Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District's mission is to acquire and maintain open space in the District for preservation and use, working with partners and the community, for public benefit, enjoyment and environmental protection.
We're currently looking for a full-time temporary Ranger to assist with operating and maintaining our parks.
Perform a variety of maintenance and construction duties relating to the development and upkeep of District lands, trees, trails, structures, and facilities.
Maintain Irrigation systems and plants in designated areas.
Repair and maintain small equipment used in such work, as well as general maintenance of vehicles.
Adhere to procedures, methods, and techniques of construction tools and equipment operation.
Perform related work, as required.
Perform a variety of administrative duties, such as general record keeping, maintaining fixed asset inventories, and maintaining various data on District lands and facilities.
Obtain cost estimates, solicit bids, and order and purchase supplies.
Maintain various logs, such as dally logs, maintenance, work, and/or project/production schedules, etc.
Schedule, train, organize, supervise, and review prison inmate crews, volunteer, part-time, and/or temporary employees as assigned.
Assist with special events, public outreach, and issuance of access permits.
Assist administrative staff with review and implementation of site development and management plans, as needed.
Perform special assignments, as required.
Assist in the preparation and implementation of the Operations and Maintenance Division and Capital Projects annual budget and monitor expenditures.
Provide visitor services and information, such as giving directions, answering phones, and responding to complaints.
Maintain professional relations and communications with the public, volunteers, crews, supervisor, District staff, tenants, and other agencies.
Serve as liaison to citizen advisory groups, as needed.
Assist with special events such as Annual Coastal Clean-up Day, Good Old Days, and California State Trails Day.
Open and close District parks.
Patrol District lands to insure safe public use of the lands and to resolve problems.
Issue warnings and citations under appropriate laws or ordinances for non-compliance of park regulations and, if needed, appear in court; and utilize law enforcement agencies to achieve compliance.
Enforce state and federal laws and District policies.
Work weekends and holidays. Respond to 24-hour emergencies, such as calls for medical assistance, searches, and other requests for aid; complete medical/incident reports.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
The successful candidate will possess any combination of education, training and work experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Typical qualifying education and experience might include:
Three years experience as a Park Ranger or Park Maintenance Technician, or three years of recent experience in landscape/park facility maintenance, construction, or a related field
Completion of two years of community college,with an Associate degree In Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources, Forestry, Construction Management or other related field.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California driver license is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain a Standard CPR card and a Standard First Aid card within 6 weeks of hire is required.
Applicants must complete PC832 (Citation Training) within 6 weeks of hire.
Botany, natural resources, and habitat management practices.
General ecological principles and processes.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local codes and regulations regarding construction and operations.
Basic budgeting, purchasing, and monitoring practices.
Trade skills in plumbing, electrical, and carpentry per industry standards.
Trail maintenance and construction standards and equipment.
Parks and/or grounds maintenance methods and equipment.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.
Read and comprehend design specifications and plans for typical "park profession" site development, maintenance, and construction, especially accessways and natural habitat/landscape restoration.
Read topographic maps (and use survey type instruments).
Exercise good organizational and research skills.
Apply sound judgment and act decisively in stressful situations.
Safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools,vehicles, and heavy-duty equipment.
Frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with a focus on quality service.
Perform basic mathematical computations.
Work weekends and holidays.
Wear a District-issued uniform.
Purchase at maintain at your own cost, safety footwear that meets District specifications.
Work outside under adverse working conditions.
Work independently and as a member of adverse team or work group.
Operate office equipment, such as a personal computer, FAX machine, etc.
Hike extended distances on trails to perform related duties as required.
Perform tree maintenance including climbing,pruning, chainsaw use, and tree removal, as needed.