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Park Ranger

Company: City of Reno, NV
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Park Ranger

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Class Title

Park Ranger

Class Code



$55,613.86 - $78,305.02 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under direction, patrols park and recreation areas and enforces rules and regulations governing the use of City parks and facilities; identifies and prohibits the violation of applicable City ordinances; promotes public safety and provides customer service, information, and interpretive services to park users and the general public; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Patrol park and recreation areas and enforce rules and regulations governing the use of City parks and facilities; promote public safety and maintain a safe and secure environment.

Promote the proper use of City facilities in compliance with applicable ordinances, rules, and regulations; provide information to the public on City programs, facilities, and points of interest.

Enforce compliance with City ordinances through education, issuing citations or parking tickets as needed; notify appropriate law enforcement personnel when potentially dangerous situations arise.

Prepare detailed and accurate reports on incidents and medical emergencies; prepare daily activity logs and maintain records and files; catalog and book found, lost, or stolen property and evidence.

Provide assistance to various other City operations and governmental agencies including animal control, County schools, and wildlife organizations.

Provide educational programs and special events to the public and youth including informational presentations on parks safety and recreational outings.

Provide information and interpretive services to park users and the general public; perform research necessary to develop factual and interesting interpretive programs for patrons.

Monitor cleanliness of parks and assigned areas; pick up trash and debris; empty trash cans; prevent or abate graffiti and report major vandalism or safety hazards to appropriate maintenance staff.

Assist in the recruitment and hiring of part-time parks program staff; oversee, lead, and train part-time staff; assist and lead the work of maintenance staff in the absence of their immediate supervisor.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of a municipal parks and recreation program.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations governing use of City parks and recreational facilities.

Methods and techniques of officer safety.

Principles and practices of public relations and customer service.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and related software applications.

Ability to:

Enforce pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Interact effectively with the general public and handle sensitive situations.

Recognize and prevent the violation of City ordinances.

Promote the safe and positive use of City parks and recreational facilities.

Recognize and take control of potentially hazardous situations.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Operate standard office equipment including computers and software applications.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the protection of parks or public recreation areas.


Two years experience in the protection of a park or public recreation area.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of CPR/first aid certificate within six months of hire.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, potentially poisonous animals/insects, potentially hostile people, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; extensive public contact; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Incumbents may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical:Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018

The largest city in Northern Nevada, Reno is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ideally located, Reno is a short trip from metropolitan areas, hiking and camping, winter skiing, wine country and pristine deserts. Living in Reno provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities, a growing art community and the opportunity to really build a satisfying life. One might say the location itself is a benefit.

Working at the City of Reno provides the opportunity to grow your career while joining an important mission: "Creating a community that people are proud to call home." If you ever wanted to be part of something important, impactful and life-changing, work at the City of Reno may be your destination and a place to call home.

The City of Reno offers an exceptional benefit plan that complements your lifestyle:

+ City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 50-55% for dependents. We also offer a high deductible health plan with an associated HSA.

+ Flexible spending plans for health and dependent care with contributions allowed to the IRS limit.

+ Employer paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

+ Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match for eligible employee (dependent upon collective bargaining agreement).

+ Twelve Holidays; Vacation leave accrued at 4 or more hours per bi-weekly pay period; Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Two floating holidays.

+ Wellness benefits are available for all employees which include free of charge workout opportunities at City of Reno gyms, free of charge swimming and discounts on aqua classes.

+ Opportunities for discounted and free tickets for events and attractions.

+ Credit Union Membership

+ Unique benefits such as Grand Rounds, Barinet, ComPsych Employee Assistance Program with legal benefits and Talkspace, all City sponsored.

+ The City does not participate with social security but is part of the PERS retirement system. PERS is 100% employer paid.

+ No state income tax.

+ Some collective bargaining groups qualify for longevity pay, uniform pay and other types of reimbursement.

+ We offer health and welfare benefits along with deferred compensation benefits for certain part-time statuses.

Specific benefits are dependent upon the provisions of collective bargaining agreements. Benefits are subject to change.


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