Park Ranger (Part-Time)

  • City of Boynton Beach, FL
  • Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Aug 10, 2018
Part Time Forestry Parks and Recreation

Job Description

Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to perform park patron service work involving public relations and safe use and enjoyment of City parks.  Protects public property by properly interpreting park rules and educating park patrons about regulations established for that purpose.  Secures recreation areas and facilities.
Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification.  They are not listed in any order of importance.  The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
Patrols City parks and recreation areas.
Meets the public and gives information concerning parks facilities, park rules and regulations and other matter of public interest.
Enforces applicable ordinances.
Locks gates, bathrooms doors, and ensures that park and recreation areas and facilities are secured.
Assists in the recovery of lost children and property.
Corrects and/or reports any conditions that involves damage, theft, vandalism or hazard.
Checks buildings, and facilities in parks for security and vandalisms.
Prepares reports as required.
Directs vehicle and boat traffic inside park boundaries, aids motorists and boaters as required.
Renders First Aid and/or CPR when necessary.
Performs related work as required.
Assists in providing at Department and/or City sponsored special events.
Set up rooms/facilities for special events or functions.
Assists in providing crowd control.
Performs minor maintenance and/or custodial duties when necessary.
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, and engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.
Minimum Qualifications High school Diploma or valid equivalent; two (2) years of experience as a park ranger, security personnel, military personnel, civic law enforcement, or related experience. 
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Must possess or obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Knowledge of City laws and ordinances
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques
  • Ability to secure and analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions
  • Ability to meet the public and to deal courteously but firmly with them in explaining Park Ordinances, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with park visitors and guests.

Physical Ability :  Tasks require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals.  Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. Essential functions are regularly performed outdoors with potential exposure to very high temperatures, animals and insects.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.

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