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PARK RANGER

  • 508016
  • WENDEN
  • PARKS BOARD
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 26 2022 at 23:55 MST

PARKS BOARD

Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners.
To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at azstateparks.com.
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 30 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.

PARK RANGER

ALAMO LAKE STATE PARK

**must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays**

**HOUSING AVAILABLE**

Job Location:

Address: P.O. Box 38, Wenden, AZ 85357
37 mi. N of Wenden

Posting Details:

Salary: $15.9154 - $17.50 / per hour

Grade: 16

Closing Date: May 26, 2022

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of work activities while providing customer service in the operation of a recreational, historic or natural resource park; interprets natural features of the area, or historic objects/artifacts for visitors; and ensures public safety by enforcing Park rules and regulations.

Job Duties:

Outdoor Recreation & Programs:
- Host visitors, help train staff and volunteers, conduct interpretive programs, and lead guided walks or hikes.
- Provides information in response to visitor questions, direction, guidance, and concerns.

Customer Service:
- Provides customer service by phone and in-person and responds to public inquiries about park hours, accommodations, reservations, etc.

Cash Handling:
- Performs cashier duties at Contact Station/Gift Shop.
- Collects and accounts for park fees and store purchases.

Public & Staff Safety:
- Promotes the safety of park visitors.
- Enforces Park rules and protects Park resources.
- Utilizes two-way radio communications system.
- Confers with local officials and law enforcement officers.

Maintenance:
- Perform various maintenance tasks proficiently including vehicle and park equipment, minor electrical, plumbing, and preventive maintenance.

May Lead and assist in training of subordinate staff.

Other duties as assigned to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
- Park rules/ regulations, fees and revenue functions,
- Techniques for display and interpretation of objects/artifacts and general/natural resources to visitors.
- General office procedures.

Skill in:
- Maintenance and inspection of park infrastructure, buildings and equipment, including general plumbing skills, landscaping, minor electrical and preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Ability to:
- Research of natural or historical information; performing math calculations.
- First aid techniques; oral and written communications; interpersonal relationships.
- Perform vehicle, equipment and building maintenance and repairs.
- Deescalate upset or non-compliant visitors.

Selective Preference(s):

Two years of experience equivalent to a Park Ranger Specialist; OR three years of work experience in customer service, library or museum work; OR a Bachelor's degree in Park Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or a closely related field. Any combination of training and experience that meet knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a current Arizona Driver's license appropriate to assignment. Some positions may require certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Benefits:

The State’s comprehensive benefits package includes, affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans. Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, deferred compensation plan. Accrued sick leave and vacation leave, ten paid holidays per year and wellness plans.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

Contact Us:

Recruitmenthr@azstateparks.gov

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.