Park Ranger II

East Bay Regional Park District - Oakland, CA4.5

The Position

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands, trails, rolling hills, shorelines, and lakes. We have a great opportunity for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for working with the public. If this sounds like you, please apply and be a part of the largest regional park district in the nation!

Under general supervision, the Park Ranger II performs semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance and other tasks on Park District properties and facilities in support of the operation, development, and resource protection of the Park District's parklands and trails.

Class Characteristics: This is an advanced journey level position, which is distinguished from Park Ranger I in that, in addition to the essential functions of a Park Ranger I, level II Rangers perform work of a higher skill and may be assigned the responsibility to lead or instruct others.

Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has several vacancies located at various parks and sites throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Park Ranger II positions work either full-time for nine months of the year, or full-time year-round. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pools.

Positions in this classification often include public contact and therefore bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Essential Functions

The essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Performs the essential functions of a Park Ranger I;
Performs grounds maintenance tasks, such as, installation, inspection, repair, and adjustment of irrigation systems; construction and/or installation and repair of fences (wood, barbed wire, chain link, etc.), gates, stairs, boardwalks, picnic tables, drinking fountains, signs, information panels, cattle or horse troughs, etc.; applies herbicides and pesticides; turf mowing and/or rough mowing, using sit-down or walk-behind mowers and tractors; pours concrete pads;
Maintains trails, trail heads, and staging areas, to include the installation and repair of fencing, trail signs, markers, and gates;
Operates, inspects, and maintains a variety of vehicles and equipment, e.g., tractors, trucks, lawn mowers, chain saws, boats, etc.;
Maintains buildings, e.g., repair, replacement, and/or installation of plumbing fixtures and valves, etc.;
Patrols parks, trails, and waterways to check for potential hazards, assist in protecting the natural resources of parks and trails by monitoring the impact and activities of grazing operations, parks users, etc., and to ensure park users adhere to park rules and regulations; controls rodent and other pest populations; removes nonnative species from District lands.;
Performs administrative tasks, such as ordering and purchasing supplies, preparing monthly revenue and other reports, monitoring and enforcing contracts, completing fixed asset inventories, etc., and acting as Park Supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, and

Experience: Three years experience in the East Bay Regional Park District classification of Park Ranger I, or three years of recent experience in landscape/park facility maintenance, construction, or a related field and which demonstrates the ability to provide quality customer service.

Substitution: One year of relevant, college-level course work, or successful completion of one year of related classes at a trade or vocational school, may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Additional Information

Knowledge of:
Parks and/or grounds maintenance methods and equipment.

Ability to:
Safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles, and equipment.
Frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers.
Perform basic mathematical computations.
Lead and instruct others in maintenance and repair activities.
Work outside and under adverse working conditions.
Follow written and oral instructions.
Learn and operate the use of office equipment, such as a personal computer, FAX machine, etc.

Conditions of Employment:
Required to work in a prescribed uniform;
May be required to work unusual hours, weekends, and holidays;
May be required to work in a variety of work environments;
Must be able to use a respirator in accordance with CAL OSHA respirator regulations;
A valid California Driver's License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.

Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:
A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online, and
Completed supplemental questions. Note: Question 23 asks for work location preference(s). You may view an accompanying map by clicking here.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. If you have previously applied on, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment. The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a background check, including fingerprint check, and District medical examination prior to employment. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428.

Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154.

Tentative Date of Examinations:
During the months of December 2018 and January 2019

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.