Park Ranger City of San Diego San Diego

Title Park Ranger
Date 2020
Company City of San Diego
City San Diego

Short Description :

At the time of hire An Associates Degree or higher in Resource Management, Public Resource Protection, Park Management, Outdoor Recreation, Geography, Biology, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for lack of experience in ,…

Full Description :


Park Ranger positions assist in the management or operation of a resource-based, open-space, or regional park; drive pick-up trucks, four-wheel drive, and other park utility vehicles in patrols of assigned park areas; design and conduct interpretive programs on the cultural, natural, and historical features of various City parks; design and prepare exhibits and publications; perform general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat restoration projects; monitor park usage; enforce park policies and regulations; issue citations; assist in planning, monitoring, and implementing special events; train, direct, and evaluate the work of contracted labor crews and volunteers; serve as a liaison and conduct presentations to community groups, other City departments, other agencies, and the public regarding park facilities, services, and improvements; prepare reports; and perform other duties as assigned.

  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time, and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill vacancies for open-space, shoreline, and other areas as necessary.
  • Park Ranger employees may work unusual shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Park Ranger positions may include duties that involve hiking long distances and lifting/carrying objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Park Ranger employees must wear standard apparel as prescribed. Costs for the initial uniform will be reimbursed to the employee after completion of the probationary period and attainment of permanent status as a Park Ranger.
  • Park Ranger employees MUST possess the following within six months from the date of hire: Completion of a valid California Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest course (or equivalent, if out-of-state); and a valid CPR/First Aid Certificate.
  • In accordance with California Public Resources Code section 5163, all persons holding Park Ranger positions must get tested for tuberculosis (TB) when hired and every four years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EDUCATION: Associate's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 60 semester/90 quarter).

  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time experience assisting in the management or operation of a resource-based, open-space, or regional park. Qualifying experience MUST include: Enforcing park regulations and/or having the authority to do so; and writing/presenting historical and natural science interpretive programs.
  • An Associate's Degree or higher in Resource Management, Public Resource Protection, Park Management, Outdoor Recreation, Geography, Biology, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for lack of experience in writing/presenting historical and natural science interpretive programs.
  • employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
  • Experience maintaining park grounds is NOT qualifying.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.
  • Resource management experience in trail maintenance and/or habitat restoration.
  • Knowledge of regional and cultural history.
  • Experience enforcing regulations and issuing citations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: Personnel Department, 1200 Third AvenueSuite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying. SCREENING PROCESS Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next one year. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the . Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.
Rev. 6 – April 3, 2020 (New Recruitment Date)
City employees may be eligible to participate in a benefit program including holidays, vacations, savings and retirement plans, health programs, and other benefits.
City employees initially hired on or after the effective date of Proposition B, a voter-approved San Diego Charter amendment to modify City employee retirement benefits, will not be eligible to participate in the City’s Defined Benefit Plan administered by the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System. Benefits may change due to employer-employee contract negotiations.

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