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Park Ranger I (14611, Grade 18)

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Hyattsville, Maryland, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Description THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT.PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT RE-APPLY.The Department of Parks and Recreation, a six times Gold Medal winner of excellence, manages over 44 square miles of parkland throughout Prince George's County, Maryland. This includes 46 community centers, hundreds of community and neighborhood parks, waterfront parks, nature and sports facilities, regional parks, paved and natural surface trails, historic sites and a variety of other resources. Within the outstanding park and recreation system, the Park Ranger Unit handles all wildlife calls, natural resource enforcement, park operations support, special event planning and support, conservation and natural resources management, interpretive and educational outreach efforts, wildlife management, hunting and deer management program, and many other related tasks.The candidates selected for the Park Ranger I position will need to work independently as well as in group settings; be punctual, transparent and hard-working; flexible with your work schedule- work weekends, evenings and some holidays; enjoy working with the public and being outdoors in all weather conditions; have required education and work experience in related fields, and have a passion for public service.
The Park Ranger I is involved in all aspects of the following:
Examples of Important Duties Conducting interpretive, recreational, safety, and school-based educational programs.Researching and implementing natural resources and conservation projects.Coordinating Youth Garden projectsDisplaying proficiency at cycling, hiking and paddlingServing on internal and external working groups and committees.Providing excellent visitor/ customer servicePatrolling and inspecting park properties and facilities to promote compliance with park rules throughout the CountyIssuing Parking and Adult Civil Citations and defending in District CourtProviding public safety support at large eventsAddressing nuisance and injured wildlife issuesProviding emergency response for snow and other weather related concerns by feeding animals at nature centers and the farm, providing snow and tree removal, and inspecting of facilities and parks.Monitoring hunting and fishing activities to encourage alignment with park regulations and issue citations when appropriateProviding First Aid and CPR support as neededSupporting oversight of a number of park sites with developing programs and maintaining overall condition of the sites. Minimum
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Park Administration, Park Management, Natural Science, Public Administration or any related field.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total four (4) years.Pass Commission medical examination.Valid driver's license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver's license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.Depending on area of assignment, must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable certifications Supplemental Information Classification/Specification- Park Ranger IThe Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor. Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions). PDN-97365c5f-81d3-4326-b449-ec9e3b705bc0


Associated topics: agriculture, environment, environmental, fishery, fisheries, forest, nature, parks and recreation, waste, water quality
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