Steinaker State Park


We need you! Individuals, couples, and families with children of all ages, as well as service groups and clubs are needed for worthwhile and fun projects. Whether you can spend a few minutes, hours, days, or months, a volunteer assignment can be tailored to meet your interests.

Current Hosting Needs:

Hosts: 2 Hosts/Full
Months Needed: May – Sept

Adopt a Park:

  • Areas Available
  • Adopt our nature walkway – keep the litter picked up and keep the weeds cleaned upalong the walkway and in the parking lot.
  • Adopt one or both of our vehicle pullouts along Hwy 191 – keep the litter picked up in the parking areas and down by the reservoir.

Learn about other Volunteer opportunities…

**Job Announcement: Journey Maintenance/Construction**

Work Schedule: Part Time (30 hours per week, No Benefits)

Salary Range: $15.04-$20.82

Maximum starting salary offered: $16.00

Work Location: Steinaker State Park/Red Fleet State Park (4335 N. Hwy 191 Vernal, Utah 84078)

Contact Info: Send resume to, direct any questions to Josh Hansen, by calling the Steinaker office at: 435-789-4432.

Job Description:

Complete maintenance projects, to include but not limited to;

Monitor and move boat docks, mow/trim lawns or weeded areas, water grass areas, fix culinary and/or sprinkler water systems, complete boat decontaminations, routine equipment maintenance (change engine oil, air filters, fix paddle sport equipment, fix gas operated equipment, etc.), winterize gas operated equipment, maintaining heating and cooling systems (HVAC), fix electrical issues in campground and/or buildings, complete routine electrical system maintenance, fix plumbing issues, painting, keeping inventory of cleaning supplies, use state park maintenance work order system to track maintenance needs, clean restrooms, clean campgrounds and pick up garbage.

Snow removal during winter months, snow grooming shifts on the Ashley National Forest, check culinary water pumps/well houses during freezing times of the year and other duties/jobs as assigned.

Special Working Conditions or Physical Requirements:

Moderate-Work requires physical exertion. Requires the ability to bend and walk over rough surfaces. Requires the ability to bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and or for long periods of time. Risks which require the use of special safety precautions, and or equipment, eg., working around and operating machines, vessels, vehicles and equipment, etc., working outdoors in extreme weather and terrain conditions, and operate equipment. Working around water and in snowy/icy conditions is common.

Miscellaneous (on-call, travel, response time, available housing, etc.):

Incumbent is required to be on call under special circumstances and at some times of the year. Some travel (at times over snow packed roads) will be required to meet training needs and to access work sites off park. Housing is not available, a full hook-up camp site (sewer/water/electricity) is available. Required to live within 30 minutes of Steinaker State Park.

Certification(s)/License(s) required at time of hire: None

Certification(s)/License(s) required to obtain during probationary period or designated timeframe:

Small water system operator certification, state herbicide sprayer certification, Utah Vessel Operator permit and ATV/snowmobile safety certificates must be obtained within 8 months of the incumbent’s hire date.

Other requirements (e.g., background investigation, drug testing, driver’s license, etc.):

Valid driver’s license and background check. (Preference will be given to applicants with valid CDL.)

REQUIRED knowledge, skills, abilities, other characteristics or education for this position:

-Supervise others by assigning/directing work; conducting employee evaluations, staff training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective actions, making hiring/termination recommendations, etc.

-Knowledge of basic principles, theories and practices of sanitation and cleaning facilities

-Principles, theories, and practices of performance management

-Arrange, coordinate, or schedule time and details for construction projects

-Plumbing techniques and methodology

-Concrete preparation and finishing techniques

-Ability to perform basic drywall and carpentry needs

-Ability to diagnose and repair underground sprinkling and culinary water systems

-Applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures

-Read and interpret maps, plats, charts, plans, blueprints, and/or electrical schematics

-Identify development needs of others and coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities

-Communicate information and ideas clearly (in English), and concisely, orally and in writing; read and understand information presented in writing

-Ability to operate heavy equipment, eg., lawn mowers, backhoes, tractors

-Ability to operate small equipment, eg., weed eaters, welders, generators, OHV’s

DESIRED knowledge, skills, abilities, other characteristics or education (but NOT required upon hiring) for this position:

-Ability to diagnose and repair fuel driven equipment problems, and electrically driven equipment problems

-Ability to diagnose and repair problems in park buildings

-High School Diploma

-Can proficiently use a computer and spreadsheet software

-Ability to operate a public water system

-Agency programs, business practices, rules, regulations, and or policies and procedures

-Coordinate the activities or tasks of individuals, groups and organizations

-Can operate a snow-cat and snow removal equipment

-Certification in herbicide/pesticide application and in small water system operation

-Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment operation and maintenance


                                                                 The Position of

                                                             PARK RANGER AIDE 

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation has seasonal positions available (no benefits) located at Steinaker and Red Fleet State Parks in Vernal, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately May 1 to September 9, on a yearly basis, with possibility of extension.  Housing is not provided.


Assist in the operation of both Steinaker and Red Fleet State Parks. Duties will involve: greeting park visitors and help them discover the parks resources and how to enjoy them appropriately; staff entrance stations and collect park fees; check-in and assist incoming campers, and rentals of watercraft. Duties also include maintenance of buildings, grounds and trails; along with a variety of grounds keeping duties, assist with AIS operations and perform other duties as assigned.


Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid Utah Drivers license at time of employment. Ability to work outdoors in a recreational environment.

Preference may be given to applicants with cash handling, customer service or equipment operation 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 Seasonal Employment Application and list of references to:

                                                           Josh Hansen or Cole Unsworth

                                                       Steinaker / Red Fleet State Park

                                                                 4335 N. Highway 191

                                                                  Vernal, Utah 84078.

 Applications may be down loaded at  or obtained by mail. For more information contact Josh Hansen or Cole Unsworth by calling (435) 789-4432 or by e-mail at the following:

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing impaired employees who wish 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.