This position primarily exists to preserve and protect natural areas and habitat, enforce park rules and regulations, educate on public safety through contact and programming, supports and monitors emergency situations, and physically patrols/maintains trails, trailheads, restrooms, and facilities of the mountain parks, preserves, and urban parks. Communicates using a handheld device with department staff and first responders during emergency situations. Patrols city property in a marked city vehicle, completes daily patrol logs, incident reports, and may perform general first aid and CPR (general training provided).
Park Rangers will enforce park rules, regulations, and ordinances as required while educating the public in the mountain parks, preserves, and urban parks. This position issues notices of violation and criminal citations in accordance to City Code and will interact safely and communicate effectively with a variety of park users during enforcement situations and complete timely reports with accurate documentation.
Currently, there are full-time and part-time vacancies in the Parks and Recreation Department.
This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.
One year of experience as a Park Ranger, or in outdoor recreation planning or natural resource management.
Other combinations of experience in natural resource management, recreation management, environmental science, or a related field may be considered.
Working irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings is required.
For part-time positions, must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds may be required.
Must be able to walk long distances and over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
Must be able to hike, mountain bike, and work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements for an extended period of time.
Some positions require the ability to safely operate various pieces of equipment including chainsaw, ATV, and Bobcat.
Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess an appropriate valid Arizona driver's license, possess personal insurance coverage, and have an acceptable driving record.
Employment is contingent upon the employee meeting background checks and fingerprinting standards for positions that work with children.
Lead trail work projects and supervise part time and volunteer staff effectively.
Monitor and maintain the safety and cleanliness of facilities, trails and general grounds.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:
Formal education in natural resource management, recreation management, environmental science, or a related field.
Experience in the following areas:
Performing educational and enforcement duties and programming in natural resource riparian/desert mountain preserve areas including trails and open spaces.
Communicating directly with the public and customers in a professional and pleasant manner.
The City of Phoenix is a four-time recipient of the "All American City" award, Governing magazine's only "Grade A City" in 2000 and the 1993 winner of the Carl Bertelsmann prize "Best Run City in the World". It has over 15,000 employees and values the diversity of its community and is a equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Some of the benefits include: Medical and Dental Insurance,... Life Insurance, Annual Vacation and Sick Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Deferred Compensation Program, and Retirement Plan.