Park Ranger - Full Time

Montgomery County Pennsylvania - Norristown, PA2.8

Full-time | Commission


SUMMARY: A Park Ranger provides public information and assistance, public safety, resource protection, interpretive programming and assists in light maintenance at all division facilities.

Provides visitor services which include education and information regarding various topics such as recreational opportunities and safety
Observes, collects and reports information that affects division facilities and users
Educates the public about all division Rules and Regulations and enforces as needed
Organizes and performs recreational and interpretative programming
Responsible for crowd and traffic control within division facilities/events
Performs individual routine patrols by vehicle, bicycle, foot, utility vehicle and boat in a variety of weather conditions
Assists all local, county, state and federal agencies as needed
Performs daily vehicle/equipment check and completes daily patrol logs, incident reports, attendance counts and maintenance request forms
Assists in light maintenance including but not limited to trash pick-up and removal, restroom cleaning and snow removal
Assists with special events and projects in any region
Assists in natural resource restoration projects as directed
Provides emergency aid as trained for all visitors and contacts local EMS as needed
May supervise volunteers and/or community service workers
Required to take training as assigned
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Experience in resource protection, visitor services, outdoor education and/or emergency services preferred
Must be eighteen (18) years of age
Minimum High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in Park Management/Administration, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or related fields preferred
Must be able to read/write/speak English
Must project a pleasant and professional presence when interacting with the public
Must possess a valid Driver’s License, a satisfactory driving record and the ability to maintain one throughout employment
Successfully pass the PA State Police Criminal Record Check
Must possess good problem-solving ability and good judgment
Must be able to complete assigned work within deadlines
Must be familiar with all pertinent PA Fish & Boat and PA Game Commission regulations as well as local ordinances

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

Have the ability to climb, stoop, bend, reach, walk, sit or stand for long periods of time
Must be able to lift at least up to fifty (50) pounds (repeatedly)
Must be able to lift and use various pieces of hand held equipment, up to twenty (20) pounds, for prolonged periods of time
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when applicable

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

This position will be in the field. A Park Ranger may experience the following:

Occasional exposure to chemicals, hazardous vegetation (poison ivy, etc.) and other hazards (animals, bees, etc.) when performing their responsibilities
Exposure to inclement weather, extreme heat, cold, snow, ice and rain
Will work at various sites as assigned
Required to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed
Be available for all emergencies outside of normal working hours
Must wear provided uniform
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud