Linn County Parks is recruiting for park caretakers at Coldwater Cove

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT  CLASSIFICATION TITLE OF THE JOB:  Park Caretaker CLASSIFICATION NUMBER: N/A CLASSIFICATION CATEGORY:  Seasonal Temporary, Non-Benefited Position working 40 hours per week. DEPARTMENT:  Linn County Parks and Recreation Park is located along Hwy 126 in the USFS – McKenzie River Ranger District (Coldwater Cove); for a full list of parks please visit  This park is remote in location and not near city services.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:  (Depending on assigned Park location, you may be required to perform any or all of these essential job functions):  

  • Greet park guests; answer questions; share local recreation opportunities with guests.
  • Provide a quality recreational experience for park guests; display a kind and helpful attitude.
  • Clean and stock restrooms, clean fire pits, garbage removal.
  • Maintain parks grounds including weeding, pruning of shrubs and trees.
  • Routine maintenance and minor repairs of park facilities.
  • Assure cleanliness of campsites between guests; clean and maintain day use areas.
  • Sell firewood and/or ice.
  • Assist guest with FC/FS registration and site selection, if needed.
  • Immediately report any maintenance concerns, unsafe conditions or needed repairs to your supervisor.
  • Fee collection.
  • May include other specific duties as agreed upon with park staff.
  • Required to work, and live, in the campground.
  • Must have leadership skills and be able to work independently.
  • Must have strong customer service skills; enjoy working in an environment with extensive public contact.
  • Ability to learn park rules, area information, and educate park visitors.
  • Ability to follow directions, manage multiple tasks to parks standards and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Position requires frequent standing, walking, squatting, bending, kneeling, twisting, and repetitive forward and overhead reaching.  Ability to lift/carry 40lbs. and push objects weighing up to 75lbs; Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move safely over rough and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to safely operate a variety of maintenance and landscaping tools.
  • Perform janitorial services, including the use of chemicals.
  • Ability to tow own RV in and out of campgrounds in emergency situations.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a First Aid/AED Card.
QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be a graduate from a senior high school or have your GED; possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record and pass a criminal background check. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of hire.   Hosts must abide by Linn County Parks/USFS campground rules. Must live on site; maintain a tidy, free of clutter, campsite; must have a self-contained recreational vehicle; approved RV must be fully operational, clean in appearance, well maintained and in good working condition. Some sites have full hook up, some have only water and sewer and some are primitive. Personal property shall be covered by your own insurance; Linn County will not, and cannot, replace any lost, stolen or damaged property. Position is generally 4-6 months in duration.  In general, parks open the end of April through the beginning of May and close between the end of September and beginning of November. SALARY, BENEFITS, COMPENSATION: This is a Seasonal Temporary, Non-Benefited Position; $16.00 per hour plus campsite. CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.   HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a completed Linn County Employment Application to:  Adam Brenneman, Assistant Parks Operations Supervisor, Linn County Parks and Recreation, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany, OR 97322; Fax: 541-924-6915 or via email at   Application forms may be obtained on the Linn County Parks page at or the Linn County webpage at:   LINN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER  

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