Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Seasonal Ranger

calopps-tags
Park Ranger
calopps-map-marker
South Bay
calopps-hourglass
Seasonal
calopps-calendar
Until filled
calopps-usd
$26.42-$32.99 Hourly
calopps-question


Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

Foothills Field Office (Cupertino) OR Skyline Field Office (La Honda)

Description

The Open Space District Seasonal Ranger is a challenging position offering a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities to exercise independent judgment while working on District preserves. Rangers patrol on foot, in all terrain vehicles, and in four wheel drive patrol trucks. Rangers ensure safe public use of preserves and provide visitors information while enforcing District land use regulations and applicable laws. Rangers also respond to emergency calls and perform maintenance and resource management work on District properties and facilities. For additional information about Ranger duties, see the Job Description on the District website.

The Open Space District is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 63,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves, protected for public enjoyment and recreation. As a small organization that’s mission driven, every employee at the District makes an impact. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space preservation, we invite you to apply.

Peace Officer Standards for Rangers: Applicants must meet the standards for being a Peace Officer as outlined in Government Code Section 1031. Applicants for Seasonal Ranger positions must have successfully completed a police or ranger law enforcement academy (such as the Santa Rosa Ranger Law Enforcement Academy), or have been employed as a California Peace Officer within the last three years by the date of hire. In addition, the candidate must have a current (obtained within the last three years) PC 832 (Arrest) certificate (or the ability to successfully complete a PC 832 course before the Seasonal Ranger start date), and Emergency Medical Responder Certificate or equivalent (or the ability to successfully complete an EMR course within two months of hire).  

Basic Job Requirements: Must have the ability to enforce pertinent laws and regulations; administer first aid and CPR; operate and maintain various power tools and equipment; operate emergency patrol vehicles and two-way radios; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; and other duties as assigned.

Required Certification: Applicants for Seasonal Ranger must have proof of successful completion of a law enforcement academy by the date of hire, a valid professional rescuer CPR certificate; a PC 832 (Arrest) Certificate (or the ability to successfully complete a PC 832 course before the Seasonal Ranger start date), Emergency Medical Responder Certificate or equivalent (or the ability to successfully complete an EMR course within two months of hire), and a valid California driver license.

Education & Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D. with some exposure to coursework in law enforcement, resource management, natural sciences, or a related field and six months of experience in the protection, operation, or maintenance of a park, forest, public recreation area, or the equivalent.

Working Conditions: Most work is outdoors within the District’s open space lands with exposure to inclement weather conditions. This requires the ability to patrol on foot, off trail, and in rugged terrain.  Also requires the ability to perform all related emergency services and maintenance and construction work on District lands. Shift schedules may include evening, weekend and holiday hours.

Employee Benefits: This is a non-benefited position.

HOW TO APPLYThis recruitment is currently open. However, it may close at any time without advanced notice, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Apply online via the public agency job board CalOpps.orgAnswers to supplemental questions must be submitted with the application.  The next recruitment cycle is to be determined.  Once the next interview schedule is set, applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be invited to interview. Applicants who are invited to interview must bring copies of the required certificates to the interview in order to be considered for the position:

  • National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Academy Completion Certificate (Santa Rosa Academy or other federally accredited academy) or certificate of completion from a California POST accredited police academy, or proof of current enrollment in such a program.  
  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate (American Red Cross or American Heart Association)
  • PC 832 (arrest) Certificate (or must successfully complete the course before start date)
  • Emergency Medical Responder or equivalent (or the ability to successfully complete an EMR course within two months of hire)

HIRING PROCESS: Candidates selected to move forward after the interview process will be required to successfully complete the Peace Officer Standards & Training Personal History Statement, as well as an in depth background investigation and psychological testing. It is recommended to review the 27 page Personal History Statement and the required documents on the POST website at https://post.ca.gov/Forms#backgroundselect "Background/Hiring" and form 2-251, Personal History Statement.

The District may hire from the eligibility pool established by this recruitment based upon the number of position vacancies at the time of hire.

 

Benefits

Non-benefited position.

Special Instructions

HOW TO APPLYThis recruitment is currently open. However, it may close at any time without advanced notice, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Apply online via the public agency job board CalOpps.orgAnswers to supplemental questions must be submitted with the application.  The next recruitment cycle is to be determined.  Once the next interview schedule is set, applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be invited to interview. Applicants who are invited to interview must bring copies of the required certificates to the interview in order to be considered for the position:

  • National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Academy Completion Certificate (Santa Rosa Academy or other federally accredited academy) or certificate of completion from a California POST accredited police academy, or proof of current enrollment in such a program.  
  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate (American Red Cross or American Heart Association)
  • PC 832 (arrest) Certificate (or must successfully complete the course before start date)
  • Emergency Medical Responder or equivalent (or the ability to successfully complete an EMR course within two months of hire)

HIRING PROCESS: Candidates selected to move forward after the interview process will be required to successfully complete the Peace Officer Standards & Training Personal History Statement, as well as an in depth background investigation and psychological testing. It is recommended to review the 27 page Personal History Statement and the required documents on the POST website at https://post.ca.gov/Forms#background select "Background/Hiring" and form 2-251, Personal History Statement.