Ranger Technician – Part Time
What would a typical day on the job be like — what work would I do?
Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service and sharing your passion for the outdoors? Well, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!
The Ranger Technician is responsible for performing technical park management, programming and resource conservation work and assists with general park operations. In this position, you will become the park expert on all aspects of the Newport News Park! Day to day, you will be providing the public with park information to include operation, programs, policies, facilities and resources available to them. Since you are the subject matter expert, you may also have the opportunity to develop materials to provide information concerning park operations like flyers, brochures and any other advertisement that may highlight park conservation efforts!
You will work closely with Park Rangers to ensure that park rules and regulations are enforced, providing care to wildlife and general maintenance around the park. This position has frequent interaction and communication with the public and other employees in the Parks and Recreation department, so customer service skills will come in handy!
Depending on staffing and visitor volume, Ranger Technician’s may assist with making camping reservations and collecting rental fees. Safety is a top priority for the park, so it will be your job to make sure rules and regulations are enforced!
The Ranger Technicians develop and conduct programs related to community and conservation efforts. This is an exciting opportunity with a wide range of responsibilities; you can expect each day to be new and exciting!
What are the qualifications for this position?
There are two levels of Ranger Technician distinguished by experience:
Ranger Technician I – Two years of college level education in a related field such as business, wildlife management, natural sciences, forestry, leisure services or U.S. history, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ranger Technician II – Three years of college level education in a related field such as business, wildlife management, natural sciences, forestry, leisure services or U.S. history and six months of directly related experience performing the functions of a Ranger Technician, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.