NATURE OF WORK
This is a field lead worker position in the coordination of Park Ranger I staff at an assigned location in a county park and/or district.
Work involves the interpretation of park regulations and the provision of professional, effective and efficient public assistance to park patrons. Duties include the lead worker responsibility for scheduling assignments and monitoring the duties of subordinate Park Rangers. Position incumbent assists administrative superiors with park security programs and in planning the logistics of special events. Work is reviewed by an administrative superior through oral and written reports and observations of results obtained.
This classification is distinguished from the position of Park Ranger I by the lead worker responsibilities associated with the position as well as the additional experience required.
Greets and welcomes park visitors; orients them to park areas and amenities.
Leads by example, setting criteria for proper conduct, professionalism and effectiveness; recommends necessary actions to achieve these results.
Assists general public in observing necessary regulations to maintain a 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.
Assists the District Superintendent and park managers with administrative details of the Park Security Program.
Assists in the planning, logistics, and execution of special events throughout the park system.
Maintains records, prepares and presents reports on park incidents.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of County ordinances and general park regulations for recreation facilities.
Considerable knowledge of the geography of county parks.
Considerable knowledge of park rules and regulations.
Considerable knowledge of the amenities and programs available in assigned parks.
Ability to interpret park rules and 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 park usage.
Ability to work cooperatively with police and related agencies.
Ability to walk and/or stand for long periods.
Ability to work outdoors under varying temperature or inclement weather conditions.
Ability to load, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to fifty (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; considerable experience in the field of public service in local government and/or parks and recreation agencies, including lead worker experience; 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 course and/or obtain certification in first aide and CPR as required by area of assignment.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Parks and Recreation
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R1/98