DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for providing information and leadership to park patrons in a manner which encourages greater public safety, enjoyment and compliance with park rules and regulations. Park Ranger duties involve high public visibility and providing assistance to the general public in the use of County Park Facilities. Work is performed under direct supervision of a Park Superintendent. Supervision may be provided over the work of a number of seasonal and/or hourly employees who patrol various sites within the Parks system. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONNEL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of rules and regulations relating to park facilities; good knowledge of basic law enforcement methods and techniques; working knowledge of first aid procedures; working knowledge of environmental and natural resources, their conservation and protection; ability to provide leadership and interact positively with the public; ability to present and/or conduct park-related programs for a variety of age groups; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies; ability to direct the work of seasonal employees; ability to prepare written reports; resourcefulness; initiative; integrity; dependability; tact and courtesy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Military service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America may be substituted for the above-described education and/or experience on a year-for-year basis.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a current valid New York State Class D Driver’s License at time of appointment and throughout employment.
7/00; 2/09; 7/12