Summary of Position: The Town of York is seeking a responsible individual to perform a variety of park operational activities. Responsibilities include public outreach, informing visitors of park regulations, conducting foot patrols, trail maintenance and resource improvements. Cliff Walk Ranger will be the visitor contact person, answering questions, and promoting safe, responsible access to the trail. Duties will also include litter/trash pickup, cutting back brush and invasive plant removal. Ranger will primarily cover Cliff Walk, Fisherman’s Walk and Wiggley Bridge areas but may assist in other park locations as needed.
Range of Duties: Greeting visitors, answering general questions and explaining the importance of minimizing their impacts and disruptions to the public and private landowners; advising visitors of recreation rules and regulations concerning safety, resource protections, recreational use and visitor protection; explaining the history of the area along with the natural environment.
Conducts regular, frequent patrols of the area trails, beach, lookouts and parking areas to ensure public safety and to monitor visitor compliance and resource impacts; manage gate operations for park/trail opening and closing; and reporting any irregular activity or misuse.
Performs clean-up and maintenance oriented tasks such as litter and trash collection, restroom cleaning and supply and keeping area clear of fallen trees and branches.
Assists in the repairing and maintenance of facilities, structures, and equipment. Operates such equipment as required.
May perform a variety of other park related tasks such as water quality monitoring, mowing, trimming, brush cutting, weed whacking, gardening/weeding, etc. Documenting conditions, surveying resources, and data collection/entry as required. Light carpentry, painting and other tasks as needed.
A friendly, articulate and outgoing personality, especially with the public.
Ability to work independently, with little direct supervision.
Ability to explain our work to a variety of people including outdoor enthusiasts, tourists, neighbors and school groups.
Willingness to learn the local ecology and natural resource management principles.
Capable of working long hours and weekends.
Basic computer skills for Word documents and spreadsheet development.
Ability to follow instructions, improvise when needed and report problems.
Moderate physical effort required involving long periods of standing/walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling, occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to operate telephone, computer, basic construction and trail maintenance tools.
Vision and hearing adequate to perform the essential function of the job are required.
Capability to operate maintenance equipment.
Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in various types of weather conditions and temperatures.
Ability to tolerate ticks, black flies, mosquitoes, wasps, dirt and sweat.
Demonstrated previous outdoor work and people skills a plus.
Annual Schedule and Compensation: The Cliff Walk Ranger will be expected to work an average of 32-40 hours per week over the course of the season and will include some evenings and weekends. Dates are approximately May 13th through September 15th. This position is not eligible for benefits. Wage range is $13.00 - $14/hour (contingent on job skills and funding.)
To Apply: Please return the signed Town of York, Maine Application for Employment: https://me-york.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1446/Town-of-York---Employment-Application along with cover letter and resume in person, by mail or email to:
York Town Hall
Attn: Department of Human Resources
186 York Street
York, Maine 03909-1314
For Inquires Contact: Robin Kerr, Conservation Coordinator at 207.361.1102 or email@example.com Or Ryan Coite, Parks Foreman at 207.363.1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications: Accepting now! Positions are open until filled.