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Park Patrol Ranger - Summer Park Ranger Program (Seasonal) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0075)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $13.49 per hour
Maximum Salary: $16.06 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Assistant Park Ranger is a seasonal 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 position reports to the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park Ranger.

Hours: Up to 40 hours per week, Monday - Sunday (hours include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed)

Primary Responsibilities
  • Conduct daily patrols throughout the City’s Park and Open Space System, including nightly evening patrols to lock gates, restrooms, and facilities at dusk, providing customer service to park patrons, educating patrons regarding park rules and regulations, maintaining visitation and patrol logs, conducting park/trail inspections, issuing notices to park patrons in violation of park rules, and cleaning up transient camps and litter within parks property.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations in the park system.
  • Responsible for maintaining visitation and park patrol logs and reports, responding to public comment reports, and conducting trail/park maintenance inspections as needed.
  • Provide information to the public concerning park programs, facilities, historical sites, nature, and wildlife.
  • Provide support at Natural Resource facilities, Visitor Centers, the Ranger Station and other sites as needed.  Duties may include facility staffing, responding to customer inquiries, and interpretive program delivery including nature walks, education programs, facility tours, and canoe trips, workshops support, attending special events, other outreach programs and other operational duties as assigned.  Tasks may include opening/closing facilities, answering phones, greeting visitors, conducting surveys, scheduling and monitoring rentals, working on assigned projects and keeping a neat and clean Visitor Center, and other miscellaneous projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Distributes program marketing including; kiosk updates, brochure and flyer distribution, website updates, etc.
  • Communicate in a professional and courteous manner to all park patrons and City staff.
  • Participate in team meetings and training sessions as required.
  • The position may also provide administrative support and programming assistance to other Parks Department programs areas as needed.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Strong customer service skills, including written and oral English communication, and ability to address the public in a courteous, diplomatic, and professional manner essential.
  • Completion of at least two years of college in natural resource management, environmental education, or other closely related field or two years similar previous experience preferred. 
  • Good computers skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Experience in presenting natural history, environmental education, and other public outreach programs desired.
  • Experience in creating interpretive media including flyers and brochures desired.
  • Previous experience working in the public sector beneficial.
  • Previous experience working with partner and non-profit organizations beneficial.
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions independently.
  • National Criminal History check required on all applicants.
  • Ability to obtain or currently hold Lifeguard Certification.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record according to Department standards. Proof required at time of interview. Applicants will be disqualified under the following circumstances:

* Violation - more than two moving violations in the preceding three years; reckless driving violation within the preceding three years; DUI within the preceding three years.

* Accidents - more than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding three years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of "guilty" or "nolo contendere."


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.
  • Work involves driving or riding in a City vehicle for up to eight hours per day to access patrol sites.
  • 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 Seasonal

  • Must be pre-approved by Human Resources to ensure compliance with the legislation
  • Regularly scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week for which the customary annual employment is six months or less
  • "Customary" means that the nature of the position typically lasts for six months or fewer and that the period of employment begins at approximately the same time each year
  • NOTE: Will be considered full-time and eligible for medical coverage if hours average 30 hours per week or more over a 12-month measurement period (or 130 hours per month)


How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Shannon Armitage via email at or at 425.452.7225.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Lake Hills Ranger Station
15416 SE 16th St
Bellevue, WA 98007