Park Ranger

City of San Jose

About the organization

Are you ready to join a team that is "Building Community Through Fun?" Are you ready to make a difference? San José’s Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department (PRNS) is looking for people who want to make San José a better place to live. Our mission is to build healthy communities through people, parks, and programs, and our vision is to be a national leader in cultivating healthy communities through quality programs and dynamic public spaces. We are guided by the principles of accessibility, inclusiveness, affordability, equity, diversity, sustainability, and flexibility.

We create and activate quality places where people want to live, work, play, and learn: 50 community centers, 200 parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, and more. We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Our team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative. We are a fast-paced organization that acts decisively after thoughtful planning. To learn more about us, click here.

Duties

Under supervision, this classification performs duties of moderate difficulty including performing overall work in park operations and visitor services; resource and environmental protection; greeting visitors and explaining/interpreting park features; collecting and accounting for fees; performing rescue and fire suppression activities; administering first aid as needed; patrolling parks; enforcement of state and local laws; performing conservation programs and projects; providing lead direction to other park personnel; coordinating and leading volunteer and internship programs; providing traffic and parking control; and preparing written and oral reports and other communication.

The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department currently has approximately four full- time permanent positions.

If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

WORK SCHEDULES FOR MOST POSITIONS MAY FLUCTUATE TO MEET PARK OPERATIONAL NEEDS AND WILL INCLUDE WORK DURING LATE AFTERNOONS/EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. ASSIGNMENTS CAN BE MADE TO ANY AREA OF THE CITY'S REGIONAL PARKS, TRAILS SYSTEM, OR OTHER PRNS FACILITY.

Qualifications

1. Education and Experience

Two years of undergraduate course work from an accredited college or university. This is equivalent to at least 60 semester units or 90 quarter units.

Veterans and active military personnel may substitute this requirement if they:

Have served in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, or Coast Guard AND

Have completed four years of active military duty AND

Have received an honorable discharge from the United States Military.

2. Licenses/Certificates

Possession of a valid State of California driver's license.

Possession of current Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certificates within the first 6 months of employment.

Deputization as a Peace Officer is required for full time positions.

3. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Note: Candidates may be asked to provide certificates referenced in the Licenses/Certificates section above, at the time of interview.

**PELLETB: Complete the California P.O.S.T. Reading & Writing Test (PELLETB). Pass Point is a T-Score total of 50 or higher. Applicants taking the PELLETB test will be responsible for submitting proof for verification of his/her results.

Salary

$32.54 to 39.67 per hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

PELLETB: Complete the California P.O.S.T. Reading & Writing Test (PELLETB). Pass Point is a T-Score total of 50 or higher. Applicants taking the PELLETB test will be responsible for submitting proof for verification of his/her results. Please attach test results to your application. Verification must be on an agency letterhead, listing where the test was administered, test date, type of test administered and test results. Results are valid for three years. For more information or to register go to: http://www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests

This position will remain open until filled and applications are reviewed continuously. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. The next review of applications will be July 6, 2021. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email [email protected]

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