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Park Ranger

Company: Waukesha County
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:


Park Rangers manage crowds, work alone, explain County policies to park patrons and occasionally work with law enforcement.

Positions work from early May to mid-September with hours varying from 10 to 40 hours per weekincluding weekends, evenings and holidays. Limited year round shifts will be available for weekends/special events, during the off season.

Example of Duties

  • Rangers participate in beach safety checks scheduled by lifeguards.
  • Assist with all missing persons at beach and any other emergencies at beaches.
  • Provide crowd control during major events.
  • Help park cars and control traffic at major events.
  • Report any hazards to park maintenance staff.
  • Intervene with, and de-escalate park patron arguments.
  • At Menomonee and Fox Brook Parks - dedicated beach rangers patrol beach and beach house area on foot throughout swim season.
  • Vehicle and foot patrol of campgrounds to watch for unsafe behavior.
  • Remind patrons of leashed dogs rule.
  • Watch for underage drinking or excessive drinking.
  • Direct boat and vehicle traffic at busy boat ramps.
  • Inform patrons of weather alerts.
  • Help keep the peace in campgrounds.
  • Sell firewood.
  • Are the eyes and ears of the park system at times when other staff is not on duty.
  • Complete reports (day sheets) of all observations made during each shift.
  • As needed, fill out Incident, Accident, Employee Report of Injury and Waukesha County Park System Accident / Injury Reports.
  • As needed, perform basic janitorial tasks when maintenance staff is not on duty.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age and have at least an 8th grade education.
  • Requires a valid Wisconsin drivers license with good driving record.
  • Ability to write legibly.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and exhibit excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in all kinds of weather.
  • Ability to manage crowds.
  • Ability to work alone.
  • Ability to explain County policies to park patrons.
  • Ability to work closely with local law enforcement, other Rangers, their supervisors and with park maintenance staff (in person and over a two-way radio).

Supplemental Information

A Waukesha County Park Ranger is not a Law Enforcement position.

Some training of Park Rangers will be provided by Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, County Human Resources Division and/or Parks Supervisor. Park rangers may occasionally work with Waukesha County Sheriff Deputies to enforce park rules.

Shift schedules:

You will be expected to work evenings and weekends

  • Weeknights (5pm - 11pm)
  • Weekends (11am - 5pm; 5pm - midnight +)
  • Beaches (11am - 7pm weekdays and weekends
  • Holidays (same as weekends)
  • Special events (could be on 6 or 12-hour shifts for a 24 hour/day coverage)

Scheduling for shifts

  • Rangers are required to submit an overview of their availability for the entire season by April 14, 2021. Details on this will be given at your orientation.
  • Shift assignment changes will occur from time to time.
  • Depending on the Park or the activity level you may be required to work alone.

Uniform and Equipment

  • All Uniforms are at your own expense with an average first year investment of about $200. Keep all your receipts on your uniform purchases for potential reimbursement.
  • Park Ranger Badges are issued by the County and requires a $50.00 deposit (Badge is required to be on Uniform).
  • Badges must be returned upon termination, refund of deposit will be mailed to you.

At the end of the season, if you fulfilled your requirements, Waukesha County will reimburse up to $100.00 of your uniform purchase.

Keywords: Waukesha County, Waukesha , Park Ranger, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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