Parks and Recreation Aide 1
Full-Time Parks and Recreation Aide 1 at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Parks & Recreation
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $15.92
Education Level: N/A
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Yes

Basic Function

Ramsey County is hiring Park Aides to work in temporary positions (6 months or less) over the summer season. There are multple vacancies available. We're currently recruiting for 3 different types of positions. You can fill out one application and indication which types of positions you are interested in.


  • Park Counts
  • Park Maintenance
  • Water Works Admissions

About Park Counts:
Based on assignment, this position will assist in the conducting of user surveys, take counts of active park participants/visitors, assist patrons as necessary, and perform related duties as assigned.  Season dates: May 25 - September 2

About Park Maintenance:

This position will assist maintenance and operations staff and/or other building staff located at Parks and Recreation facilities (such as the Golf Courses, Ice Arenas, Nature Center, and Parks) by answering telephones, cleaning buildings, removing trash, raking, shoveling, mowing, trimming, selling and collecting tickets; and perform related duties as assigned.

This position will serve Ramsey County Parks, Golf Courses, Ice Arenas, and Tamarack Nature Center.

About Water Works:
This position will assist in the selling and collection of admission tickets to the Battle Creek Water Works facility and perform related duties as assigned. Season dates: June 8 - August 18, with paid training before start date.

Please visit the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation webpage for additional information at

The eligibility list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County. 

Please Note:  This job posting/recruitment is being conducted to fill temporary (not to exceed 6 months in length) appointments.  Number of hours worked per week and shifts may vary. Applicants/Candidates chosen for hire from this process will not gain rights or preference for other permanent, Ramsey County jobs.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description. 

Exam/Screening Process Information

The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:
Training and Experience Rating = 100%

The examination for Parks and Recreation Aide 1 will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating.  The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely.  Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.

Eligible List:  The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as a Parks and Recreation Aide 1 . This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for 3 months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.

Routine Service:  The department may choose to interview any candidate on the eligible list.
This posting is open continuous. Applications will be referred to the hiring department on an ongoing basis until all positions have been filled. 
Veteran's Preference:  This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process.  Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process.  Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check.  Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merit and the type of work sought.  However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred or removed from employment.
E-VERIFY PARTICIPATION: Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin. Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of our workforce.
For further information regarding this posting, please contact 


Examples of Work Performed

(depending on assignment):

  1. Answer telephone calls and respond to public inquiries concerning County facilities.
  2. Answer questions from golfers, arena users, and nature center and park patrons.
  3. Sweep, mop, scrub, and vacuum floors in parks and recreation facilities.
  4. Cut and trim grass using hand operated equipment and power mowers.
  5. Dispose of trash and trims trees.
  6. Assist in minor building and service equipment repairs.
  7. Shovel and blow snow.
  8. Change cups on greens, move tee markers, and rake sand bunkers.
  9. Complete paint touch-up on signs, equipment, and buildings.
  10. Lay sod and repair turf damage.
  11. Operate scoreboards, PA systems, and/or other electronic systems or devices.
  12. Sharpen skates and collect tickets for skate rental.
  13. Assist in changing blades on ice making machines.
  14. Operate ice edgers.
  15. Patrol designated areas as assigned, report disturbances and assist patrons as necessary.
  16. Conduct user surveys.
  17. Take tickets at admission gates.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Sufficient to perform the duties.

Experience: None.

Substitution: None.

Other: Must be 16 years of age.


Ramsey County

Contact: Jessica Damm
Phone 651-266-2700
Parks and Recreation Department
2015 Van Dyke St.
Maplewood, Ramsey, Minnesota 55109
Transit: On bus line