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Park Ranger

Description of Work

Park rangers typically function as lead, high profile staff within the state park division responsible for work in resource management, visitor services, maintenance, park law enforcement and visitor compliance, fee collection and community outreach. Rangers can be either specialized or generalists depending upon site and park specific needs.

Examples of duties

Planning and coordinating interpretive programs for the public and school groups, performing maintenance or custodial work, patrolling parks and fishing access sites for fee compliance, rule violations and providing for broad visitor security and service needs. Provides visitor information, collect visitation data or administers surveys, oversees fee reporting and collection, coordinates speakers for educational programs, evaluates and oversees resource condition as site restoration, may issue special use permits or respond to public concerns. The park manager or assistant manager typically supervises staff in this position.


Knowledge of standard interpretive principles and practices, Knowledge of park and outdoor recreation management principles and practices, Ability to collect and remit use fees, Ability to utilize standard Microsoft word, Internet, and Excel computer programs, position typically requires a bachelors degree and 1-2 years of directly applicable experience is required.