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Role Responsibilities:

Answers questions of the visiting public, gives directions, and explains park rules and regulations; assists with public information and educational programs, such as campfire programs, nature walks, junior ranger programs, and museum counterwork; assists visitors; makes camp checks; reports violations; administers first aid; operates light vehicles; accounts for supplies and equipment used in the operation of facilities; and keeps State Park facilities, restrooms, and equipment clean.



Senior Park Aides perform similar duties as Park Aides but have lead responsibilities over Park Aides.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license; equivalent to completion of the 12th grade and 1,000 hours of experience as a Park Aide /Maintenance Park Aide (Seasonal) in park operations, or one year experience in construction, equipment maintenance or operation, building repair, or mechanical trades, or one year experience in conducting education programs, recreational programs or public service programs.



The reporting location for this position is Candlestick Point SRA (CPSRA) in San Francisco.  This position will work under the general direction of the SF Bay Sector Superintendent (Senior Park and Recreations Specialist).  

This position is responsible for coordinating visitor use, activities, and events at CPSRA, located in the city and county of San Francisco.  The position will work with all employees and partners of CPSRA to ensure the most beneficial park operations for visitors.  This position acts as a park liaison between State Parks, the City and County of San Francisco, other governmental entities, regulatory agencies, various partners and community groups, California State Parks Foundation, Parks California, Literacy for Environmental Justice and other non-governmental organizations on planning, projects, and developments as well as diagnosing impacts to park operations.  As a journey-level classification, this employee works independently and performs the most difficult and highly sensitive work assigned to the unit.

The Staff Park and Recreation Specialist, Community Engagement is the person responsible to coordinate outreach efforts into the community. This person will coordinate with the Community Engagement Pilot Project staff in Los Angeles State Historic Park. The Staff Park and Recreation Specialist may work directly with Headquarters and Service Center staff. This position will make every effort to keep the District and Sector Superintendents informed at all times of controversial and/or sensitive issues.  Program assignments include the collection, evaluation, summarization, and analysis of assigned program information from a variety of sources to identify recreational trends and needs and deficiencies.  Implementation of program evaluations will result in planning and projects for existing recreational facilities; preparation of a variety of written plans and reports, including recommendations to establish priorities for action/or project development on a State-wide, district and unit basis.  This also includes, designing, attending, and leading public meetings.

State housing is not available.  For further information regarding this position, please contact Gerald O'Reilly at (707) 338-9379 or



Role Responsibilities

Under direction, to do the less difficult or varied work in the planning, research and development of interpretive projects for the Department of Parks and Recreation; to participate in or direct small interpretive projects or portions of large interpretive projects; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Assists in planning, developing, and researching portions of large interpretive projects; directs the work of intermittent staff on small interpretive projects; performs the less difficult research and development of material for interpretive projects; maintains a reference library, and photographic and specimen collections; compiles information and prepares reports and other interpretive material; assists in training intermittent and other staff in interpretive methods and techniques; assists in the planning and development of material for interpretive exhibits.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: One year of experience in research and development of historical or natural resource interpretive programs. and

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in interpretation, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, or closely related fields. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year- for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of interpretation; principles of public interpretation; principles of exhibit design and preparation; natural and social sciences; scientific research methods; audio-visual techniques; methods and techniques used in preserving and interpreting historical objects, sites and buildings; the diverse media used in commercial or fine art; California cultural and natural history.

Ability to: Plan interpretive exhibits and programs; coordinate the interpretive input of other specialists; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work; interpret historical concepts to the public; communicate effectively; keep necessary records and prepare reports; analyze facts and draw conclusions.

Careers: Team Members
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