Salary: $3,096.00 – $3,734.00 Monthly
Location: Kittitas County – Other, WA
Job Type: Seasonal
*The season dates for this position are April 1st (4/1) through October 31st (10/31), yearly.
Department: Parks and Recreation Commission
Job Number: 2023-04036
Closing: 4/17/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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 positioned at Lake Easton State Park within the Central Cascades Area will serve in a leadership role that is key in providing excellent service to our visitors and campers by ensuring the park is clean and safe for all people to enjoy and remember for generations. Lake Easton attracts a wide range of recreational users who enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, camping, swimming, and biking.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to work outdoors alongside a fantastic team with the same passion for stewarding our unique natural resources. We seek someone to join our experienced team in a supportive, collaborative environment. If you want to learn and expand your horizons and leadership skills, let us know and apply!

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.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Leads Park Aides and volunteers.
  • Provides on-site training in park routines and procedures.
  • Communicates assignments to Park Aides and volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Performs daily campground registration tasks, including use of Camis reservation system.
  • Develops and presents interpretive programs.
  • Completes and assists with administrative duties as needed; to include daily reconciliation of funds collected, monthly equipment reports, Monthly Resource Usage (MRU) reports, etc.
  • Participates in agency training requirements and follows uniform standards.
  • Collect revenue; prepare bank transmittals and deposits.
  • 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 parks 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.


  • Customer service experience.
  • Ability to work independently or lead others while using good judgement and problem-solving skills in decision making. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Awareness and willingness to follow safety policies and protocols.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All Washington State Parks employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of hire. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruitment team at   

UNIFORM INFORMATION: All career seasonal 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, and 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. 

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:

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