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Assistant Park Ranger I (1040) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0005)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $14.74 per hour
Maximum Salary: $20.34 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Assistant Park Ranger I is a part time 1040 position offered through the Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department Natural Resource Division.  This position is a front line customer service position directly in contact with the public on a daily basis.  The Assistant Park Ranger I provides environmental program development and delivery, patrolling, marketing, staffing and environmental interpretive support.  The position reports to the Park Ranger.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide Program assistance to the Park Ranger.
  • Design and implement adult and family environmental education and interpretive programs for the Lewis Creek Visitor Center.
  • Provide outreach to the public and communicate park rules and policies to users in a professional and courteous manner. 
  • Provide support at other Natural Resource facilities, Visitor Centers and during events, as needed.  Duties include facility staffing, responding to customer inquiries, and program delivery.  Tasks may include opening/closing facilities, answering phones, greeting visitors, conducting surveys, monitoring rentals, working on assigned projects and keeping a neat and clean Visitor Center.
  • Creating and coordinating interpretive displays and brochures.
  • Position may involve leading weekly canoe tours during summer months.
  • Conduct park patrol duties including park/trail patrols, providing customer service to park patrons, educating patrons regarding park rules and regulations, maintaining visitation and patrol logs, and conducting park/trail inspections.
  • The position may also provide administrative support and programming assistance to other Parks Department and Natural Resource Division program areas as needed.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Completion of at least two years of college in natural resource management, environmental education, or other closely related field or two years experience preferred.
  • Strong customer service and written and oral communication skills essential.  
  • Experience teaching environmental education and interpretive programs to adults and families.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions independently.
  • Previous experience working in the public sector beneficial.
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous, diplomatic, and professional manner essential. 
  • Criminal History check required on all applicants.
  • Experience in developing interpretive media including flyers and brochures desired.
  • Good computers skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint preferred.   
  • Required to possess a valid Washington driver’s license by date of hire.  Must have and maintain a good driving record according to City standards.  Current original drivers abstract required at time of interview.
  • Life Guard certification preferred.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Employee must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions.


Definition of a 1040

There is no specific end date for employees in this status. Therefore, working in this status can be on going for as long as required by business necessity. However, employees in this status cannot work more than 1,040 hours per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

  • On-Going Work of the City - Hired to work a maximum of 20 hours or fewer per week on an on-going basis, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • On-Call – Hired to work on a substitute or on-call basis with no guaranteed minimum hours of work, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Combination Jobs - Can be hired to fill a combination of jobs as long as 20 hours per week or 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Periods of Full Time - Can be assigned to work more than 20 hours per week up to full time on a temporary basis without transforming the assignment to a benefited position, as long 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • If the employee exceeds working 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time in any capacity described above, the employee must be off payroll until January 1 of the new year.
  • Must be hired through the Informal Selection Process.
  • At-will for the duration of the 1040 Part Time status.


How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Alex DySard via email or at 425.452.4195.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Lewis Creek Visitor Center
5808 Lakemont Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98008