Park Aide Multiple Parks 00173

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


** Please note**
Washington State Parks is will pausing our hiring processes through April 5, 2020, so that we may focus on work related to Corona virus response. If you apply for a position, you may not hear back from us until after that date.

Experience the natural beauty of Washington State Parks and get paid to do it! The Park Aide performs a variety of tasks at a State park, beach, or historical area. A typical work day may include anything from registering campers and collecting camp fees, to cleaning facilities, area beautification, or explaining park rules. The specific duties will have some variation by park location.


This recruitment will be used to fill multiple non-permanent Park Aide positions located throughout the Sequim Bay Area; Sequim Bay and Bogachiel State Parks. Most positions are 3-5 months in duration, beginning in April-May. The number of vacancies and housing availability will vary from park to park.

Positions may be scheduled to work 40 hours a week during the busiest months but may be scheduled for less than full-time at the beginning and end of the season

What's a typical day for a Park Aide? Click Here to find out more!

To read about current and former park aides' experiences, click Here!

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View a testimonial from a current senior park aide, Here! 

Note: This recruitment will remain open continuously; the hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make hiring decisions at any time and close the recruitment.

Sequim Bay State Park - (located in Clallam County) is a year-round, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast in the Sequim 'rainshadow,' just inside Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula. The bay is calm and the air is dry, thus making this a popular marine park with boaters. Other features include a tennis court, baseball field, horseshoe pits, beach combing, interpretive opportunities, and the paved Olympic Discovery Trail.

Bogachiel State Park - (located in Clallam County) is a thickly forested 123-acre camping park on the banks of the Bogachiel River. 'It isn't the end of the world, but you can see it from there.' So goes a popular Northwest saying about this vicinity. The remote park, located on the tip of the Hoh Rainforest of Washington state, abounds in lush vegetation.


Under the supervision of the Park Ranger, Park Aides perform a variety of tasks at a State Park, beach, or historical area. A typical work day may include anything from registering campers and collecting camp fees, to cleaning facilities, mowing lawns, or explaining park rules. The specific duties will have some variation by park location.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • All positions - Maintain park facilities through light routine maintenance and janitorial services.
  • Perform grounds maintenance work, such as cutting grass, weeding flower beds, pruning shrubs, raking leaves, and picking up litter.
  • Maintain park lawns using a mower, weed eater, trimmer, and various maintenance tools.
  • Provide park information to visitors and answer phones.
  • Register campers, collect, sort and count revenue; prepare bank transmittals and deposits.
  • Perform daily garbage collection and litter control.
  • Clean restrooms and stock cleaning supplies.
  • Clean rental properties and perform general housekeeping duties including washing windows, scrubbing floors, mopping, and sweeping.
  • Drive light truck or other state vehicle to transport supplies and equipment within the park area; haul refuse and garbage.
  • Qualifications


  • Must be a minimum of 17 years old.
  • Possess a valid (unrestricted) driver's license. - If your DL is out of state (other than WA State), you will be required to show proof of a valid and current unrestricted driver's license at the time of the interview.

  • JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Ability to learn and interpret park rules, area information, and local history and educate park visitors.
    Ability to lead and instruct others and follow direction.
    Ability to manage multiple projects and maintain organization, communication, and a reasonable completion time and quality.
    Ability to operate a variety of hand tools, power tools, and small equipment.
    Ability to perform general maintenance to park buildings and facilities.
    Ability to perform janitorial services, including the use of chemicals.
    Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time.
    Ability to work in all weather conditions.
    Ability to work Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
    Ability to learn about equipment servicing, diagnosing, and maintenance.

    All non-permanent Park Aides are required to wear a uniform. A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of a Park Aide and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee. All non-permanent Park Aides will receive 2 shirts, 1 baseball cap, and a clothing stipend of $75.00 per calendar year. Some position may qualify for a $150 clothing stipend depending on the length of the position. Clothing stipends are intended to offset the cost of clothing worn in the workplace such as pants, boots, raingear, etc.

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