The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District has one (1) Park Ranger I vacancy that will require working shifts that include nights, weekends, and holidays. This position will require driving throughout Lake Skinner Recreation Area and the County of Riverside as required. This position will be located in Winchester approximately 10 miles northeast of Temecula.
The role of this assignment is to greet park visitors, collect appropriate fees, and explain policies, rules and regulations. The Park Ranger will be required to patrol in day use, campgrounds and shoreline. This position will also patrol Lake Skinner by operating a water vessel (boat) to ensure safe boating operations and visitors adherence to regulations. The incumbent will be required to resolve disputes involving the enforcement of rules, laws, or regulations with customers or member of the public, issue warnings for non-compliance, respond and investigate incidents and accidents. Other responsibilities will include bank deposits, kiosk & splash pad operations, monthly safety/staff meetings and grounds maintaining & basic housekeeping (cleaning restrooms, sweeping, mopping, and trash pick-up).
This position will work outdoors in inclement or harsh weather conditions and exposure to animals. Work schedule will vary between seasons from 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m. and 4:00p.m.-12:30a.m.
The current vacancy is located in Winchester; however, this recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies countywide. Priority consideration will be given to individuals on department reinstatement/layoff lists.
For more details, go to www.rc-hr.com and select Find a Job and then select Job Descriptions.
Experience: Two years of experience interacting with the public that included conflict resolution and customer service or customer support. (College coursework in public administration, park or recreation management, forestry, botany, environmental science, or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of experience.)
ADDITIONALLY, HIGHLY COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
1. Experience resolving disputes involving the enforcement of rules, laws, and/or regulations with customers or members of the public
2. Experience working in park and recreation
3. Experience working in a camp setting
4. POST certificate for Penal Code 832 Arrest and Firearms.
5. Experience with a Point of Sale (POS) system
6. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
7. Experience operating a water vessel (boat)
8. Experience performing grounds maintenance or landscape gardening work, and general building maintenance
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of natural resources conservation, park management, and general law enforcement; principles and practices of first aid and safety; methods and materials used in park interpretive programs.
Ability to: Read, interpret, and enforce appropriate laws and regulations in accordance with County policy; maintain records and prepare clear, complete, and concise reports; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public and other employees.
**QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE MUST BE REFLECTED ON RESUME AND APPLICATION.**