County of Marin - Job Announcement: Park Ranger

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Park Ranger

Recruitment #1157-10-09

YOU'RE INVITED TO APPLY! The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Parks and Open Space are announcing a recruitment for the position of Park Ranger. Park Rangers are responsible for public contact, enforcement, and maintenance of park land under the Countyís jurisdiction. This position is distinguished from Open Space Park Ranger in that the work of the latter focuses on patrolling and preserving the natural habitat of flora and fauna found in open space lands rather than the operation and maintenance of developed parks and recreational areas. This is a fixed term position funded through 2013 and may continue contingent upon ongoing funding. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any future vacancies for Park Ranger which may occur. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a supplemental application screening, written examination, practical performance, oral examination or any combination to determine which candidatesí names will be placed on the eligible list.

TENTATIVE WRITTEN & PERFORMANCE EXAM: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010

TENTATIVE ORAL INTERVIEW EXAM:

                                TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2010

DUTIES: Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains park facilities such as buildings, tennis courts, play equipment and pathways; inspects grounds and facilities for hazardous conditions and corrects or barricades the hazard and reports the need for repair.

  • Assists and provides information to park visitors; educates the public by conducting interpretive tours and other activities; coordinates group use permits; presents interpretive presentations, public outreach and other environmental activities.

  • Plants, cultivates, prunes, irrigates, fertilizes, mows, aerates and removes turf, trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plants.

  • Installs and maintains irrigation systems.

  • Prepares sports fields for use.

  • Removes litter, empties trash cans and maintains park areas in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Collects admittance fees, reconciles receipts and makes bank deposits.

  • Responds to emergency situations; notifies the appropriate medical, law enforcement and/or fire response organizations; administers first-aid and CPR.

  • Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks such as rough carpentry, plumbing, painting and masonry.

  • Operates and performs routine maintenance to park vehicles, equipment and tools; reports the need for major maintenance or repair.

  • Prepares and maintains records of work performed and materials and equipment used.

  • May train, advise and inspect work of seasonal or part-time employees or volunteers.

  • May perform and direct the operation and maintenance of swimming pools on a seasonal basis.

  • Applies pesticides and other materials used in integrated pest management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS): Two years of experience in park and/or landscape maintenance or development. Experience in dealing with the public is desirable. Training and/or education in park or resource management, horticulture, environmental studies or a field related to the work may be substituted for the experience outlined above on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one year. Experience in the installation and maintenance of turf, landscape, irrigation systems and plant materials is highly desirable.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF: Methods and procedures used in park maintenance, operation, and development; codes, rules and regulations related to park use and parking on park land; use, safe handling and application of pesticides; use and routine maintenance of power and hand tools; basic electrical, plumbing and carpentry mathematics.

CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of or ability to obtain within one year of appointment certificates in standard first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Must successfully complete POST Certified PC832 Powers of Arrest within one year of the date of employment. Possession of or ability to obtain a Pest Control Applicator Certificate is highly desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be willing to work independently, off-hours and weekend schedules and outdoors in any weather conditions and with exposure to pesticides (with use of proper safety equipment). Must be willing to wear a County-provided uniform. NOTE: Will be subject to a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment, in accordance with State law.

LICENSE: Ability to drive is an essential function for this assignment. Successful candidates must possess a valid California Class C driverís license and submit a satisfactory driving history (within the last six months) obtained from the DMV at the selection interview.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Strength to perform heavy physical labor and to lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds and heavier weights with proper equipment.