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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B4112

PARK RANGER I

NATURE OF WORK

This is public information work that involves interpretation of park regulations and provides for professional, effective and efficient public service assistance to park patrons in a county park.

Employees work without direct supervision and exercise independent judgement, discretion and initiative in a multitude of diverse and/or emergency situations.

Employees may perform light manual labor in the cleaning of buildings and clearing away of debris. Work is reviewed by a supervisor through inspection of facilities, and oral and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Greets and welcomes park visitors; orients them to park areas and amenities.

Assists general public in observing necessary regulations to maintain safe park atmosphere.

Participates in making scheduled rounds at all parks and recreation facilities, campgrounds and park areas.

Renders assistance in emergency situations involving injury, illness, fire, water or other causes by notifying proper authorities.

Provides park information to park patrons.

Maintains records and prepares reports on park incidents.

Attends professional training classes as required.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of County ordinances and general park regulations for recreational facilities.

Knowledge of the geography of county parks. Some knowledge of the amenities and programs available in assigned parks.

Ability to interpret park rules and safety regulations in a professional and courteous manner.

Ability to remain calm and determine effective emergency services needed for any situation.

Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to compose and maintain clear and accurate records and prepare reports and logs.

Ability to monitor and operate a two-way radio. Ability to operate a variety of patrol vehicles, i.e. truck, boat, bicycle.

Ability to provide accurate information about park facilities and activities, and pertinent park rules concerning usage.

Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.

Ability to work cooperatively with police and related agencies.

Ability to walk and/or stand for long periods.

Ability to work outdoors under varying temperatures or inclement weather conditions.

Ability to load, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in recreation, business or public administration, or related field; experience in the field of public service in local government and/or parks and recreation agencies; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of valid Florida Driver's license.

May be required to pass a boating safety course and/or obtain certification in first aid and CPR as required by area of assignment.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Parks and Recreation

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R12/97


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