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Park Ranger - 13633210

Police Force:San Diego County Sheriff Department
Location:County of San Diego, California
Salary:$37,876.80 - $46,030.40 Annually

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Job Title:Park Ranger - 13633210
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 11/11/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$37,876.80 - $46,030.40 Annually
Job Type:Regular - Full time
Location:County of San Diego, California

The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking qualified applicants for


The Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to enhancing the quality of life in San Diego County by providing parks and recreational opportunities and preserving regionally significant resources in a parks system that is the pride of San Diego County. This mission is at the heart of what our employees do each day and a passion that is shared and fostered among our colleagues. Every position and function within the County Parks and Recreation system plays a part in upholding the Department's motto that "Parks Make Life Better!"

For additional information about the department, please click here.

Park Rangers are responsible for assisting members of the public when they visit County of San Diego parks, preserves, campgrounds, sports facilities and historic areas by providing administration, interpretation, safe facilities, park rules enforcement, and maintenance services.

The working conditions of a Park Ranger may consist of working nights, weekends, and holiday shifts. Park Rangers may also be assigned to work in rural locations and may be exposed to extremes in temperature.

Please click here to review the complete job description, including minimum qualifications, examples of duties, essential functions, working conditions, etc. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in parks and recreation management, natural resource management, cultural resource management, anthropology, history, biology, archeology, public administration, business administration, recreation administration, or closely related field; OR,

2. Sixty (60) semester units of college-level coursework from an accredited. U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency toward a four-year degree in one of the fields described above, AND, one (1) year of fulltime, paid experience in the operation, maintenance, and protection of a park, forest, natural recreational or historical area, or recreational programs; OR,

3. Two (2) years of fulltime, or equivalent, paid experience as described above. One (1) year fulltime, or equivalent, volunteer experience may substitute for a maximum of one (1) year of fulltime, or equivalency, paid experience; OR,

4. Two (2) years of fulltime experience as a Park Maintenance Worker with the County of San Diego.

NOTE: If qualifying under requirements 1 or 2, applicants must attach a copy of their unofficial or official transcripts, diplomas, and/or verification letters from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a foreign studies equivalency certificate during Step 1 of the online application process.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Possesses previous experience and proven background with park operations in various settings, such as day parks, campgrounds, sports facilities, historic areas and open space preserves;
  • Drives to excel, self-starter;
  • Communicates effectively in verbal and written form;
  • Establishes and maintains excellent interpersonal relations and customer service;
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior, honesty, and trustworthiness;
  • Stays current with information and trends in the field of parks and recreation and displays willingness to share ideas with staff;
  • Accepts and adapts to change;
  • Works independently and takes responsibility for completing assigned tasks;
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to shifting priorities;
  • Displays accountability for own success and the success of the department;
  • Displays proficiency with computer operation and use;
  • Enjoys working outdoors and with the public;
  • Willing to work nights, weekends or holidays;
  • Possesses physical capabilities to participate in park operations.
Evaluation Process:

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to take and pass a written exam in order to continue in the selection process. Invitations to take the written exam will be determined by the responses you provide on the supplemental application form using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process and pass the exam, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

The written exam will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The written exam is multiple-choice and will include questions on: Customer Service/Interpersonal Relations, Written Communications/Business English, Cashiering and Cash Handling, Scenarios Involving Judgment and Decision Making, Basic Terminology Pertaining to Parks and Recreation, and Reading Comprehension. Invitations to take the written exam will be sent ten (10) days prior to the date of the written exam. Due to the high volume of applications expected, there will be NO make-ups or rescheduling of exams allowed. Please plan accordingly.

If you are a qualified applicant with a disability or are requesting accommodations for religious reasons, click here or contact the Department of Human Resources at (866) 880-9374 to request an accommodation form.

Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received from the written exam (weighted 30%) and the evaluation of information contained on their employment and supplemental applications (weighted 70%).

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:33939


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