STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B14

Class No. 2640

PARK RANGER I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) operations work in a state park. Work involves assisting visitors, maintaining parks, and performing operational and administrative functions within a state park. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Provides visitor services by explaining park regulations; registering campers; responding to questions and requests; and selling tickets, permits, and licenses.

Patrols grounds to ensure visitors are following park rules and regulations pertaining to fire safety, noise level, and sanitation; and ensures visitors have the necessary permits and licenses.

Conducts guided tours on scientific, historic, and natural features of parks, forests, historic sites, or other park attractions.

Interacts with support groups, local communities, and other park constituents.

Performs general maintenance and cleaning of park grounds and facilities.

Assists with park revenue collection and reporting and the preparation of reports regarding park activities.

May assist with conducting interpretive and educational programs and participate in the promotion of special events on site.

May assist with the management of the natural habitat.

May assist in performing plant and animal analysis.

May assist in emergency situations including visitor injuries, rescues, and fires.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in park or historic site operations work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in park administration, recreation and parks, natural or cultural resource management or interpretation, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of park administration, of the fundamentals of natural and cultural resource management, of methods of interpretation and education, and of standard financial and business management principles.

Skill in managing diverse groups, in facilitating meetings, in making public presentations, in general maintenance techniques, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to manage multiple priorities and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification or licensure in a specialty area.

May require a valid driver’s license.


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Revised 9-1-17