Park Ranger Aide – AIS/Quagga Technician (Sand Hollow State Park)

February 24, 2023

Park Ranger Aide – AIS/Quagga Technician (Sand Hollow State Park)
Opening date:
February 24, 2023
Closing date: When filled
Salary: $15.50 – $16.50 per hour
Location:  Sand Hollow State Park
Time frame:  Up to 1,500 hours in 12 months
Positions available: Several
Housing: Not provided

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, has seasonal positions (no benefits) available at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah. This appointment will last approximately 1,500 hours in a 12-month span.

Examples of Duties:
Assist in the operation of the Sand Hollow State Park AIS/quagga program. Duties will involve implementing the Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan, with particular attention given to preventing the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels in Utah’s waterways. A large portion of the job is in outreach and interdiction by which boaters will be educated about Quagga Mussels and what their role is in fighting this threat. Duties will include interviewing boaters and educating them about the threats of aquatic invasive species, inspecting boats for the presence of aquatic invasive species or standing water, assessing the biological risk that watercraft may pose on Utah’s waters, and decontaminating boats and equipment with hot water. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements and Skills:
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid Utah driver’s license at the time of employment. Applicants should have the ability to work independently in a tourism environment.

Preference may be given to applicants with cash handling, customer service experience, and education in a natural resource-related field.

Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and work weekends and holidays. Applicants must successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a completed job application at the park.

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing-impaired employees who wish for further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 801-538-7210.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Salary: $15.50 – $16.50 per hour


  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, UT