Park Ranger

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Job Description

This role involves ensuring the safety of visitors, providing educational information, maintaining park facilities, and enforcing park regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Visitor Assistance and Education:
    • Provide information and assistance to park visitors, ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable experience.
    • Conduct educational programs, guided tours, and interpretive talks to inform visitors about the park’s natural and cultural resources.
    • Develop and distribute educational materials such as brochures, maps, and signage.
  2. Patrol and Safety:
    • Patrol park areas to monitor activities and ensure compliance with park rules and regulations.
    • Respond to emergencies, including providing first aid, coordinating search and rescue operations, and notifying law enforcement if necessary.
    • Monitor weather conditions and other environmental factors to alert visitors of potential hazards.
  3. Resource Management and Conservation:
    • Participate in the conservation and restoration of natural habitats, wildlife populations, and cultural sites.
    • Conduct environmental monitoring and research activities to support resource management plans.
    • Assist in controlling invasive species and conducting prescribed burns or other habitat management practices.
  4. Maintenance and Operations:
    • Perform routine maintenance and repairs of park facilities, trails, and equipment.
    • Ensure cleanliness and functionality of visitor centers, restrooms, picnic areas, and campgrounds.
    • Operate and maintain vehicles, tools, and equipment used in park operations.
  5. Enforcement and Compliance:
    • Enforce park rules and regulations to protect resources and ensure visitor safety.
    • Issue citations or warnings to individuals violating park policies.
    • Work with law enforcement agencies to investigate and report criminal activities within the park.
  6. Administrative Duties:
    • Maintain accurate records and reports related to visitor services, incidents, and resource management activities.
    • Assist in budget planning and resource allocation for park operations.
    • Participate in training and professional development opportunities to stay current with best practices in park management.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, environmental science, park management, or a related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in park operations, law enforcement, or natural resource management is desirable.
  • Certification in first aid, CPR, and AED; additional emergency response training is a plus.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Physical fitness to perform strenuous activities, including hiking, lifting, and operating equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to operate various types of vehicles and equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • May require working evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Exposure to potentially hazardous conditions, such as wildlife, rough terrain, and inclement weather.