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Department of Parks and Recreation

5657 Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, Idaho


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P & R Ranger

Department of Parks and Recreation

Open for Recruitment: March 7, 2018 - March 23, 2018
Announcement # 00984056595
Salary Range: $17.46/hr -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Orofino

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

is seeking applicants for the Ranger position

at Dworshak State Park in Orofino, Idaho. 


Dworshak State Park is in North Central Idaho just 24 miles from Orofino.  The park is located on the western shore of Dworshak Reservoir and comprised of three units:  Freeman Creek, Three Meadows Group Camp, and Big Eddy Lodge and marina. 

  • Freeman Creek has 105 campsites, three group loops, four camping cabins and a large picnic shelter. Showers, restrooms, boat ramp, archery range, and hiking trails are available for visitors. Camping, boating, fishing, hiking, waterskiing and archery range are just some of the many activities that await park visitors. Large group facilities make Dworshak the perfect spot for gatherings with friends and family. 
  • Three Meadows Group Camp is great for overnight group functions. It offers a spacious lodge with kitchen facilities, and eight bunk-style group cabins, with an additional cabin that sleeps four.  
  • Big Eddy Lodge is available to rent for activities such as weddings, family reunions, and other similar group functions. Big Eddy Marina is the only marina and fueling station on the Dworshak Reservoir and has 105 boat slips, plus 12 additional mooring buoys for large houseboats. Ice, snacks and other items are also available.     

To learn more about the Department, as well as Dworshak State Park, please visit our web site at or contact Nathan Blackburn, Dworshak Park Manager at 208-476-5994. 

An apartment at Big EddyLodge is available if desired.

Typical Responsibilities:
  • Answers visitor questions regarding park history, geology, plants and animals, and conducts nature walks, interpretive and environmental awareness programs for park visitors, school groups, and organizations.
  • Informs visitors of pertinent regulations of the Department as well as partner organizations such as the Department of Fish and Game, the US Army Corp of Engineers, and the Department of Lands.
  • Maintains park facilities and grounds to ensure resource preservation and visitor/employee safety.
  • Performs a variety of maintenance activities to include but not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and vehicle and equipment upkeep
  • Hires, trains, schedules and supervises seasonal employees and volunteers.

Additional Information:

Dworshak State Park is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Water Treatment System located at the park.  This position may be assigned responsibility for the Water Treatment System.  The person responsible for the system will need to obtain a Class II Water System Operator's License.  Once on staff, IDPR will pay for the training required for certification.     

NOTE:  This position functions as a compliance enforcement officer who maintains the peace and enforces rules within the state park.  Compliance enforcement training generally occurs within the first 18 to 24 months of employment.  Certification as a compliance enforcement officer requires successful passage of established professional requirements and a criminal background check including fingerprinting and completion of a personal history statement. 

  • Knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural resource management. This can typically be met by successful completion of at least 9 college-level credits in a natural resource field AND at least 2 seasons experience working with natural resource issues.
  • Experience providing service to a variety of customers.  This can typically be gained by 6 months of experience answering questions, providing direction, and asking questions to determine needs or purpose of the visit. (Experience working in a visitor center, as a hotel desk clerk or as a sales clerk could qualify.)
  • Experience supervising staff.  This can typically be gained by At least 6 months work experience assigning work or training new or existing staff. Experience supervising seasonal and/or volunteer staff will qualify.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The following experience is not required for this position but may increase your score.
  • Some knowledge of Interpretation/Environmental Education.  This can typically be gained by successful completion of at least 1-college courses OR 1 agency-sponsored workshop that included park interpretation or environmental education.
  • Experience performing basic construction and building maintenance. This can be typically met by experience performing basic carpentry and plumbing tasks such as roof repair, erecting dry wall, installing windows or doors, home repair and remodeling, repairing/replacing faucets, sinks, drains, and toilets.
  • Experience operating and maintaining vehicles/equipment.  This can be typically gained by experience operating lightweight over-the-road type vehicles and equipment such as cars and pickups (manual shift not automatic), lawnmowers, weed eaters, trimmers, etc AND experience performing preventative maintenance on small engines, pumps, and vehicles and ensuring oil and filters are changed and tune-ups are performed as required.
Education and Experience with supporting documentation. You will receive a score based on your responses to the narrative questions, provided those responses are supported by your work history and resume.
  • Be sure all responses must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.
  • A minimum rating of 56 is required to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. If you do not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.
  • To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided. 

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. For a paper application, click on Forms at the top of the screen.

When updating your online application information, please select

  • Department of Parks and Recreation under "Agencies"
  • Part-time employment under "Job Type/Shift
  • Orofino under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, please complete all items in the Application Checklist. This includes Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.  Without all of the above information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.



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