2023 Seasonal - Don Pedro Recreation Agency (DPRA)
Don Pedro Recreation Agency
Location: La Grange, California
Salary: $19.00 - $21.00 Hourly
25 openings available.
Under general supervision to perform various tasks in the operation, maintenance, or administration of the Recreation Area.
Examples of Duties
Based on previous experience, employees will be hired to work in the Campground Operations Division, Maintenance Division, Administrative Division, or Lake Operations Division for the season.
Campground Operations Division:
Assist Park Rangers in public contact work at the entrance stations and in the campgrounds; collecting fees (computer terminal operation), making campsite assignments, providing pertinent information to the recreation area user, report writing, and any other duties as assigned. Physical labor in all types of weather may include campsite grooming, minor maintenance repairs in restrooms, litter pick-up, restroom cleaning, medical assistance, courtesy dock adjustment, traffic directing, gas powered weed eater operation, etc.
Specific Non-Peace Officer positions assigned to patrolling campgrounds for rules and regulations compliance at night in addition to performing duties described above.
One specific lead position for motivated and qualified employee to take on the responsibility for greenhouse/nursery/landscape maintenance in addition to performing the general duties described above. Desirable to have knowledge of watering systems, timers, appropriate pruning practices and propagation techniques. Should have experience with power tools including chain saws and power pole saws.
Assists Maintenance staff in maintaining facilities within the recreation area, duties may include but are not limited to, garbage pickup, recycling program, various equipment and hand tool operation, mowing, plumbing, wastewater or drinking water treatment, carpentry, gas powered weed eater operation, etc.
Assists Administrative Assistant and Reservations Clerk with computerized reservations system, public contact work on the phone and in person at the visitor's center, filing, typing, copying, cash register operation, computer applications, and any other assigned duties.
Lake Operations Division:
Assists Ranger in charge of Lake surface operations, marking hazards, maintaining regulatory buoy lines and floating restrooms, public contact work in annual permit compliance and collection of lakeshore camping fees, and various other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and experience in at least some of the following (position dependent):
Problem solving, public relations, equipment operation, cash handling, computer operation, office procedures, maintenance of equipment and facilities, boat operation, radio dispatch, environmental interpretation skills, emergency response procedures (First Responder) including First Aid, CPR, and wild land firefighting.
Must be able/willing to work weekends and Holidays, a variety of shifts in all types of weather and have reliable transportation.
Must be able to work Saturdays and Sundays as needed.
Possession of a valid California Class "C" driver's license.
PC832 Level III training and/or Wildland Fire Fighting Certificate for Night Patrol positions
and Lake Operations is desirable.
Drug screen (may be required) and background check prerequisite for hire.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled as openings occur.
Interview - Interview scores weights 100%
Drug test may be required prior to start date -- results must be negative.
Fingerprinting and background check required prior to start date.
NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Number of positions available in each area vary.
Don Pedro Recreation Area (DPRA) 10201 Bonds Flat Road, La Grange, CA 95329 (209) 852-2396
Don Pedro Recreation Agency offers campsites at three campgrounds with nearly 600 campsites. Additionally, when filled to the brim, Don Pedro Lake offers nearly 160 miles of shoreline and 13,000 surface acres of water on which to operate vessels. Fishing is allowed year-round in the still waters of Don Pedro Lake and tributary creeks that are east of Highway 49 and flow into the lake are closed between November and April. Day-use picnic areas are available at both Fleming Meadows and Moccasin Point recreation areas. In addition to the lake, offering green grass and a sandy beach, the swimming lagoon at Fleming Meadows is a popular place to picnic and swim with family and friends. With such a wide-range of activities available at Don Pedro Lake, the recreation agency employs permanent and seasonal staff to help maintain the parks as well as make sure customers have a fun and safe trip to any of the three campgrounds and various day-use areas.