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Park Ranger

Company: City of New Haven
Location: New Haven
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

This is administrative professional recreation work in the development and implementation of nature recreation, team building activities, environmental education, outdoor adventure, and volunteer programs. Work involves the planning, executing and evaluation of these programs; maintaining trails and ranger facilities and providing administrative direction for city-wide nature programing.

40 hours per week; will include some evening and weekend hours to support initiatives and programming.

*MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS include: * Graduation from a four-year college, with major course work in natural history/nature interpretation, environmental education or recreation, and one to three years of experience in the nature recreation field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

* Knowledge of several disciplines collectively referred to as Field Natural History.
* Knowledge of group psychology and leadership techniques especially as they relate to outdoor and recreation activities.
* Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of organized recreation.
* Knowledge of park management practices and ability to program and implement park maintenance projects and to use the necessary tools of the trade including but not limited to power cutting equipment such as chain saws, weed whackers and pole pruners.
* Knowledge of the suite of programs referred to as Microsoft Office.
* Knowledge of Rec Trac or other industry standard recreation management software preferred.
* Ability to organize, supervise and deliver nature education and outdoor adventure programs for participants of all ages, including those adapted for individuals with physical or mental challenges.
* Ability to supervise volunteers and assigned part time staff.
* Ability to work with diverse groups interested in the advocacy of parks programs.
* Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a wide variety of service and civic organizations, city officials, city department and agency heads, and the general public.
* Ability to obtain and maintain all necessary licenses and certifications for program delivery which may include but are not limited to: American Canoe Association (ACA) Adaptive Paddling endorsements,
ACA L2 in Coastal Kayaking,
ACA L2 in Canoe Touring,
ACA L1 in Stand Up Paddle Boarding,
Level 1 Archery Instructor form USA Archery,
First Aid including CPR,
League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor,
Successful completion of ropes course training including belaying certification
* Must have a valid Connecticut Driver's License.


In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal.

1) Go to
2) First-time users will click "New User Registration" and create your Applicant Profile
3) Click on available job postings and Apply Online. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.

Please note that our method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure you monitor your email, including spam or junk, for correspondence from our department.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $54,158.00 per year

* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: City of New Haven, New Haven , Park Ranger, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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