Jobs & Volunteer

Join our team and serve our community

The purpose of Linn County is to provide outstanding public service to our community. We strive to be responsive to the needs of our citizens, our unique community, and our fragile environment. If you would like to join us in these efforts and are interested in employment with Linn County, please review the links below. We encourage you to check back often as new employment opportunities may become available.

Employment Opportunities

Whether vacancies are available or not, we accept applications year-round to maintain a list of candidates. Please fill out an application (link below) and email to:

parksjobs@co.linn.or.us

Applications are also accepted by mail or fax.

3010 Ferry Street SW, Albany, Oregon 97322

Fax:  (541) 924-6915.

Parks Application Here

Seasonal Positions: As of 04.12.2024

Seasonal Positions:
We will begin recruiting/hiring for Spring/Summer seasonal employees in January.  Positions are generally 4-6 months in duration; employment begins between March and May dependent on individual park needs.  We hire for a variety of positions:

  • Seasonal Park Rangers $18.50/hr
    • Lewis Creek County Park
    • Clear Lake Resort
    • Southshore
    • Cove Creek
    • Hoover
    • Breitenbush Corridor
    • Big Lake/Big Lake West
  • Guest Services $16.00/hr
    • River Bend County Park
    • Sunnyside County Park
  • Booth Attendants
    • Lewis Creek County Park
  • Maintenance Staff
    • No openings at this time
  • Park Caretakers $16/hr plus campsite
    • Coldwater Cove
    • Southshore
    • Cove Creek
  • Paid Camp Hosts $14.20/hr plus campsite
    • Ice Cap
    • Olallie
    • Breitenbush
    • Riverside
    • Whispering Falls
    • Big Lake/Big Lake West
  • Cooks for the restaurant at Clear Lake Resort  $18-$21/hr DOE, plus housing

For further information and to apply for any of these positions, please return a completed application to our office at 3010 Ferry St SW, Albany, Oregon 97322.  Applications are also accepted by email or fax.  Email:  parksjobs@co.linn.or.us,  Fax:  (541) 924-6915.

Vendor Concession Opportunities

Linn County Parks invites organizations, agencies, non-profit groups, for-profit groups, and other interested parties to submit proposals to provide food/beverages and/or equipment rentals for select Parks facilities within the Linn County Parks System. The County is seeking vendors that best demonstrate the ability to provide innovative, affordable, safe, and reliable services to the parks visitors.  The complete application packet is available here.

Concessionaire Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The Linn County Parks & Recreation Department encourages volunteers and welcomes opportunities to involve citizens in community events. If you are interested in volunteering, please call our office at (541) 967-3917 or email parksjobs@co.linn.or.us.

Park Campground Hosts

Linn County Parks Department is seeking enthusiastic people to live in a variety of our parks to help with customer service, general campground work, and park security .

Park hosts live in the parks as a condition of the position. They perform the following services for the Parks Department:

* Greet visitors, answer questions, receive comments
* Observe park conditions and visitor activities, and contact rangers or law enforcement as needed
* Park hosts are not responsible to enforce park rules
* Clean litter and debris, empty trash cans, and clean restrooms and other facilities
* Assist with landscaping maintenance, mowing, and pruning
* Assist with campground reservations
* Sell firewood
* Assist with special projects and other miscellaneous duties as needed

Hosts volunteer approximately 20 hours per week. Hosts are able to experience a sense of satisfaction in being involved in community service and being part of a great team. Hosts also take pleasure in living in the forest-park system of Linn County.

Site amenities vary depending on location. Some sites have sewer, water and electrical hookups; some have only sewer, and some have no hookups at all.

Please fill out the Volunteer Camp Host application below, and mail to: 3010 Ferry Street SW, Albany, Oregon 97322. Applications are also accepted be email or fax.  Email:  parksjobs@co.linn.or.us,  Fax:  (541) 924-6915.

Volunteer Camp Host Description – Cascadia State Park, John Neal County Park, River Bend County Park, Sunnyside County Park, Waterloo County Park, Whitcomb Creek County Park.

Volunteer Camp Host Application

The Linn County Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

The Linn County Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission meets the second Thursday of every other month. This is a great opportunity for community members to be able to take an active role in the Linn County Parks system. If you are interested in becoming a Parks Commission member please contact the Parks Dept at (541) 967-3917.

Plan Your Trip

Linn County Parks offers family-friendly well-maintained parks, fishing, boating, camping, museums, and historic sites.

Find a Park

Hiking trails, waterfalls, covered bridges, and swimming areas are among the points of interest at our 30 parks.

Places to Camp

Spend a weekend in the heart of the Willamette valley at one of more than 400 campsites.