Under general supervision, this position is responsible for providing education, information and other customer services to visitors of the Allegheny County parks near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and promoting recreation and safe utilization of the parks in accordance with applicable provisions of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances.
Patrol the 9 Allegheny County Parks and provide information and answer questions from visitors about park resources, facilities, environmental features and history of County parks; provide maps and directions.
Develop and present a variety of high quality interpretive, theme-based formal and informal programs and educational presentations for schools, civic groups and others as requested. These may include but are not limited to: orientation talks, guided hikes, lectures, conducted activities, cultural demonstrations, and education and outreach programs.
Learn about park resources by reviewing published maps, research materials and other documents.
Explain park rules and regulations to the public and gain compliance through education.
Monitor parks and natural areas through resource management practices to ensure that natural and man-made hazards are identified and corrected; perform regular checks of grounds, buildings, and park facilities for vandalism, damage, safety hazards and cleanliness, open and close the parks, and report problems and areas of concern to appropriate parties.
Respond and assist in coordination of responses to emergency situations including first aid, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents/breakdowns, etc.
Report complaints and/or incidents involving the public to appropriate public safety personnel.
Compile daily park use statistics; maintain required records and prepare reports as necessary.
Assist with large scale special events by providing logistical support and programmatic assistance.
Wear issued uniform and represent the County Parks in a professional manner according to the Park Ranger Division Guidelines.
Perform other related duties as required or requested.
Associates Degree or 60 post-secondary credits AND one year of related experience and/or training required. A minimum of fifteen (15) credits of coursework in natural or environmental sciences, natural resource management, park management, outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental education or ecology preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.