Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking to fill Park Ranger positions through the state of Idaho to provide education and information services for park visitors, maintain park facilities and grounds areas, and ensure compliance with park rules and regulations.
This announcement will be used to fill current and future statewide openings, including full-time, part-time, seasonal or temporary. Please note that not all locations may be hiring at the time of your application, and therefore your status will show “Application Received” until a location you selected is hiring. Once this announcement closes, on November 30, 2021, you will need to reapply to be considered for future announcements.
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The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is an organization of dedicated and extraordinary people: people who are building parks and providing recreational opportunities that make the incredible quality of life we enjoy in Idaho and where the spirit and beauty of Idaho is preserved and available to all.
The mission of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship.
We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
To learn more about Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation please visit: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov
Example of Duties
Visitor Services and Resource Protection
- Provides information to visitors and the public regarding park history and geology, plants, and animals
- Conducts nature walks
- Develops and presents interpretive and environmental awareness programs for park visitors, school groups, and organizations
- Performs research for programs and displays
- Informs visitors of pertinent regulations of the Department as well as other partner organizations such as Department of Fish and Game and Department of Lands
- Collects fees
- Ensures compliance with outdoor recreation program and park rules and regulations
- Works with local enforcement agencies to give warnings
- Patrols park to protect and preserve park resources from vandalism and abuse
- Promotes public safety
- Serves as liaison between park and other enforcement agencies
- Administers first aid, organizes, markets and implements special events
- Works with other park staff to hire, train, schedule, and supervise seasonal employees and volunteers
- Prepares and maintains reports, expense transmittals, records, logs, and inventories
- Purchases supplies and materials
- Prepares research reports and procedure manuals
- May represent the department at meetings with the public, user and/or special interest groups and partner agencies
- Maintains park facilities and grounds to ensure resource preservation and visitor safety
- Performs a variety of basic craft activities to include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and masonry
- Operates and repairs vehicles, trucks, mowers, groomers, backhoes, and hand and power tools
- Fells and removes hazardous trees
- Designs, modifies, and fabricates equipment; inspects area and takes corrective action for hazardous conditions and defective equipment
1. Some knowledge of outdoor recreation and/or natural resource management;
2. Experience providing service to a variety of customers;
3. Experience supervising the work of others.
For more information regarding the Minimum Qualifications and how this criteria can be met, please view “Helpful Tips” below.
- Some knowledge of Interpretation/Environmental Education;
- Experience performing basic construction and building maintenance;
- Experience operating and maintaining vehicles/equipment.
- When answering questions about location and position type, select all locations and shifts for which you are interested.
- When answering narrative exam questions, please include:
- Summarized and concise work experience and duties, job title, and duration of position
- Relevant coursework
- Relevant Certifications and/or Degrees
- Agency/Work Sponsored Training
- Attach a resume and cover letter to your application.
This position will function as a Compliance Enforcement Officer who will assist with maintaining the peace and enforces rules within state parks.
These positions involve various skills including: public relations; natural resource management; park building and grounds maintenance; park and recreation rule compliance, and conflict resolution of visitor and user issues.
This position involves working nights, weekends, and many holidays, in all weather conditions, and with potentially caustic materials and pesticides. It also involves lifting items weighing 40 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders.
Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.