Duties Description Park Rangers assist Park Managers by providing protection of park patrons and park property. Park Rangers explain park and recreation rules and regulations and seek voluntary compliance and patrol through assigned areas such as campgrounds, beaches, cabin areas, marinas, trails, gorges, picnic areas and comfort stations. They respond to patron inquiries, provide information on the natural resources, facilities, recreational activities and the condition and accessibility of trails and other facility resources. Park Rangers are subject to the provisions of the Security Guard Act of 1993, are unarmed and have neither peace nor police officer status. This is a seasonal-only position, generally from late May to Labor Day.
Positions for Park Rangers exist in all regions in the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, which include: Allegany, Central, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Long Island, New York City, Niagara, Palisades, Saratoga, Taconic and Thousand Islands.
Additional Comments OPERATIONAL NEEDS & QUALIFICATIONS
- be at least age 18 at time of appointment
- have a High School Diploma or equivalent
- have a valid NYS Drivers License when required to drive state vehicles
- meet certain physical and medical requirements
- be of good moral character and successfully complete a background investigation
- successfully complete 24 hours of Security Guard training provided by NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
-Possess basic computer and smartphone skills
-Have a valid NYS issued ID
Please note: A New York State Driver License meets this requirement. Those with a driver license issued by another state, or those who do not have a driver license are required to have a valid New York State Non-Driver ID to meet the qualifications to apply for a NY State Security Guard License
Fees Apply: Candidates are required to pay for background fingerprinting ($101.75) and NYS Security Guard License Application Fee ($36).
UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT, APPEARANCE & CONDUCT STANDARDS
All uniforms and equipment are provided and must be returned at the end of the season. Uniforms may only be worn while on duty and any issued equipment can only be used for official State business. Park Rangers are expected to present an image consistent with and act in accordance with the mission of the agency.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingFollow the link below and select the region of NYS that you would like to work in to reach the appropriate job application.
Email the completed application, your resume, and 3 work related references to ParkRangerRecruitment@parks.ny.gov.