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Posted on: January 21, 2021

State Parks recruiting for permanent and seasonal Park Ranger 1 positions

OLYMPIA – Jan. 21, 2021 – Washington State Parks is hiring multiple Park Ranger 1 positions — both permanent and seasonal — across the state. 

The Park Ranger 1 position has the responsibility to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s state parks and natural resources, while ensuring the safety and welfare of park visitors. These rangers are limited-commission law enforcement officers, meaning they can issue non-traffic civil infraction notices. The Ranger 1 is also responsible for daily operations and maintaining parks and performs a wide range of duties.

The Ranger 1 position is a stepping-stone for those interested in a career as a park ranger. The monthly salary range is $3,446 - $4,509. The recruitment for these positions is open until filled, but it is in the best interest of candidates to submit their application materials by Jan. 29.

Required training
Successful candidates will be required to attend and pass a mandatory one-week training in mid-May.  This training will include certification in defensive tactics, basic first aid and adult/infant CPR (w/AED), radio communications, legal information and other duties and responsibilities specific to the role of a Park Ranger 1.

Learn more and apply online

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam-era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 902-8565, Human Resources office or the Washington Telecommunication Relay Service at (800) 833-6388.

News media contact(s):
Amy Zurfluh, Human Resources, 360-902-8569
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604

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About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

News release number: 21-004

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