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Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Park Aide (South Sound Area) in Kamilche, Washington

Experience the natural beauty of Washington State Parks and get paid to do it! The Park Aide performs a variety of tasks at a State park, beach, or historical area. A typical work day may include anything from registering campers and collecting camp fees, to cleaning facilities, area beautification, or explaining park rules. The specific duties will have some variation by park location. ____________________________ This recruitment will be used to fill multiple non-permanent Park Aide positions located throughout the South Sound Area; Belfair, Joemma Beach, Twanoh, Kopachuck, Jarrell Cove and Penrose Point State Parks. Most positions are 3-5 months in duration, beginning in April-May. The number of vacancies and housing availability will vary from park to park. Positions may be scheduled to work 40 hours a week during the busiest months but may be scheduled for less than full-time at the beginning and end of the season To read about other current and former park aides' experiences, click here! Note: This recruitment will remain open continuously; the hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make hiring decisions at any time and close the recruitment. Belfair State Park - (located in Mason county) is a 65-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720-feet of saltwater shoreline at the southern end of Hood Canal in western Washington. It is noted for its saltwater tide flats, wetlands with wind-blown beach grasses and pleasant areas for beach walking and saltwater swimming.Joemma Beach State Park - (located in west Pierce County) is a 122-acre marine camping park with 3,000-feet of saltwater frontage on southeast Key Peninsula. Aside from the natural beauty of park and surroundings, the area is an excellent place for fishing, boating, and crabbing. This forested park set on Puget Sound provides a boat launch and water trail campsites Penrose Point State Park - (located in west Pierce County) is a 165-acre marine and camping park on the shores of Puget Sound. The park has over 2 miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Wildlife, birds, and forested terrain make this a beautiful park. The park sets on the shores of Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet and offers a wide variety of water activities. Impressive stands of fir and cedar share space with ferns, rhododendrons, wildlife, and birds.Kopachuck State Park - (located in west Pierce County) is a 109-acre marine park with 5,600-feet of saltwater shoreline on Henderson Bay. One portion of the park, Cutts Island (Deadman's Island) is a half mile from shore and reachable only by boat. The park provides scenic views of sunsets, the Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound.Jarrell Cove State Park - (located in Mason County) is a 43-acre marine camping park with 3,500-feet of saltwater shoreline on the northwest end of Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. The forested island park is accessible by road and bridge and is off the beaten path. Most visitors arrive by boat. The park has campsites near the docks, as well as on rolling, grassy areas. Twanoh State Park – (located in Mason County) is situated on the shoreline of Hood Canal, features one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington State. This is because Hood Canal is one of the warmest saltwater bodies in Puget Sound. The 182-acre marine camping park has 3,167 feet of saltwater shoreline. The name of the park derives from the Native American Twana tribes, better known as the Skokomish, who made their ho