Under direction, develops, implements, monitors, evaluates, and supervises the operations of the open space areas, programs, and facilities. Areas of responsibility include leading open space programs, overseeing open space facilities, evaluating program curricula, and managing open space safety and maintenance activities. Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises staff; initiates new community-based programs and activities; and performs related work as required.
Receives direction from higher-level management staff. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff and volunteers.
The Chief Ranger is a direct supervisory level class responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and supervising the operations, staff, and activities of open space areas, programs, and facilities to maximize service delivery to the community. Performance requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion. This classification is distinguished from the Parks and Facilities Manager in that the latter is responsible for strategic planning and management of all District parks and facilities.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
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Must possess: mobility to work in various parks and open space areas; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate a variety of tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and to distinguish colors; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and/or calculator and to operate tools and equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and inspect work sites. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.
Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Exposure to a verity of plant and animal species. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.
Date Adopted: 5/31/17 Job Code: 5232L FLSA Status: Exempt Supersedes: Chief Ranger dated 12/10/14