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Park Ranger-Recreation & Parks, Bureau Of Parks/ Natural Resources Division

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Howard County Government Ellicott City , MD 21041

Posted 4 months ago


Provides public outreach and education, regulation enforcement and program assistance within the park system including active recreation facilities and Natural Resource areas.


This is specialized park safety and security work which typically involves routine patrol of county park lands and facilities ensuring compliance with park rules and ordinances. Work activities also include assisting the public in the use of park assets and maintaining a cooperative liaison with county police other law enforcement agencies. An employee in this class operates vehicles on a variety of terrain and uses specialized police laptop computer and radio communication systems equipment to maintain contact and coordination with county police. Work is performed with general supervision from an administrative superior. Assignments are stable in nature and are carried out in accordance with accepted law enforcement standards and applicable regulations. Work activities may involve limited intervention in critical and emergency incidents. May be required to work special or non-routine hours as a result of assignment or special event. Contacts with others are sensitive and important and include park visitors, home owners, representatives of community groups and county police and other law enforcement agencies.


  • Participates in day and night patrols of park system including facilities and Natural Resource areas.

  • Issue citations for infractions against parkland rules and regulations and local ordinances.

  • Resolves permit disputes.

  • Responsible for the tracking and reporting of their duties and activities.

  • Provides education to park patrons on issues related to park amenities, wildlife and programs.

  • Responsible for security at special events and other programs.

  • Provides emergency situation management.

  • This position will assist with Deer Management, including evisceration, handling of firearms, collection of biological data, and Spotter for Sharpshooters.

  • Park Rangers may be selected to become Sharpshooters upon successfully completing required training.

  • Organizes and oversees volunteer and community service groups in enhancements and clean-up projects.

  • Designs and carries out public outreach educational programs.

  • Participates in court proceeding including, testimony and evidence presentation.

  • Park Rangers are required to utilize the issued Body Armor, according to the Body Armor Policy.

  • Responsible for utilizing their 800 MHZ radio and Mobile Data Computer (MDC) to log in to Central Communications at the start of a shift and out at the end of their shift.

  • This position is considered essential and will be required to work emergency situations to include staffing the Department Operations Center.

  • Serves on committees as assigned

  • Responsible for identifying and applying good sustainability practices into all aspects of Department operations.


This job has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the 12th grade and 2 years experience in security, law enforcement, park management or a related field, or completion of an Associate's Degree in law enforcement, park management or a related field.


  • Minimum of 3 years of ranger duties including enforcement and public outreach.

  • Basic computer skills plus proficiency in MS applications & GIS mapping.

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Park Ranger-Recreation & Parks, Bureau Of Parks/ Natural Resources Division

Expired Job

Howard County Government