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Temporary Assistant Ranger
Salary/Pay Rate: $14.69 - $17.86 Hourly
Posted Date: 4/15/2014

Open until filled; this job posting will no longer appear on this website when the recruitment closes.

Recruitment #14-089

• A completed City application. (Paper forms required.) Fill out application online and print out or obtain a paper application form from the City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Office at 809 Center Street, Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, (831) 420-5040. Submit application to the Human Resources Office.

• A response to the supplemental questions below, on a separate sheet. Your application will not be considered if a complete response to this request is not submitted. Include as much detail as possible; consider this as a job interview. Any work experience described here must be included in the Employment History section of your job application.
1. Do you possess a high school degree or equivalent?
____Yes ____ No
2. Please list all jobs, job duties, and duration of jobs (including number of hours per week) which provided you with the required parks related experience.
3. Are you willing to work irregular shifts including weekends and holidays? 
____Yes ____ No
4.  If you possess any of the certification or knowledge listed under Desirable Qualifications, please describe here. 

  •  If you receive a conditional job offer, you will fill out a Conviction Information Form when you complete other new hire paperwork.
  • For this job you will be asked to bring a DMV driving record printout with you to your new hire paperwork appointment.

The Position:  Under general supervision, assists with supporting the recreation area by performing park maintenance and resource management duties, overseeing parking operations, providing
public assistance, and communicating and enforcing rules and regulations to visitors
within the city parks and open space. This position is temporary/seasonal and is tentatively scheduled to run from February to October 2014,  32-36 hours per week. If hired, you will be fingerprinted to check conviction history prior to starting work.

TYPICAL DUTIES (May include, but are not limited to, the following):
• Assists with enforcement of provisions of the Municipal Code applicable to the Park facilities and Open Spaces as assigned, including administrative citations and parking citations.
• Assists with medical emergencies as needed within the scope of training.
• May lead and assist in training temporary workers and volunteers in the maintenance of related facilities; coordinates efforts in support of facility operations.
• Learns the natural history of the area and begins to apply knowledge when performing park maintenance and operations duties as well as in providing information to visitors; may perform basic research related to resource management and park facilities.
• Assists Chief Ranger and staff with input, cooperation, flexibility, and creativity for enforcement, outreach and interpretive programs;
• Assists with design and helps construct exhibits used in the interpretive delivery;
• Uses common tools and equipment used in park and open space operations and maintenance.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Ability to:
• Interact courteously and effectively with members of the public.
• Read, understand, and review documents for accuracy and relevant information.
• Learn to operate hand and power tools related to resource management such as shovels, axes, saws, pulaskis, mc clouds, weed wrenches, and rakes.
• Implement, explain, and apply procedures, rules, regulations, codes, and ordinances.
• Enforce procedures, rules, regulations, and codes, including the Municipal Code.
• Respond appropriately in potentially hazardous or emergency situations.
• Use applicable office terminology, forms, documents, and procedures in the work of the facility.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Operate standard office equipment including computers
• Operate handheld, mobile, and base station radios.
• Organize, prioritize, and follow up on work assignments.
• Follow verbal and written directions.
• Work independently and as a member of a team.
• Make sound decisions within established guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Read, interpret and record data accurately; maintain manual and computerized record keeping systems.
• Meet the physical demands of the job, including hiking on steep and uneven terrain
Willingness to:
• Work irregular shifts, holidays and weekends.
• Wear a uniform.

Education and Experience
• High school graduation or tested equivalent; and
• Six months of public contact in a parks related job, OR six months of experience in any two of the following areas: 1) enforcement, 2) groundskeeping or natural history, or 3) construction and plumbing.

• Possession of a valid class C California driver’s license and a safe driving record.
• Completion of a POST Certified PC832 Principles of Arrest and Citation (40 hour)
course within six months of appointment.
• Possession of a Standard First Aid and CPR with AED (American Red Cross,
American Heart Association, or approved equivalent) certification within six months of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications
• Possession of POST Certified PC 832.
• Possession of Standard First Aid and CPR.
• Experience using various hand and power tools to perform grounds keeping, basic carpentry, plumbing, and general maintenance.
• Knowledge of natural resources management and natural history.