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Park Ranger II (Open and Promotional)

Company: The County of San Mateo
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The County of San Mateo Parks Department is seeking an experiencedPark Ranger IIto provide a variety of public services to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural, historical, recreational and educational resources of the County. Under supervision, Park Ranger IIs are responsible for maintaining trails and picnic areas, camping and boating facilities; performing facility maintenance; assisting the public in taking full advantage of the facilities and grounds; and assisting with interpretive and recreational programs. Incumbents also supervise temporary employees and provide guidance and training to staff.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least two years of experience in park management, forestry, natural resource conservation, law enforcement, construction, emergency response or a closely related field.
  • Practical experience in trail building and maintenance; facility cleaning and maintenance; customer service; working with volunteers; handling complaints; performing First Aid, CPR, and other safety procedures; interpreting and enforcing laws, rules and regulations; and performing basic construction and carpentry work.

This position requires outdoor physical labor and may include exposure to hazards, sun, bees, ticks, poison oak, nettles, pollen, etc.

Note: Currently, there is one vacancy. However, the eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies. Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is two years of experience in park management, forestry, natural resources conservation or a closely related field.


Possession of a class C California driver license or equivalent at the time of hire. Acquire within the first six months of employment a Red Cross First Aid Certificate and a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate. Acquire within the first year of employment a POST 832 Law Enforcement certificate.

Knowledge of:

Safety procedures, regulations and hazards related to parks; First Aid and CPR practices; appropriate responses to emergency situations; business and construction arithmetic, including percentages and decimals; computer operations for preparing reports and keeping records; principles and practices of quality customer service; basic supervisory principles and practices; park operation practices and procedures; principles and practices related to basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repair and construction; use of hand, electric, and pneumatic power tools; practices and procedures of trail building and maintenance; natural resource management practices including erosion control, habitat protection, non-native plant control and incompatible land use; diverse habitats and their primary plants and animals; landscaping and ground maintenance practices including pruning, lawn and plant care; tree conservation practices and procedures including removal; land use map symbols for the purpose of identifying elevation and trails; regulations and practices of protecting endangered species; effective instructional methods for a diverse customer population; practices and procedures of preparing and presenting interpretative programs; principles and practices of resource monitoring and data collection.

Skill/Ability to:

Maintain cleanliness of park and marina facilities; interpret information for the public; perform custodial, light construction, repair and maintenance work on facilities and equipment; use hand, electric, and pneumatic power tools; respond appropriately in emergency situations including administering CPR and First Aid; perform administrative tasks including keeping accurate records, making simple arithmetic calculations, handling cash, and filing; drive, operate, and maintain automobiles, light trucks, safety equipment and other motorized equipment safely; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; tactfully and effectively enforce rules and regulations governing facilities and resources; follow oral and written instructions including safety rules, procedures and practices; work courteously and effectively with the public and with co-workers; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; lead, assign work to, coach and counsel staff in a variety of parks, naturalist and marina activities; stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time and have sufficient strength to lift items weighing up to 60 pounds.


Open and Promotional.Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five (5) points added to their final passing score on this examination.Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials.Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

The examination process will consist of a training and experience application evaluation (weight: pass/fail) and a performance test (weight: 100%). Theapplication evaluation will be based solely on the applicants' application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. Because of this process, not all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are guaranteed advancement through the examination process. Only those applicants whose training and experience most closely match the needs of the department will be invited to the performance test. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.


Application Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021 11:59 P.M.

Training and Experience Evaluation: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Performance Test (tentative): Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and Thursday, May 27, 2021

Departmental Interviews (tentative): TBD

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Arlene Cahill (Park Ranger II - L041)

Keywords: The County of San Mateo, San Mateo , Park Ranger II (Open and Promotional), Other , San Mateo, California

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