Operating and maintaining district vehicles and equipment
  • Customer service tasks such as providing information to visitors, answering phones, and maintaining good relations with neighbors and homeowners' associations
  • Patrol the parks, trails and waterways
  • Protect natural resources and assist with conservation projects,
  • Administrative tasks such as ordering supplies, completing revenue reports, and keeping logs
  • Respond to emergencies and complete incident reports
  • Job description

Requirements

  • At least three years of experience at East Bay Regional Park District as a Park Ranger I OR
  • Three years of recent experience in landscape/park facility maintenance, construction, or a related field and which demonstrates the ability to provide quality customer service
  • Graduated high school, or equivalent 
  • A valid driver's license

(note: One year of relevant, college-level course work, or successful completion of one year of related classes at a trade or vocation school may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience)

Can You..

  • Follow written and verbal instructions?
  • Communicate well both verbally and in writing?
  • Do basic math, enough to handle fee collection and making change?
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships?
  • Interact well with the public and provide excellent service?
  • Perform routine maintenance duties?
  • Learn how to use office equipment?
  • Lift and move up to 60 pounds?
  • Lead and instruct others in maintenance and repair activities?
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