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Senior Park Ranger (#SRPKRGAFSI) AFSI
$13.45-$21.36 Hourly / $2,331.33-$3,702.40 Monthly / $27,976.00-$44,428.80 Yearly

Senior Park Ranger (#SRPKRGAG07) AG07
$14.90-$23.09 Hourly / $2,582.67-$4,002.27 Monthly / $30,992.00-$48,027.20 Yearly


Supervises and/or performs duties related to park patrolling, interpretive programs, groundskeeping, fee collection, custodial and skilled building trades.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
One year of experience in park operations, maintenance and programs.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and
Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification with Practical Application; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of park maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of park operations.
  • Working knowledge of supervision principles and methods.
  • Working knowledge of park regulations, ordinances, nature, interpretive, and recreational programs.
  • Working knowledge of safety, first aid and CPR methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of one or more skilled building trades.
  • Skill in the use of custodial, groundskeeping and building trades equipment and tools.
  • Skill in the application of first aid and CPR.
  • Skill in making presentations to groups.
  • Ability to read and understand job related material.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to lift weights up to ninety five (95) pounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.
  • Supervises, assigns and reviews the work of park personnel engaged in park patrolling, groundskeeping, custodial, interpretive and recreational programs, and building maintenance and repair.
  • Participates in and assists park management in defining goals and objectives; providing budget inputs; training of staff; park inspections; establishing interpretive programs; preparation of purchase requisitions/orders; and procurement of tools, chemicals, materials and other supplies.
  • Patrols park grounds and facilities to ensure compliance by patrons with ordinances and regulations; provides information and guidance to visitors concerning park services; opens and closes gates, takes reservations and collects camping fees, controls traffic; monitors and oversees aquatic and swimming areas.
  • Provides first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patrons during emergencies.
  • Gives guided tours and makes presentations to visitors, students and other groups.
  • Maintains and repairs park structures including picnic shelters, tables, boardwalks, docks, gates, fences, restrooms and other facilities by performing skilled and semiskilled carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical and other building maintenance work.
  • Plants trees and shrubs; mows and edges lawn; and performs other groundskeeping, lawn maintenance and general landscaping work.
  • Cleans and resupplies restrooms, picnic shelters and other facilities; collects and empties trash.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports on attendance, emergencies and other incidents and activities.
  • Collects park entry and other related fees. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRPKRGAFSI; EST: 9/1/1998; REV: 3/29/2012;