Close Date: Feb 4, 2015
Salary: $48,568.00 - $59,072.00 Annually
About the Department
The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.
The City's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department is seeking individual(s) whose values align with the values of the City's employees.
The mission of the Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department is to support the livability of neighborhoods, offer opportunities for individuals to enjoy life, and strengthen communities of people.
Position and Duties
The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department is looking for highly motivated, personable individuals with strong leadership skills and innovative ideas to become part of a dynamic team of employees with a strong commitment to providing excellent service to our diverse community. Bilingual applicants speaking a second language such as Spanish or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.
Under supervision, this classification performs duties of moderate difficulty including performing overall work in park operations and visitor services; resource and environmental protection; greeting visitors and explaining/interpreting park features; collecting and accounting for fees; performing rescue and fire suppression activities; administering first aid as needed; patrolling parks; enforcement of state and local laws; performing conservation programs and projects; providing lead direction to other park personnel; coordinating and leading volunteer and internship programs; providing traffic and parking control; and preparing written and oral reports and other communication.
The department currently has approximately 6 full- time benefited Park Ranger positions, some are permanent and some are end dated June 30, 2015. There is a strong possibility that the end dated positions will be extended.
If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
WORK SCHEDULES FOR MOST POSITIONS MAY FLUCTUATE TO MEETPARK OPERATIONAL NEEDS AND WILL INCLUDE WORK DURING THE DAY, LATE AFTERNOONS/EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. ASSIGNMENTS CAN BE MADE TO ANY AREA OF THE CITY'S REGIONALPARKS, TRAILS SYSTEM, OR OTHER PRNS FACILITY.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
Education: Successful completion of two (2) years (60 semester units or equivalent) of college in a major with emphasis in park management, park operations, natural or environmental science, or closely-related field.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California. Possession of current Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certificates within the first 6 months of employment.
Full time positions require deputization as a peace officer within a prescribed time after appointment. The timeframe for meeting the deputization requirement depends on the availability of an enrollment slot in and successful completion of a BasicLawEnforcementAcademy that averages 14 weeks and may require travel.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.
Candidates may be asked to provide certificates (referenced in the Licenses/Certificates section above) at the time of interview.
To Learn More and Apply
To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.
Then click on the “AllCity Job Openings” link.
City of San José Employment Page