Park Ranger Aide – Utah

Utah DNR, Division of Parks & Recreation
Bullfrog, Utah and Wahweap (Lake Powell)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$10.00 - $12.00 per hour (commensurate on experience)
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Last Date to Apply
Location: Bullfrog, Utah (Lake Powell) and Wahweap (Page, AZ - Lake Powell) Time frame: May 15th through Labor Day Weekend (Possible extension) - willing to be flexible with qualified candidates. Positions available: 2 - 1 position located in Bullfrog, UT (Housing provided) - 1 position located in Wahweap - Page, AZ (Housing not provided) Housing: See above details The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation – Lake Powell Boating Program has one seasonal position available in Bullfrog, UT and one seasonal position available at Wahweap (near Page, AZ). These appointments will last from approximately May 15th, 2021 to September 10th, 2021. These positions do not qualify for benefits. Examples of Duties The successful applicant will assist a Utah State Parks Law Enforcement Ranger in enforcing boating laws and regulations during the summer boating season on Lake Powell, as part of the Lake Powell Boating Program. This is not a law enforcement position. The successful applicant will: - Ride along on boat patrols with Law Enforcement Ranger, acting as an aide and deck hand on the patrol vessel. - Operate patrol vessel under the guidance and supervision of Law Enforcement Ranger (when skills allow). - Perform maintenance tasks, including: Cleaning the vessel, stocking the vessel with patrol equipment/educational info, fueling vessel, completing housing area maintenance tasks, and basic maintenance, cleaning and fueling of patrol vehicle. - Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements and Skills Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule, including mandatory weekends and holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, July 24, Labor Day, etc.). Applicant must be self-motivated, honest, able and willing to work outdoors in harsh conditions. Applicant will spend days in backcountry desert environments and on Lake Powell, where temperatures may reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Applicant must be able to work effectively with a Law Enforcement Ranger conducting boat patrols on Lake Powell during the busy summer season. Applicants will be required to wear a uniform, provided by Utah State Parks. Preference may be given to applicants with watercraft operation experience, maintenance experience, cleaning and fueling, and/or who are pursuing a degree in Natural Resources or Criminal Justice. Experience working on/near watercraft, backing up trailers, launching and retrieving boats, and securing loads on a trailer is also preferred but not required. Applicants should be able to: • Perform duties that require physical exertion, which may require standing, walking over rough surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and lifting objects up to 50lbs, in a recurring manner or for long periods of time. • Work in harsh and/or demanding conditions (e.g., difficult terrains, sun, heat, elevation, and weather elements). • Perform some tasks without direct supervision. Lake Powell is a scenic reservoir that lies within the two states of Arizona and Utah. Lake Powell is within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (approximately 1.25 million acres) and managed by the National Park Service. Lake Powell has over 90 side canyons, and plenty of red rock scenery. At full pool, Lake Powell measures 186 miles long, with over 1900 miles of shoreline. This position would prepare the successful applicant for a future law enforcement position if desired, and provide valuable experience in the boating environment. It is also an opportunity to gain general experience in the natural resources field, as well as collaborate with several other agencies. Free housing is included in the Bullfrog location. Housing is not included at the Wahweap location. Come join us and work in an amazing and scenic location this summer! Other Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor (lake) setting, communicate well with others, and be able to maintain professionalism while in potentially stressful situations. Applicant will be required to work weekends and holidays, and long hours should be expected (10 hour days). Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire. Applications Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal application form (, cover letter, resume and 3 references by mail or email to: Lyle Coutts Boating Area Supervisor Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation Lake Powell Boating Program PO Box 4314 Bullfrog, UT 84533 For more information please contact Lyle Coutts at or (435) 684-4017. DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 801-538-7210.
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