Under limited supervision, this position assists in the implementation of the Park Ranger Division throughout the Allegheny County Parks system. The Senior Park Ranger will assist in training newly hired Park Rangers and provide mentoring and support to Park Rangers as they perform their daily assigned responsibilities. Senior Park Rangers provide information and other customer services to visitors of County parks and promote recreation and safe utilization of the parks in accordance with applicable provisions of the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances.
Assist in the management of the Park Ranger Division throughout the County Parks system (North Region based).
Assist in conducting initial and ongoing training of Park Rangers.
Support Park Rangers in their daily activities to ensure maximum effectiveness; resolve complex situations or issues that arise in the course of assigned operations.
Provide information and answer questions from visitors about park resources, facilities, environmental features and history of County parks; provide maps and directions.
Explain park rules and regulations to the public.
Oversee parks and natural areas to ensure that natural and man-made hazards are identified and corrected.
Report complaints and/or incidents involving the public to appropriate public safety personnel.
Develop and present a variety of informational presentations for schools, civic groups and others as requested, as well as interpretive, theme-based formal and informal programs including orientation talks, guided hikes, conducted activities, cultural demonstrations, and education and outreach programs; learn about park resources by reviewing published maps, research materials and other documents.
Assist in the preparation of informational materials about County parks.
Compile park use statistics as required; maintain required records and prepare reports as necessary.
Assist with management of regional volunteer trail stewards and trail project approval.
Perform other related duties as required or requested.
Bachelor’s degree with coursework in a field related to the job AND two (2) years of related experience and/or training required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Must possess current, valid certification in first aid and CPR at time of hire.
Must possess current, valid Class C driver’s license at time of hire.
It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass background checks and drug/medical examination as required for the position.
To apply online for this position, please visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Careers/Parks/Senior-Park-Ranger---Northern-Region.aspx