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Job Opening; Seasonal Urban Park Ranger

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Job Opening; Seasonal Urban Park Ranger
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Position: Seasonal Urban Park Ranger

Title: Urban Park Ranger (CSA) (Seasonal: August-October 2012)

Agency Description:
As stewards of nearly 14 percent of New York City’s land, the Department of Parks & Recreation builds and maintains clean, safe, and accessible parks citywide and programs those parks with recreational, cultural and educational activities for people of all ages. Through this work, Parks & Recreation improves people’s lives, providing outlets for creative expression, opportunities for healthy recreation, and exposure to the restorative beauty of the natural world.

Position Description:
The New York City Urban Park Rangers seek naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts who want to spend their summer working with the public to build park stewardship and to act as ambassadors for New York City’s vast greenspace. As a Seasonal Urban Park Ranger, you will work outdoors in flagship parks in all five boroughs in the greatest city in the world. Under supervision, Seasonal Rangers will provide nature and history-themed educational programs throughout the day. Seasonal Rangers will spend part of their day patrolling frequented paths helping the public appreciate the natural and historical elements of our parklands, and providing general information and a uniformed presence. Seasonal Rangers will be uniformed and trained to use a radio for communication, and to promptly respond to quality of life issues. Seasonal Rangers work 40 hours per week, including weekends. Length of position: Approximately July 30th –October 30, 2012

· $91.50 Processing fee required for finger printing and background check.
· Must pass background check
· Current College transcripts required at date of interview
· Seasonal employees must purchase their own uniform

Seasonal Urban Park Ranger Fellow (City Title: City Seasonal Aide)

Salary: $11.11/hour

Preferred Qualifications;
1. Education and/or experience in natural science topics. Teaching Experience.
2. Excellent oral/written communication skills.
3. Outgoing personality
4. Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
5. Experience working with wildlife
6. NYS Drivers License
7. Must be willing to accept assignment in any of the five boroughs.

Send resume and cover letter by mail, fax or email to:
Richard Simon, Deputy Director
Urban Park Rangers
1234 Fifth Avenue – 1st floor
New York, NY 10029
Ph: 212-360-2774
Fax: 212-360-2794
ranger.recruitment@parks.nyc.gov Learn more at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers. Equal Opportunity Employer
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