Parks & Recreation - Park Ranger
Lee County Government - Fort Myers, FL

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This position is responsible for maintaining parks, preserves, and facilities in a safe manner by enforcing park regulations involving the prevention, detection and investigation of county ordinance violations.

Examples Of Essential Duties:

Park Rangers are responsible for patrolling all regional, community, neighborhood parks, preserves, conservation 20/20 properties, boat ramps, aquatic facilities, athletic fields and sport complexes in a safe manner. Position will report and/or correct any safety issues that may arise while on patrol on foot, bicycle, all-terrain vehicle, boat, and/or patrol vehicle. Park Rangers may also supervise interns and volunteers and communicate with the public regarding recreational opportunities, park use, ecosystems and wildlife education and provide impromptu interpretation for patrons may be provided while in the field.

Typical Qualifications:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of related work experience. Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Must successfully complete ATV training, Code Enforcement, Parking Enforcement training and become certified in CPR, A.E.D. and First Aid within six months of employment. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Supplemental Information:

This position prefers possession of a Florida Boater Safety Card.

This county-wide Park Ranger will work independently on a rotating schedule of four ten-hour days. The standard shift will cover the hours of 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., will include weekends and holidays and the Park Rangers will be assigned to several different parts of the county during their shifts.

Park Rangers must act within the authority granted in Florida State Statute 162.21 and by the departmental policies, procedures and ordinances. Must be able to utilize good judgment while enforcing park rules as non-sworn, unarmed, uniformed personnel. Refer to law enforcement officials in any situation that may exceed the Park Ranger's scope of duties.

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