Park Ranger 2
Patagonia Lake State Park
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 35 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.
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Arizona State Parks and Trails Mission Statement: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our park and through our partners.
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Park Ranger II
400 Patagonia Lake Road
Patagonia, AZ 85624
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Under the general direction of the Assistant Park Manager, the employee will perform a variety of skilled work activities associated with the operation and maintenance of recreation-based or natural resource/historic park. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work both independently and with others.
Provides excellent customer service to all visitors.
Collects fees for camping and/or day-use by following the proper policies and procedures for cash handling and processing credit cards.
Knowledgeable in the use of Itinio Reservation Software to assist customers, collect fees, and conduct compliance.
Cleaning restrooms, repairing small equipment, basic carpentry and electrical repairs, and landscape maintenance.
Operates and maintains trucks, front loaders, backhoes, chainsaws, and various common grounds and equipment maintenance tools.
Operates OHV Vehicles
Promotes public safety by educating the public on park rules and regulations.
Assists in the supervision of community restitution work crews.
Lead seasonal employees and volunteers in various park projects.
Assists in managing any emergency situation that may occur on the park.
Interprets natural features of the area and historic objects/artifacts for visitors.
This position must be able to work weekends and holidays and could possibly relocate to another state park seasonally and/or permanently.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Candidates must have knowledge of:
Basic construction - electrical, carpentry, and plumbing.
Vehicle operation and maintenance.
Basic use of hand tools and power tools.
Basic first aid.
Park rules and regulations.
Computer fundamentals (e.g., word processing, data-entry, web-base reservation, etc.).
Chain saw safety and tree hazard.
Candidates must have skills in:
Basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
Driving, operating and servicing motorized and automotive equipment.
Effective public contact.
Oral and written communication.
Assigning and working with work crews.
Candidates must have the ability to:
Uniformly and consistently interpret and enforce agency rules and regulations.
Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Work with groups of people while maintaining a courteous and professional manner.
Work weekends, holidays and night shifts.
Work independently and as a member of a team.
Obtain and maintain an Arizona drivers license.
Drive and operate park equipment and power tools in a safe and effective manner during the day and at night.
Respond to occasional park emergencies such as power failures, water line breaks and medical assistance.
Understand and utilize a web-based reservation system.
Relocate to another state park seasonally and/or permanently on periodic basis.
An ideal candidate would have:
Bachelors Degree in the area of Park Management, Natural Resource Management, Recreation, or closely related field.
Experience in park management and operations.
Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving
Arizona State Parks and the State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:
Up to 21 days vacation, 12 sick days with accumulation benefits, 10 paid holidays.
Participation in the state retirement system, Deferred Compensation.
Superior health care options, vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available).
Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available.
Discounted auto and/or home insurance.
Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program.
Many more benefit programs are available.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
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