Overview

Park Rangers 2 must have an Associate’s or higher level degree and at least one season* of experience in a parks or recreational organization performing any of the following duties: law enforcement or security, firefighting, environmental education or stewardship, forest management, park maintenance or operations, historic preservation or interpretation, or wildlife management or preservation; OR a high school or equivalency diploma and three seasons* of the experience noted above. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position. Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation, including fingerprinting. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver’s license as a term and condition of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid New York State Security Guard License as a term and condition of employment.

  • A season is defined as working at least 300 hours performing the duties noted above.

Duties Description
State Parks has a great opportunity for folks who have a passion for the outdoors and outdoor recreation! We are looking for responsible individuals to serve as role models and to provide guidance to seasonal Park Rangers. Park Rangers 2 are responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating seasonal Park Rangers who are assigned to various Parks within the Niagara Region. Park Rangers serve as ambassadors, welcome the public in a friendly and courteous manner, engage visitors in park activities, provide information on facility amenities and protect park patrons and state parks and historic sites. The Park Ranger 2 will:

  • Recruit seasonal Park Ranger candidates from colleges, schools, job fairs and through social media campaign
  • Participate in the interview, selection and hiring process
  • Coordinate mandated Security Guard Training as well as in-house training
  • Coordinate Park Ranger uniform and equipment needs such as cells phones and radios
  • Determine availability of bicycles, utility terrain vehicles, electrical vehicles and other motorized vehicles
  • Visit Parks to observe Park Rangers on duty and confer with Park Managers on the Park Ranger Program
  • Monitor personal service and non-personal service budgets and prepare seasonal staffing plans

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this position, COME JOIN THE PARKS TEAM!

Additional Comments
OPERATING NEEDS:

  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Must be able to perform medium physical labor.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and read and comprehend written materials.
  • Must possess basic computer and smart phone skills.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

BENEFITS: There are various benefits provided to permanent employees. To learn more, visit:
https://parks.ny.gov/employment/benefits.aspx