City of San Diego
- The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
- The list established for these positions may be used to fill vacancies for open-space, shoreline, and other areas as necessary.
- Depending on assignment, Park Ranger Aide employees may work unusual shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- Depending upon assignment, some Park Ranger Aide positions may include duties that involve hiking long distances and lifting/carrying objects up to 50 pounds.
- Park Ranger Aide employees must furnish and wear standard apparel as prescribed. Costs for the initial uniform will be reimbursed to the employee after completion of the probationary period and attainment of permanent status as a Park Ranger Aide.
- Park Ranger Aide candidates MUST possess the following certificates within six months of hire: A valid California Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest course (or equivalent, if out-of-state); and a valid CPR/First Aid Certificate.
- In accordance with California Public Resources Code section 5163, all persons holding Park Ranger Aide positions must get tested for tuberculosis (TB) when hired and every four years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:
- Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 60 semester/90 quarter).
- 900 hours experience assisting in the management or operation of a regional, resource-based, or open-space park. Qualifying experience MUST include enforcing park regulations and/or having the authority to do so; and writing/presenting historical and natural science interpretive programs.
- 1800 hours of planning, organizing, teaching or leading typical recreation center activities (e.g., arts and crafts, games and sports).
- An Associate’s Degree or higher in Resource Management, Public Resource Protection, Park Management, Outdoor Recreation, Geography, Biology, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field may be substituted for lack of experience in “writing/presenting historical and natural science interpretive programs” in Option #2.
- City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
- Experience working as a fitness trainer, weight trainer, bowling or golf instructor, babysitter or maintaining park grounds exclusively is NOT qualifying.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.
- Resource management experience in trail maintenance and/or habitat restoration.
- Knowledge of regional and cultural history.
- Experience issuing citations.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
- Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
- For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.
SCREENING PROCESS: Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next one year. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.
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