Part-time Assistant Recreation Rangers

  • Mission Support Positions
  • Lakeside, CA
  • $16.00 hourly USD / Year
  • Salary: $16.00 hourly

Website Helix Water District

Do you enjoy the outdoors?  Helix Water District is seeking part-time Assistant Recreation Rangers at Lake Jennings to maintain the cleanliness and security of the lake and surrounding areas. The Assistant Recreation Ranger answers customer questions regarding fishing and lake regulations, and assists in selling lake tickets, bait, and tackle to customers. This position verifies and checks fishing licenses, permits and fish counts plus performs other related duties.

The lake is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and most holidays.  This position is designed for someone who wants to work PART-TIME ONLY.  Shifts will be scheduled Friday and Saturday between 5 a.m. – 12:30 a.m., Sundays 5 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and most holidays.  Work schedule is typically 12-25 hours per week, depending on the time of year.  Shifts run from 6 hours in the winter to 10 hours in the summer.  During the month of July, shifts will include work from Monday thru Sunday.


Overview of Responsibilities 

Patrols and maintains the security of the campground, lake and surrounding areas to prevent unauthorized persons from entering; investigates unusual situations and occurrences; reports inappropriate behavior or actions to local law enforcement agencies.

Engages in safe work practices at the lake and related recreational facilities.

Collects fees and keeps attendance and other records of the park; engages in the sale of permits for camping and fishing; maintains a variety of records such as ticket sales, fish counts and boat launches.

Inspects buildings, boathouse and boat dock for maintenance needs including plumbing repair and painting, and performs any needed repairs to ensure they are completed properly.

Performs landscape maintenance including planting, fertilizing, trimming, and cutting back trees, brush and ground cover as well as site grading and trail maintenance; maintains seasonal firebreaks and access roads around the reservoir; clears vegetation around reservoir as needed.

Performs routine maintenance on campsites, vehicles, tools and equipment used to perform security, operations and maintenance activities.

Investigates complaints regarding misuse of the lake and facilities; notifies proper authorities of illegal activities on the lake and facilities; answers questions and provides information to lake and campground guests.


Must provide excellent customer service to the lake visitors.

Must have good communication skills, be friendly and courteous.

Ability to maintain effective customer relations and have ability to use diplomacy when enforcing rules and regulations.

General maintenance experience including familiarity with hand tools and power-driven equipment.

Ability to swim and knowledge of water safety.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Reliable self-starter who works well with minimum supervision.

Must be able to hike up to 2-3 miles in rough and steep terrain and work outside in extreme weather conditions.

Valid California driver’s license and good driving record.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful.

Application Process 

To be considered for the part-time Assistant Recreation Ranger, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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