The City of Rancho Cucamonga is seeking a Park Ranger for the Community Services Department. Under direct supervision of the Community Services Park Coordinator, the Park Ranger will patrol park usage and perform a variety of professional, technical and maintenance duties in the day to day operation of City parks, trails and open spaces including public relations, visitor services, enforcement of park rules and municipal ordinances, natural resource protection, minor maintenance and conduct educational programs. Monitors activities in parks and related facilities with a high degree of public contact, authorized to issue citations when required, prepare reports, perform administrative functions and related work as required. This position is a part-time position working 25 hours per week.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Patrol City parks, trails, facilities and open spaces, enforce City ordinances and park regulations. Communicates with law enforcement and fire officials regularly, use radio for Police/Fire in emergency situations, respond to low level calls for service in parks and recreational facilities. Assist in emergency call-out and evacuation situations; administers First Aid/CPR. Issues citations when necessary, approach the public when infractions of rules are apparent, diffuse potentially difficult situations; detect and report damage or vandalism; analyze situations and determine a course of action, anticipate and solve problems. Prepare written reports of incidents and accidents, prepare daily logs and activity reports, maintain records of park activities, work with Park Monitors on scheduled uses of picnic shelters, sports fields and other park amenities. Prepares and makes oral presentations to park visitors and community groups. Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles, perform minor maintenance, open and close park facilities when necessary; set up of equipment, barricades, traffic cones, or similar objects when necessary. This position does not have powers of arrest.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum 2 years of experience of extensive public contact and community relations, and interpreting and enforcing regulations, preferably in a park setting. Previous experience as a Park Ranger and experience enforcing ordinances is desired. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation, natural resource management or closely related field and bilingual English/Spanish is desired.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Organization and functional responsibilities of the Police, Fire and Public Works and Community Services Departments; PC 832 requirements, including citation preparation, City ordinances and rules, Fires-Aid, CPR, Pepper Spray regulations and other emergency procedures. Knowledge of parks, trails, open spaces and park facilities, general park maintenance standards, and principles of public relations, customer service and visitor management. Principles of outdoor recreation, interpretation and other type of visitor services. Principles of public speaking, principles and techniques of supervision and management. Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, record keeping and current compute software. Radio communication protocols, safe biking and cycling rules and practices, vehicles operations, basic traffic control methods. Self-motivated and thrives in a team environment while also able to work independently.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is a forward-looking, progressive organization, dedicated to the delivery of superior service to all those who live, work and play in our community. We call our workforce TeamRC and our shared vision is to exceed the expectations of those we serve in an environment of employee excellence and innovation, empowered by leadership, opportunity and a collaborative spirit. O...ne of the safest cities in the country, our community is a highly desirable place to live, work, and play. Situated at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga is home to almost 172,000 people. Amongst its many amenities are an award-winning senior and community center, the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, and the Victoria Gardens Regional Shopping Center.
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