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  Park Ranger
As accidents will and often do happen in the great outdoors, park rangers are trained in first aid and rescue operations and are alert at all times to changing weather conditions, the progress and safe return of hiking or climbing groups, the condition of trails, the movement of wildlife, wind gusts, and forest fires.
Park rangers protect the park’s natural resources from vandals who destroy park property or fell trees for firewood, pollute lakes and rivers, harm wildlife, and leave campfires unattended.
Park rangers must be flexible enough to wear many hats in the execution of their duties.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=107   (766 words)

 Job Announcement : Park Ranger
All Park Rangers hired after November 19, 1999 are required to carry a firearm as part of their duties.
The Park Ranger 1 is an in-training classification.
Experience as a Park Ranger, commissioned law enforcement officer or experience in a natural resources or outdoor recreation field will substitute year for year for education, provided that 24 quarter/18 semester hours in parks and recreation or a natural resource field have been attained.
www.parks.wa.gov /jobs/ranger1.asp   (3455 words)

 City of Boston - Park Rangers
The Boston Park Rangers serve the public in the tradition of "park keepers", an idea conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture and the designer of Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system.
In 1982, The Boston Parks and Recreation Department Park Ranger Division was formed as a seasonal program; in 1988 the ranger program became a year-round presence in the park system.
Rangers provide services in the nine Emerald Necklace parks, as well as Boston’s historic burying grounds, neighborhood parks and playgrounds.
www.cityofboston.gov /parks/ParkRangers   (210 words)

 Park Ranger Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
They help care for and maintain parks, as well as inform, guide and assure that visitors are able to fully experience the natural and cultural heritage of the country in which they live.
Park managers plan, direct and participate in maintenance and construction; inspection of grounds and buildings; direction of security of property, buildings, and visitors; provision of information and services to visitors; planning for future utilization; and preservation of facilities.
Park Rangers work alone and (if you have back-up it's usually an hour or two away) off in the woods where poachers, timber theft, rape, murder, robbery, and suicide---people want to die where it's peaceful or someplace were they experienced some good times in there life--- run rampant.
members.aol.com /kayakjds/ranger/info.htm   (1172 words)

 Employment Opportunities at Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission employs approximately 500 full-time workers and 400 temporary workers in locations across the state.
Types of jobs vary widely, from park rangers and aides to engineering, planning, construction and clerical positions.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment - one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions.
www.parks.wa.gov /jobs.asp   (341 words)

 United States Park Ranger Lodge
The U.S. Park Rangers Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was organized to protect and advance the professional needs of commissioned law enforcement rangers while providing the camaraderie and social support system for which the FOP has been famous for since 1917.
The United States Park Ranger Lodge along with assistance from the Grand Lodge of the FOP, the National Park Service and the Dept. of Justice, the upcoming parole hearing for Veronza Bowers was cancelled until a later date.
Ranger assaults in Valley Forge, Pa. and St. Louis, Mo. in recent weeks show the need for more training and more field staff to protect the parks, its staff and its resources.
www.rangerfop.com   (280 words)

 National Park Service: Employment Information
Park Rangers supervise, manage and perform work in the conservation and use of resources in national parks and other federally-managed areas.
In addition, the Park service makes use of the Training Center in Brunswick, GA. Performance is evaluated critically on a continuing basis and only those who prove completely satisfactory in every respect are retained in the park management career field.
From the entry, Rangers may move through the ranks to become District Rangers, Park Managers, and Staff Specialists in interpretation, resource management, park planning, and related areas.
www.nps.gov /personnel/rangers.htm   (506 words)

 Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
Qualified and motivated Park Rangers provide a safe environment and a safe work place for all recreation and parks employees, patrons, and visiting dignitaries in a manner guided by a commitment to responsiveness, quality results, employee safety, and professionalism.
Park space is usually available on a first come, first serve basis for picnicking and other recreation opportunities, but in some instances a reservation may be required.
Located at Park Ranger Headquarters, the Communications Center is staffed around the clock to provide callers with a central contact and dispatch center for routine and emergency needs.
www.laparks.org /dos/ranger/ranger.htm   (295 words)

 Park Ranger
Park rangers supervise national, state, county, municipal and special district parks, historical sites, nature reserves, and recreation areas.
California State Park Rangers could find themselves working in many varied environments including the splendor of the Hearst Castle, in the shadow of the sawmill at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park in Coloma, or among the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Torrey Pines State Park near San Diego.
Rangers work 40 hours a week with frequent overtime and weekend work in summer when the use of the parks increases.
www.calmis.cahwnet.gov /file/occguide/PARKRNGR.HTM   (926 words)

This level is designed to provide training opportunities and experience to become a fully qualified park ranger.
Serve as principal assistant to a Park Ranger 3.
Serve as principal assistant to the manager of a Class 5 or Class 6 State park or park area in developing, controlling and accomplishing all program activities for a group of parks in non-contiguous locations.
www.parks.wa.gov /jobs/rit_career.asp   (525 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rescuers seek missing park ranger in Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Park ranger Chris Christensen's family believes he is injured, 'We feel he would have walked out by now if he was able,' his mother said.
Park officials were hoping to talk to other people the couple said were in the area.
Christensen, who has been a ranger for four seasons, had a radio and a backpack equipped with various gear, though he hadn't been planning to spend the night in the park, park officials said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-08-04-missing-ranger_x.htm   (638 words)

 OPD Park Rangers
The mission of the Rangers is to improve the quality and safety of the parks in Oakland for the enjoyment of the community and to serve as a resource to park patrons.
The Oakland Park Rangers are comprised of peace officers employed by the City of Oakland.
Park Rangers use vehicles, bicycles, and dual-purpose motorcycles to accomplish their duties.
www.oaklandpolice.com /geninfo/rangers.html   (266 words)

 College of Education Park Ranger
Through the Park and Recreation Management concentration in Sport and Leisure Management, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to work in the exciting field of park management.
As a park ranger, you might be responsible for different aspects of the park including visitor services, resource management and stewardship, promotion of the resource, and a host of other exciting opportunities.
As a park ranger, your responsibilities are not only to the resource, but also to the recreator who chooses to utilize the resource.
www.etsu.edu /coe/careers/ParkRanger.asp   (198 words)

 Endangered Rangers: A Study of the Severe Staffing Shortages Crippling America's National Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Parks across the country this summer are closing visitor centers and cutting ranger-led educational programs because of insufficient staffing and funding.
Since permanent park staff are hired and paid from the Park Service's operating budget, this $600 million funding shortfall directly reduces the Park Service's ability to maintain the staff necessary to preserve the parks, and consequently compromises the agency's mission to preserve our parks "unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
The Park Service is facing a critical shortage of field personnel-a shortage that has grown over the past few years and is likely to worsen.
www.npca.org /across_the_nation/visitor_experience/endangeredrangers   (830 words)

 DEM- Bureau of Ranger Services - Links
Rangers will visit families in the campgrounds, youth groups, parent groups and others to train children safe ways to enjoy the parks.
To better protect the park and its users, it is designed to educate and encourage park users to recognize and report suspicious and criminal activity in and around park areas.
Park users appreciate the approachability of the bike rangers as the rangers carry out their duties protecting our resources and ensuring the safe enjoyment of the parks and trails, all from the seat of a bike!
www.mass.gov /dcr/stewardship/ranger/programs.htm   (867 words)

 Find Variety as a National Park Ranger - Government Job Resources from Monster.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Since he was a kid, Gediman wanted to be a park ranger at Yosemite National Park.
As a park ranger and chief of media relations at Yosemite, Gediman handles requests from producers and directors who want to film at the park.
The National Park Service (NPS), part of the US Department of the Interior, manages some of the most well-protected natural settings in the world, from the Florida Everglades to Hawaiian volcanoes, and many of these natural marvels appeal to filmmakers who want exotic or rustic backdrops.
publicservice.monster.com /print?article=/articles/parkrangers/Index.asp   (413 words)

 PARK RANGER IN-TRAINING  / PARK RANGER 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Under supervision, assists higher level rangers in the administration, operation, maintenance, development, interpretation, education, visitor services and law enforcement of a state park or park area.
All Park Rangers hired after November 19, 1999 are required to carry a firearm as part of their duties.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions.
hr.dop.wa.gov /statejobs/bulletins/CURRENT/12313ocr.htm   (3502 words)

 USATODAY.com - Body of missing ranger found in Colorado park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
ESTES PARK, Colo (AP) — A hiker found the body of a missing Rocky Mountain National Park ranger Saturday, eight days after the ranger apparently fell during a routine patrol, park officials said.
Christensen had been a ranger for four seasons and was an experienced mountaineer who also worked as a ski patroller at the nearby Winter Park resort.
Park officials said he was carrying a radio and a backpack equipped with various gear, though he hadn't planned to spend the night in the backcountry when he left.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-08-06-rangerfound_x.htm   (392 words)

 conservation.Corcovado Foundation,a non-profit organization,joined conservation effort on Costa Rica
Regarding Piedras Blancas National Park, the two park rangers financed by the Regenwald Osterreicher, are located in the Gamba Community, at the office that the MINAE shares with the Community Security Program and the Ministry of Public Security.
The park rangers have been patrolling, responding to accusations or environmental complaints, carrying out exploration tours, as well as vigilance on the ranger stations and roads.
The first group reflects the amount of hours dedicated to protection by the regular park personnel, where the second group demonstrates the amount of hours dedicated by the personnel hired with the Regenwald Osterreicher funds.
www.corcovadofoundation.org /results.htm   (720 words)

 Park ranger now 'parking ranger'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mount Rainier park officials have met in recent months with nearby communities to discuss transportation alternatives as part of a 20-year park plan.
In Olympic National Park, the parking lot at the Hoh River trailhead is apt to fill during summer, leaving cars backed up on the entrance road.
Today, the only sounds one hears at the park's Grotto, a popular picnic spot along the drive, are the rustling of cottonwood trees in the breeze and the rush of the nearby Virgin River.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/25049_parks29.shtml   (1100 words)

 CNN - Man charged with murder in park ranger's death - June 22, 1998
Ranger Joe Kolodski, 36, was killed Sunday by a rifle shot to the chest that pierced his protective vest.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 470-mile long scenic roadway administered by the park service that connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Kolodski was the first park ranger to be killed while on duty in the 58-year history of the country's most-visited national park.
www.cnn.com /US/9806/22/ranger.death.update   (611 words)

 How to Become a Park Ranger | eHow.com
Their main responsibility is the safety of the millions of people who visit the parks each year, but they also interact with scientists on environmental issues within the parks.
Realize that you'll need at least a bachelor's degree in park management, natural history, forestry, outdoor recreation or a related environmental field for a full-time entry-level position as a park ranger.
Be willing to consider work as a park ranger in state or local parks or in related fields, at least temporarily.
www.ehow.com /how_8752_become-park-ranger.html   (547 words)

 Amazon.com: Park Ranger True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
"Park Ranger" proved to be adequate for the purpose for which it was bought, that is, to while away a few hours between dusk and the onset of air-mattressed sleep in a tent by the rim of the Grand Canyon.
In brief, "Park Ranger" is a fairly entertaining series of adventures in a variety of situations that generally fall into the categories of first aid treatment, law enforcement, and fire fighting.
I have been a second-career park ranger for the past 17 years, working in federal, county and state park agencies, and even before that, since 1971, a wilderness search and rescue volunteer.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0967459540?v=glance   (1611 words)

 Urban Park Rangers - New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Continue on the service road until the park is on your right and the highway is on your left.
The entrance to the park is at the end of the street.
The entrance to the park is at the end of 218th Street.
www.nycgovparks.org /sub_about/parks_divisions/urban_park_rangers/pd_ur_nature_centers.html   (1663 words)

Indy Parks currently has 24 park rangers who are responsible for ensuring the Indy Parks' properties are safe for people to visit, and that park amenities and facilities are safeguarded.
The Park CrimeWatch program was created in an effort to further facilitate the Indy Parks mission of including "safe, clean and well-maintained park facilities for the community's use and enjoyment." The new program is an extension of the existing CrimeWatch program, which relies on community involvement to report suspicious activities and crime.
She is extremely social and works well around kids and has become a great ambassador for the Park Rangers and Indy Parks.
www.indygov.org /eGov/City/DPR/Admin/Rangers/home.htm   (377 words)

 Park Ranger Assistant
In general, the Volunteer Park Ranger Assistant MAY be involved in any of five activities.
Volunteers are subject to being put on shore at any time, when in the judgement of the patrol ranger, it is necessary for the safety of the public or the volunteer.
Typical duties include walking assigned trails near the lake, or shoreline, contacting park visitors, and encouraging them, by example, to follow rules of "good parksmanship" (staying on trails, not littering, observing general safety practices, etc.) Volunteers are alert to welfare of the visitors, and able to provide minor aid if required.
www.co.larimer.co.us /parks/volunteer/job_park_ranger.htm   (811 words)

 The Joys and Challenges for a Fourth-Generation Park Ranger
Her great-grandfather, John E. Cook, was the first family member to don that uniform, leaving the U.S. Forest Service in the mid-1920s to become a ranger at Grand Canyon National Park.
A person might have signed on with the Park Service thinking he was going to do a horse patrol but then find that instead he was patrolling e-mail.
It’s getting tougher all the time to meet the expectations of the public that there will be a uniformed park ranger behind every information desk and that there will be guided walks.
www.wilderness.org /Library/Magazine/2006/parkranger.cfm   (1059 words)

 State Park Ranger Specifications
Positions in the State Park Ranger series perform professional and technical duties in State park units involving operation, interpretation, resource protection/management, patrol, safety and law enforcement, assist with program management activities, and may supervise and/or serve as a lead to seasonal and lower level permanent staff.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a State Park Ranger, Range B, or Lifeguard, Range B. Or II Experience: Three years of experience in the management, administration, or visitor service of a park, public recreational, or historical area.
Existing law provides that persons in the classes in the State Park Ranger series be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. citizenship.
www.parks.ca.gov /?page_id=1015   (1346 words)

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