Park Ranger Job Description

A park ranger is an employee of the National Park Service (NPS) who takes care of national parks and monuments.

Park rangers are responsible for managing land and resources while ensuring public health and safety.

When visiting outdoor areas, visitors can expect to find rangers patrolling areas like beaches, campgrounds, mountains, and forest preserves.

Park rangers are often referred to as “the keepers of nature.

Park rangers are most often employed by individual parks who hire their own rangers.

However, some parks work with other parks in the NPS, or with a state, city, or county to provide park ranger services.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief

We're looking for Park Ranger to help us protect our national parks!

Park Ranger Duties

  • Responsible for patrolling and developing recreational resources for the park.
  • Responsible for overseeing the safety of the visitors as well as ensuring the park’s amenities.
  • Monitor the picnic areas and campgrounds
  • Keep the park neat and presentable
  • Open and close the park gates
  • Maintain all park facilities
  • Ensure the park is in proper working order
  • Maintain the park’s records
  • Cooperate with other park personnel and departments

Park Ranger Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures for daily and weekly operations in accordance with agency standards
  • Maintain accurate financial records, including income and expense records, payroll records, and property records
  • Maintain records of all park activities, including group bookings
  • Handle public inquiries about parks, programs, and fees
  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Perform routine cleaning of buildings, facilities, and grounds
  • Procure and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other county employees, public agencies, and departments

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Requirements And Skills

  • First aid and CPR certification.
  • Physical fitness to work outdoors.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Many park rangers must also successfully complete a training academy, similar to that of law enforcement
  • Park rangers just pass a background check
  • Park rangers must pass a medical exam
  • Park rangers must complete successful on-the-job training

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