Park Aide – Extra Help, Seasonal (Open)

  • Seasonal
  • San Mateo
  • Salary: $17.99 - $22.51

Website County Of San Mateo


San Mateo County Parks Department is seeking individuals to assist Park Rangers with seasonal facility maintenance, including cleaning restrooms and collecting garbage; resource management; visitor services; gatehouse duties; and trail maintenance. The ideal candidate will have the ability to learn new skills, the ability to follow directions, and a strong commitment to provide exemplary customer service to park visitors.

This position requires driving to different park locations and handling power-driven tools and machines. Candidates selected for this position must have a valid California driver license or equivalent and must be at least 18 years of age at the date of hire due to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) restrictions.

The salary range is $17.99 – 22.51 per hour.  Extra-help positions offer temporary employment for up to 1040 hours which is equivalent to about six months full-time, however, employment might end sooner depending on the needs of the hiring department. Extra-help positions are paid on an hourly rate basis and provide some benefits. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform light construction and maintenance on park and marina facilities.
  • Maintain cleanliness of park and marina facilities.
  • Repair, operate and maintain various types of tools and equipment.
  • Assist the public by providing information on park and marina facilities, features, and regulations.
  • Administer and inform public of general rules and regulations governing activities such as:  illegal camping, vandalism, general public safety, and boat operation.
  • Respond to emergency situations and administer first aid and CPR.
  • Respond to public complaints, inquiries and suggestions.
  • Perform moderately heavy physical labor for extended periods of time.
  • Provide support at any County park as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: Policies, procedures and safety regulations related to the park location to which assigned; safety hazards and equipment related to park and marina environments; driving and operating automobiles, light trucks, safety equipment and other motorized equipment safely; communicating effectively orally and in writing; landscaping and ground maintenance practices including pruning, lawn and plant care.

Skill/Ability to: Maintain cleanliness of park and marina facilities; use hand, electric and pneumatic power tools; perform light construction, repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment; perform clerical tasks including keeping accurate records, making simple arithmetic calculations, handling cash, and filing; follow oral and written instructions including safety rules, procedures and practices; work courteously and effectively with the public, co-workers, and volunteers; operate motor vehicles and other equipment; stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time; lift items weighing up to 60 pounds.


Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. Your responses to the supplemental questions will provide additional information about your qualifications for this position, and will be used by the department in the evaluation process. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for your responses. Neatness, clarity of expression, and the ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County’s website, you may click the ‘Apply Online‘ button above or below. If you are not on the County’s website, please go to to apply.  If you have any questions, contact the Parks Department Payroll and Personnel at (650) 363-4020. 

NOTE: Due to the volume of applications for these positions, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as these positions may be filled anytime within the process. The Parks Department will screen materials as they are received and will directly contact qualified applicants for further consideration.

This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

The County of San Mateo requires that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or comply with weekly COVID-19 testing. Employees hired into specified health care facilities and other high-risk settings where there is potential for frequent COVID-19 exposure to staff and highly vulnerable patients are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more specific information, please refer to the County’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy.