The Park Ranger I learns the principles and techniques of assisting and protecting the public in the use of County park and recreation facilities and participates in the improvement, maintenance and protection of an assigned area.
This is the trainee level class in the Park Ranger series. Incumbents work under close supervision, initially in a training capacity. They receive on the job and classroom training in law enforcement related duties, protection of life and property, development of interpretive programs, and improvement and protection of natural resources. As experience and proficiency are gained, supervisory controls decrease. Incumbents are responsible for patrolling an assigned area and providing a safe environment for public use of park resources, providing information to the public, and protecting the resources of the Santa Clara County parks system.
For complete job description, employment standards and how to apply please visit www.sccjobs.org
Job Posting will close on July 21, 2020
In order to qualify for the Park Ranger position, applicants MUST possess a current California Penal Code Section 832 Powers of Arrest Certificate at the time of application. Obtaining this certification requires completion of a 40 hour course of instruction, and courses are held at various locations in California. This recruitment closes on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. To find available courses that can be taken prior to the recruitment closing, please click here. Please note, these courses fill up quickly and some of them already have wait lists, so it is recommended to sign up as soon as possible.
A letter from a certified swim instructor issued within the last 12 months, verifying the ability to swim one hundred (100) yards within five (5) minutes, is also required and must be attached to the application as well. Due to COVID-19, the ability to obtain a swim certification from a public pool may be limited. If you would like to be contacted to arrange for a swim test, for verification purposes, please indicate so in the supplemental questions of the application.
NOTE: Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take a written examination. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Candidates who pass the written exam will then be invited to take an agility exam. The agility exam is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020.
About Santa Clara County Parks
Santa Clara County Park’s six decade legacy of providing outstanding recreational opportunities in beautiful natural locations has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the California. Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County park system has grown to include 28 regional parks encompassing over 52,000 acres of land.
Our dedicated ranger, maintenance and interpretive staff are necessary complements to the overall park experience, taking an active role in the stewardship of the County’s finest natural resources and waterways especially with the assistance from our 1,400 volunteers who selflessly donate more than 60,000 hours of labor each year.