The Park Ranger will supervise daily operations, customer service and maintenance of the assigned parks. The ideal candidate will be skilled in the maintenance and operation of parks, natural resource management, public programming, rule enforcement and grounds and turf care. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, the ability to safely operate heavy equipment, ability to perform building and equipment maintenance as well as provide exceptional customer service. The Park System has an annual attendance of nearly 1 million visitors.
*Recommends and implements solutions to provide safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing park facilities.
This position will assist at all park areas as directed by supervisor.
Provide exemplary customer service to all customers and actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment
Implements Department and County goals, objectives, and policies; maintains performance standards
Ensures smooth day-to-day maintenance, operations and supervise/direct the work of seasonal staff at the assigned park areas
Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshoots and makes repairs on motorized equipment, machinery, buildings/HVAC systems and other park facilities.
Operates trucks, tractors, mowers, chainsaws, snow removal equipment, skid steers, snow grooming equipment, firefighting equipment and other park related equipment
Prepares monthly and special reports as required
Collects and accounts for user fees
Makes recommendations for the annual maintenance budget
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Associates degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in, Forestry, Biology or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Education or equivalent experience related to this job description.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess, or be able to possess a Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License within 1 year of employment;
CPR and 1st aid certification or the ability to obtain
American Canoe Association, Level 1+ Certified Kayak Guide, or the ability to obtain (as determined by supervisor)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ideal candidate will be a quick and independent learner, and able to adapt to new tasks
Knowledge of principles, techniques and practices related to public recreation and parks maintenance during summer and winter
Knowledge and past experience with conducting environmental education
Knowledge of basic mechanical operations
Knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical operations (construction)
Knowledge of equipment used in park operations
Ability to operate all mechanical equipment, lighting systems, plumbing systems, irrigation/water systems, hand tools, tractors, UTVs, snowmobiles, all types of vehicles, grass cutting equipment and backhoes.
Ability to perform park inspections, including grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure compliance with established standards, regulations and laws
Must have exceptionally strong customer service and communication skills
Ability to speak in public regarding a variety of program topics
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work place
Knowledge of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and cleaning products
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments, and the general public
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required