New job Park Ranger in Virginia

Park Ranger

Company : Prince William County Government
Salary : $20.43 - $42.14 an hour
Location : Virginia

Full Description


The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is currently hiring for a full time Park Ranger, in an enriching environment, working outdoors, with low stress. Benefits include the ability to purchase health insurance and contribute to a retirement account where you are vested after 5 years. 11-Paid holidays, annual leave and sick leave (earned based on employment years), and 4- personal days earned yearly.

The primary responsibility of this role is to protect park resources and enhance visitor experience in our parks by patrolling PWC Parks and facilities to ensure a safe environment for all to enjoy, addressing safety concerns at the level of your Park Ranger Training and working with the PWC Police Department for events of a criminal nature.

About the Department:
The Prince William County, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism has a service portfolio which includes 81 parks and facilities spread across 5,000 acres, two waterparks, four community pools, two indoor aquatic and fitness centers, three community centers, three golf courses, 50 miles of trails, 15 historic sites, and over 200 athletic fields.

The successful candidate will have experience in educating, directing, dealing with the public in a professional manner. Experience in law enforcement, military, customer service, or hospitality a plus. Bilingual, English - Spanish.

The ability to workdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
This position is currently scheduled to work Wednesday Saturday, 1400-2400hrs.
Current work schedule is 4-day work week totaling 37.5 hours a week.
Position subject to change in hours on short notice and change to a 5-day work week.

Ability to walk for extended periods of time over rough terrain at times in potential extreme weather conditions. Operate a county owned vehicle in a safe manner, where a uniform, provide a neutral appearance.
The ability to pass initial hiring physical.
The ability to pass mountain bike security officers operator course withing the first year of hire.
The ability to pass all aspects of training that prepare rangers for their specific duties. This will include classroom, on the job, and demonstrate ability to adapt this training to real life scenarios.

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High school diploma or G.E.D. and 1 year of related experience.


Valid driver's license.


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, inadequate lighting, workspace movement restrictions, intense noises, and travel.


The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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