Roving Ranger

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LOCATION: Rhododendron, OR. Requires extensive travel to other GSOSW properties. REPORTS TO: Director of Properties EQUITY STATEMENT: The foundation of diversity laid by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 runs through Girl Scouting to this day. We seek to ensure that all girls see themselves reflected in Girl Scouts and, so reflected, know that they belong in Girl Scouts. To this end, we commit to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization. TO APPLY: POSITION SUMMARY: In accordance with the policies and standards of the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GSOSW) the roving ranger will provide maintenance, construction and custodial services as directed, within the Council's boundaries. The roving ranger will reside at the Homestead, a GSOSW property, and travel extensively to other GSOSW properties, as needed. The roving ranger will work closely with all other rangers to ensure that GSOSW properties provide a safe and rewarding experience for all authorized users. At times the roving ranger will work with Camp Directors and their Staff, volunteers and the general public to ensure a successful camp experience for our users. Rangers participate fully in construction projects at various camps and are expected to have extensive construction skills. ABOUT US: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. “Housing is provided and includes phone, internet, water, sewer and garbage service. Check out our great benefits at   JOB DUTIES:
  • Performs year-round grounds maintenance which includes, snow removal, trail clearing, road maintenance and mowing etc.
  • Cleans and maintains interior and exterior of buildings and equipment.
  • Participates in construction projects on property, working both independently and with others, as required.
  • Keeps campgrounds and facilities free of clutter and in a sanitary condition to maintain a neat appearance and provide a safe environment for campers.
  • Monitors site for damage caused by weather or vandalism and report findings to supervisor.
  • Maintains gates and posted signs to discourage unauthorized access onto camp property.
  • Provides support to camp directors, volunteers and staff for camp visits and activities.
  • Opens and close all outdoor camping units by cleaning and making repairs, turning water systems on/off, moving equipment, and winterizing pipes and water systems.
  • Processes the check-in and checkout of all groups. Acquaints guests with all facilities and welcomes them to camp. Reviews emergency information with group leader to assure he/she understands the procedure.
  • Assists campers and outside groups in moving into and out of units and provides authorized equipment to ensure a successful experience. Cuts firewood and stacks neatly for use by campers.
  • Checks appliances, plumbing, electricity, furnaces, fire extinguishers, communication systems, pool filtration and chemicals (where appropriate), and septic systems on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure they are in proper operating condition.
  • Follows GSUSA and council policies and guidelines to ensure compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws, regulations, and codes.
  • Prepares required reports on a timely basis for supervisor review. Participates in quarterly planning and work schedules. Maintains an accurate inventory of tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Has contracts drafted for authorized signature for approved services and vendors.
  • Fully participates as a member of the property team by providing backup and assistance at other Council properties as assigned, and maintaining good communication with the team and supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Working knowledge of general construction including but not limited to: framing, siding/window repair, layout, interior finishes, electrical, plumbing and flooring systems.
  • Experience in a variety of maintenance areas including but not limited to plumbing, ability to trouble shoot electrical problems, mechanical repairs and alarm systems.
  • Must be able to travel, within the Council's boundaries, extensively- up to 70% of the time. Must have own transportation and driver's license and minimum state level of auto insurance for travel within the council jurisdiction.
  • Must be able to live in Girl Scout provided onsite housing.
  • Physical strength and stamina are essential and include lifting up to 50 pounds. The ranger must perform manual labor in an outdoor setting under all weather conditions.
  • Complete and timely record keeping skills and practices required.
  • Willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and to travel, including overnight, to other sites as requested. Must be able to live in Girl Scout provided onsite housing. Ability to use council computer systems including: email, word, and internet applications.
  • Models behavior consistent with the mission and purpose of Girl Scouting.
  • Become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Preferred Skills:
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Maturity of judgment and willingness and ability to work in teams with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, with strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to supervise contract services and volunteer work groups.
  • Non-profit work experience and/or experience working at a youth camp.
  • Forestry experience, including work for the US Forest Service or other similar organizations.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is a full-time, non-exempt position offering a pay range of $13 - $14 per hour and benefits.  Housing is provided and includes phone, internet, water, sewer and garbage service.  This position is open until filled. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT e-mail your resume to us as we only accept applications and resumes through our website. Please use the link below to apply: TO APPLY: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.