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Live and work on an amazing island park in the middle of the San Francisco Bay!

 

Angel Island State Park is looking to fill seasonal park positions by March 2016, and is looking for people who would love to work in one of the most beautiful and historic settings in California. Surrounded by the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island offers the unique opportunity to work in both natural and historic sites in a California State Park. Additionally, positions on Angel Island come with the opportunity to live on the island in a dorm setting in a historic home. The cost of living the in the Bay area has skyrocketed in the past few years, housing on Angel Island works out to be less than $80 per month including utilities!

 
Angel Island State Park is taking applications for the 2016 season for the following positions: 

First round of hiring starts mid-February. First round of jobs start March 1, 2016.  Other opportunities available through the year depend on funding.  Most jobs are 1500 hours, 9 months of work March-November
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Park Aide - Docks ($10.43 - $11.96)

Duration: Positions run for a maximum of 1500 hours in a nine-month period; hours may be reduced due to budget constraints.  Peak season is March- October.

Duties include:  Greeting visitors, managing ferry loading and queuing and working with ferry boat staff, assisting with park visit planning, answering questions. Collection of boat docking and mooring fees, camper registration, working a cash register, completing accounting/deposit paperwork. Assisting with special events as needed. Assisting with park Lost & Found item program. Working with park maintenance staff to monitor high use facilities, restrooms, and providing minor maintenance and clean up. Serving as deckhand on park vessels, maintain visitor center, support during emergencies, maintaining dock staff office.

Minimum qualifications: Valid driver’s license with clean driving record, enrollment in random drug testing program and USCG deck hand program.  Ability to follow directions, park policies and work cooperatively with others. Ability to speak to large groups of people. Complete and pass required background check and fingerprint scan.  Possess the ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner with public, concessionaire staff and with other park staff.  Basic computer skills (MS Office), ability to work in a high traffic area, with large groups for extended periods of time. Perform daily tasks such as answering repetitive questions, opening and closing buildings. Possess basic cash handling skills including making change.  Communicate in verbal and written English effectively.

Additional Information: Purchase of uniform required. CalWorks applicants will receive priority consideration for this position. Adherence to department grooming standards (clean appearance, etc.).Coming and going from Angel Island is limited to staff boat and ferry schedules.

Desirable characteristics: Ability to work weekends & holidays. Experience with public speaking in large group setting. Good organizational skills and pro-active attitude. Ability to accept and benefit from training in public service work.  Multilingual skills a plus.

 

Park Interpretive Specialist – United States Immigration Station ($11.71-$14.19)

Duration: Positions run for a maximum of 1500 hours in a nine-month period; hours may be reduced due to budget constraints.  Peak season is March- October.

Duties include:  Answering visitor questions, providing interpretive guided tours to groups of all ages, provide staff support during special events. Collection of museum and tour fees provides site maintenance, and assist with possible research projects. Support school group tour operation. Support to other island visitor services operations and support during emergency response as needed.

Desirable characteristics: Ability to work weekends & holidays. Experience with public speaking  and in large group settings. The ability to handle questions about potentially sensitive topics.  Good organizational skills and pro-active attitude. The ability to accept and benefit from training in public service work.  Multilingual skills a plus.

Minimum qualifications: Valid driver’s license with clean driving record, enrollment in random drug testing program and USCG deck hand program.  Ability to follow directions, park policies and work cooperatively with others. Ability to speak to large groups of people. Complete and pass required background check and fingerprint scan.  Possess the ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner with public, concessionaire staff and with other park staff.  Basic computer skills (MS Office), ability to work in high traffic areas, with large groups for extended periods of time. Perform daily tasks such as answering repetitive questions, opening and closing buildings. Possess basic cash handling skills including making change.  Communicate in verbal and written English effectively.

Additional Information: Purchase of uniform required. CalWorks applicants will receive priority consideration for this position. Adherence to department grooming standards (clean appearance, etc.).  Coming and going from Angel Island is limited to staff boat and ferry schedules.

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Maintenance Aide ($10.28 - $12.02)

Duration: Positions run for a maximum of 1500 hours in a nine-month period; hours may be reduced due to budget constraints.  Peak season is March- October.

Duties include (but not limited to): Cleaning park restrooms, answering visitor questions, driving to multiple work stations, maintaining campgrounds, trash pickup, landscaping which may include mowing and weeding.  Serving as deckhand on park vessels.  Assisting permanent maintenance staff with more complex maintenance projects like construction, plumbing, and road work. The proper use and maintenance of tools, supplies and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications: Valid driver’s license with clean driving record, enrollment in random drug testing program and USCG deck hand program. Following directions, park policies and working cooperatively with others. Perform heavy sustained physical work, perform repetitive daily tasks such as restroom cleaning, trash cleanup, etc. The ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner with public, concessionaire staff and with other park staff.

Additional Information: Purchase of uniform required. CalWorks applicants will receive priority consideration for this position. Ability to purchase and wear required uniform. Adherence to department grooming standards (clean appearance, etc.). Coming and going from Angel Island is limited to staff boat and ferry schedules.

Desirable Characteristics: Willingness to work weekends (multiple jobs available with different pre-determined schedules). Skills in maintenance work to be able to assist permanent staff more effectively, Ability to accept and benefit from training in maintenance work.

 
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete a standard state application form (STD 678).  Download one here:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=847
 
Please be sure to indicate on the application which jobs you would be interested in.
 
Mail to:
Angel Island State Park
ATTN: Seasonal Hiring
PO Box 318
Tiburon, CA 94920
 
OR email to:
ben.fenkell@parks.ca.gov