Alder Lake Park Aide

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Eatonville, Washington
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $20.38 - $22.47 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Description

Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Seasonal Park Aides at the Nisqually Hydro Project's Alder Lake Park located in Eatonville, WA. This Hydro Project generates clean, renewable electricity.

Embrace the great outdoors and join our dynamic team as a Seasonal Park Aide, where you'll be part of a community committed to maintaining the beauty of our park. Revel in the joy of physical activity and engaging tasks that make a positive impact on both nature and the experiences of our visitors.

As a Park Aide, your responsibilities include welcoming guests with a smile, ensuring their check-in process is seamless, and maintaining the cleanliness of campsites and facilities. Dive into the fun side of work by participating in painting projects that add value to our Alder Lake Park’s surroundings. You will engage in ground maintenance activities from lawn mowing to weed eating. Enjoy the outdoors as you handle tasks like garbage hauling, contributing to the overall cleanliness of the park and the creation of a friendly and inviting atmosphere for our valued guests.

Our Team believes in the power of a positive and enjoyable work environment, where your contribution goes beyond routine tasks - it becomes a celebration of nature and community and maintaining a great park for everyone to enjoy! Join us in this unique Seasonal opportunity to turn physical work into a delightful experience, surrounded by the stunning scenery of our beloved Alder Lake Park.

If you're 18 or older and ready to embark on a journey that combines physical activity, camaraderie, and the beauty of nature, consider becoming a Park Aide! We invite you to be a part of our team and play a pivotal role in preserving the charm of our park for generations to come. This is a temporary position, providing the perfect opportunity for those seeking a flexible assignment that aligns with the Summer season.


  • Some experience performing grounds maintenance, mowing and weed eating, or similar manual labor;
  • Completion of the eighth grade.

Valid Driver's License

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Interested individuals should complete the online application.

Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Eatonville, Washington United States View Map