Please note that applications are currently not accepted through
CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To
apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San
Jose's website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.
The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate's
qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary,
employees in the Park Ranger classification shall also receive an
approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation
The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department is
looking for highly motivated, personable individuals with strong
leadership skills and innovative ideas to become part of a dynamic
team of employees with a strong commitment to providing excellent
service to our diverse community. Bilingual applicants speaking a
second language such as Spanish or Vietnamese are encouraged to
Under supervision, this classification performs duties of
moderate difficulty including performing overall work in park
operations and visitor services; resource and environmental
protection; greeting visitors and explaining/interpreting park
features; collecting and accounting for fees; performing rescue and
fire suppression activities; administering first aid as needed;
patrolling parks; enforcement of state and local laws; performing
conservation programs and projects; providing lead direction to
other park personnel; coordinating and leading volunteer and
internship programs; providing traffic and parking control; and
preparing written and oral reports and other communication.
The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department
currently has approximately four full- time permanent
If you are interested in employment in this classification, you
should apply to ensure you are considered for additional
opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this
WORK SCHEDULES FOR MOST POSITIONS MAY FLUCTUATE TO MEET PARK
OPERATIONAL NEEDS AND WILL INCLUDE WORK DURING LATE
AFTERNOONS/EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. ASSIGNMENTS CAN BE MADE
TO ANY AREA OF THE CITY'S REGIONAL PARKS, TRAILS SYSTEM, OR OTHER
- Education and Experience
Two (2) years of undergraduate course work from an accredited
college or university. This is equivalent to at least 60 semester
units or 90 quarter units.
Veterans and active military personnel may substitute this
requirement if they:
Have served in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, or Coast
Have completed four (4) years of active military duty AND
- Have received an honorable discharge from the United States
- Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to
provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.
Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor,
represent or sign any documents related to visa
applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which
requires an employer application.
Note: Candidates may be asked to provide certificates referenced
in the Licenses/Certificates section above, at the time of
PELLETB: Complete the California P.O.S.T. Reading & Writing Test
(PELLETB). Pass Point is a T-Score total of 50 or higher.
Applicants taking the PELLETB test will be responsible for
submitting proof for verification of his/her results. Please attach
test results to your application. Verification must be on an agency
letterhead, listing where the test was administered, test date,
type of test administered and test results. Results are valid for
three years. For more information or to register go to: http://www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as
demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with
applicable professional/technical principles and practices,
including public safety, day to day park operations, park
interpretive education programs, conservation, nature and wildlife,
natural resource management; Citywide and departmental
procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in a related field is highly
Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and
expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing;
demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays
openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
Computer Skills - Experienced with common business computer
applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS
PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective
relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others
accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution
Conflict Management - Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and
methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people,
by presenting the facts, analysis, and conclusions or solutions
that show command of content and perspectives and interests of the
Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate
customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently
using professional demeanor.
Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining
the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem;
collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at
decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired
Reliability - Completes quality work assignments in a timely and
efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains
confidentiality as appropriate.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the
applicant's training and experience based on the application and
responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose
backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in
the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process
will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a
Applicants deemed the most qualified after application
screening, oral interviews, and/or practical/written exercise will
be required to pass a background investigation, polygraph test and
medical examination and fingerprint clearance prior to
If you have any questions regarding the duties for this
position, please contact Pam Helmke by email at
email@example.com or at (408) 794-6517.