Senior Park Aide (Belfair State Park) Permanent description image

Senior Park Aide (Belfair State Park) Permanent

Salary: $3,376.00 – $4,072.00 Monthly
Location: Mason County – Belfair, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2024-04527
Department: Parks and Recreation Commission
Opening Date: 04/11/2024
Closing Date: 04/18/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Category: Building Maintenance / Parks and Recreation / Natural Resources / Maintenance
Want to join a great organization?  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages one of the largest, most diverse–and most beautiful—parks systems in the country. With more than 120,000 acres, the system includes 124 developed parks, including 19 marine parks, 11 historical parks, 35 heritage sites, 13 interpretive centers and approximately 500 miles of long-distance recreation trails. And the agency is staffed with nearly 1000 employees (summers), who are some of the most passionate employees you’ll find anywhere. We love what we manage and what we do. For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.

The Senior Park Aide position plays a vital role in the success of Belfair State Park by providing ultimate leadership to staff and care for all aspects of the park. In this position you will lead seasonal staff on daily assignments as well as special projects. You will be a leader in all aspects of park maintenance, customer service, and seasonal staff training.

This position will be filled with someone who has a flexible schedule, enjoys working in the outdoors, is enthusiastic about working both in a team and individual environment, and is confident in their skills and abilities to be detail oriented with an overall goal of improving Belfair State Park providing an experience to visitors that connects all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. Become a member of the Belfair State Park Team as the Senior Park Aide! 




Under the supervision of a Park Ranger, this position is essential to Washington State Park’s mission of operating, enhancing, interpreting and protecting our park’s recreational, cultural, historical and natural sites. This position assists with the aforementioned mission and related tasks, and serves as a lead, training park aide and volunteer staff in daily operations and routine maintenance of the park. The Senior Park Aide may also lead Park Aide staff and volunteers in task delegation and other communication. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Leads Park Aides.
  • Cleans and performs maintenance on campsites, picnic sites, trails and roads.
  • Maintains Park lawns using a mower, weed eaters, trimmers and various other tools. This includes cleaning the equipment, fueling and maintaining, recording use and reporting any problems.
  • Cleans and performs maintenance on all park buildings including restrooms using various cleaning compounds and supplies. Cleans toilets, urinals, sinks, showers, walls, fixtures, doors and building exteriors.
  • Assists with Daily camping registration program.
  • Provide information including educating the public regarding park rules and regulations, local events, activities, walks and talks, and historic information.
  • Assist with interpretive programs and develop displays and camp events.
  • Completes and assists with administrative duties as needed; to include daily reconciliation of funds collected, monthly equipment reports, etc.
  • Participates in agency training requirements and follows uniform standards.
  • Provide Park information to visitors and answer park phone.





  • Twelve (12) months of experience in building maintenance or grounds keeping, or performing semi-skilled/general carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing repair work.


  • Six (6) months cumulative experience as a Park Aide (or equivalent). 


  • Twelve (12) months experience in a special employment program (Washington Conservation Corps) with a park’s agency. A combination of experience (WCC and Park Aide) may be used provided candidate has at least three months experience as a Park Aide (or equivalent).


  • A valid unrestricted driver’s license (other than corrective lenses).
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Ability to work independently or lead others while using good judgement and problem-solving skills in decision making.
  • Self-starter who can see a project through to completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
All permanent Senior Park Aides are required to wear a uniform.  A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of a Senior Park Aide and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks’ employee.  This position will receive 4 shirts within the first year (2 shirts per calendar year after year 1), 1 jacket (per 5 calendar years), 1 baseball cap, a clothing stipend of $150.00 per calendar year.  Stipends are intended to offset the cost of clothing worn in the workplace such as pants, boots, raingear, etc.


Supplemental Information

To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at  You must attach or embed in your application the following: 

  • Three professional references, if not completed in the application process.
NOTE:  Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  For more information:
Diversity Policy Statement:
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.
The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.
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 veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
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For information about this position, please contact Wesley Patterson at or (360) 490-3866. 


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