Park Ranger

  • Full-Time
  • Madison, WI
  • Application deadline: 2021-03-19

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department

Dane County Land and Water Resources has a current opening for a Park Ranger. Duties include supervision of work unit staff to include training, scheduling and directing of LTE’s, summer interns and program personnel; responsible for visitor services such as fee collection and remittance, user registrations for camping, shelters, boat launches, trails, special events and other required permits, and the maintenance of those facilities and others including playgrounds, roads and parking areas to the standards specified by the Dane County Parks; responsible for maintenance of the work unit grounds and facilities to include tree care, mowing, refuse collection and recycling, cleaning buildings, and the repair and improvement of work unit facilities; assists in the management of natural areas including vegetation removal, planting, seed collection, prescribed burning, herbicide work; performs public contact activities through inspections of the campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, playgrounds and other visitor use areas; provides information and assistance to the public for special events, camping, boat launches, trails, the County park system, emergency services, goods and services provided in the area, and other information as needed; maintains all buildings within the work unit to standards specified by the Dane County Parks, this includes cleaning, washing, painting and repairing; performs minor repairs and service to vehicles, equipment and tools and follows preventive maintenance schedule; works under the guidance of the Lead Ranger & Operations Manager to identify and investigate visitor complaints, ordinance violations, boundary disputes, problems and user conflicts (visitor and natural resource protection requires the enforcement and compliance of County park ordinances); maintains accurate records for documenting incidents and completes reports to be used for department, risk management and court purposes; issues warning tickets and may issue citations for park ordinance violations; provides oral and written information in court regarding County ordinance violations; when not assigned to park work unit, may be assigned to assist or lead crews in maintenance and construction projects, trails and grounds projects, natural area management, property management and services for other departments; works varying schedules including nights, weekends, holidays and special duties or emergencies.

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