21 May 2015

Chino Hills State Park Seasonal Park Aides Wanted

California State Parks is now accepting applications for between three and five seasonal park aides for Chino Hills State Park, the remarkable recreational resource that is just a stone's throw away from Carbon Canyon.

These new positions provide for park aides to work for up to nine months or 1500 hours, but in increments separated by three months between seasons, with weekly schedules of 24-40 hours (usually three to five days of eight-hour shifts).  Work on weekends and holidays are generally required.

Park aides will either work at the new kiosk at Bane Canyon, the remaking of which is now being completed with a fully-paved and improved road, as well as the kiosk, forming much of the project in Chino Hills, or at the Discovery Center, located on Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, adjacent to Carbon Canyon Regional Park.

Duties include giving information to park users; helping park rangers with projects; registering campers and conducting checks at the park's campground; collecting use fees; selling park passes; and, perhaps, interpreting the park's historical and natural features.

Because the park aide positions are considered ideal for students who want summer jobs, weekend employment, or both, they are designed to be flexible with school and other job schedules.

Qualified candidates have to possess a valid California driver's license; have a good driving record; pass a background check, including live scan fingerprinting; and are, preferably, 18 years or older.  Preferred skills include being reliable, being a good communicator and demonstrating customer service ability; filling out accountability paperwork; and being an independent worker.

Those interested can e-mail Carmen Zone at Carmen.zone@parks.ca.gov.  Applications can be downloaded from www.pars.ca.gov and can be scanned and e-mailed to Ms. Zone or sent by snail mail.

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