Class Title: Assistant Park Steward


Hourly: $20.72 - $27.22 | Monthly: $3592.61 - $4719.16 | Annually: $43111.33 - $56630.03

Benefits: | Seasonal


This classification is responsible for advising and educating the public on District rules and regulations. Serve as a positive presence in the parks by providing assistance, information and education to visitors.


The Assistant Park Steward is distinguished from the Park Steward classification as the Assistant Park Steward handles low-risk violations and reports other information to the Park Steward for appropriate handling.  Whereas the Park Steward is responsible for handling both low and high-risk violations and appropriately handles the situations.


Works under the general supervision of a Manager.  Carries out work independently, but work and decisions are typically reviewed prior to final execution.


Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this position.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitors the District parking lots and other high use parks and trails to ensure patrons are parking in designated areas only.  Provides education and information on parking options.
  • Monitors off-leash dogs at all trails and parks; encourages owners to follow the leash law.  Educates owners on District dog rules and provides information on the locations of District off-leash areas.
  • Provides the public with information about the District’s parks, trails and facilities.
  • Assists at public outreach and educational events in the District’s parks.
  • Encourages river users to be safe by following the rules of the river and whitewater park.
  • Discusses low risk violations of park rules, regulations or ordinances with park users in an effort to generate voluntary compliance.  For high risk violations, repeat offenders, and unlawful activities, reports to a Park Steward, Park Steward Manager or private security officer.
  • Reports hazardous situations and maintenance needs to managers and supervisory staff.
  • Generates maintenance work orders for repairs as needed.
  • Performs basic maintenance tasks as needed, including litter removal.
  • Promotes safe conditions in all park facilities.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other job-duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • The District’s park rules and regulations;
  • Public safety and emergency response protocols; and
  • Some basic maintenance experience including use of hand tools.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Effectively understand and follow oral and written direction;
  • Work independently while also able to work cooperatively with others;
  • Communicate effectively, tactfully and courteously with the public;
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment;
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and respectful working relationships with all contacts;
  • Identify occupational hazards and use safety precautions;
  • Address rule violations, and diffuse difficult situations with the public in a positive, diplomatic and respectful manner;
  • Work with confidential information and maintain confidentiality;
  • Collect behavior observation and dog on leash data and enter in Excel reports;
  • Proficiently operate computers as well as keep current on new computer programs, applications, and upgrades; and
  • Effectively work under pressure and dealing with a wide variety of people.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent; some college courses in communications, public relations or related field preferred; AND
  2. Two years (2) of experience in a similar position working with the public; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Work is performed primarily outdoors in a variety of conditions; may be exposed to excessive temperatures and inclement weather.
  • As needed, time may be spent in an office sitting at a desk or at a computer terminal with exposure to typical office noises and interruptions.
  • Traverse uneven terrain, daily standing, walking and sitting for prolong periods of time.
  • Occasional lifting, moving, dragging, pushing and carrying heavy objects up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Occasional crouching, crawling, bending, kneeling, climbing or balancing.
  • Work requires daily operation of a motor vehicle on public roadways.
  • Work schedule is subject to change including weekends and some holidays.




Benefits: | Seasonal

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