Park Ranger Assistant

Application Deadline: 2022-08-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
The Assistant Park Ranger will oversee seasonal/part time park staff in the performance of daily operations, customer service and maintenance of the assigned parks. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the maintenance and operation of parks open spaces, buildings, grounds and turf care. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, the ability to safely operate heavy equipment, ability to perform building and equipment maintenance as well as provide exceptional customer service. The Park System has an annual attendance of nearly 1 million visitors.
*Recommends and implements solutions to provide safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing park facilities.

Essential Duties
Provide exemplary customer service to all customers and actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment.

Implements Department and County goals, objectives, and policies; maintains performance standards .

Supervising seasonal park staff.

Assists , under the direction of a Park Ranger, in preventative maintenance, assists in troubleshooting and makes repairs on motorized equipment, machinery, buildings/HVAC systems and other park facilities.

Operates trucks, tractors, mowers, chainsaws, snow removal equipment, skid steers, and other park related equipment.

Operates winter snow grooming equipment for cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails and fat tire bike trails.

Assist in the collection of and accounts for user fees.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Associates degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in, Forestry, Biology or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Education or equivalent experience related to this job description.

Licenses or Certifications:
CPR and First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ideal candidate will be a quick and independent learner, and able to adapt to new tasks.

Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical operations (construction).

Knowledge of equipment used in park operations.

Must have exceptionally strong customer service and communication skills.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the workplace.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments, and the general public.

Ability to organize and plan short term and long-term work in parks.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

Deadline Note:

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