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Job Time Type: Full Time (30 Hours or More)

Job Description: Under general supervision, to perform varied and routine sworn Ranger work with emphasis on park patrol, crime prevention, park protection and maintenance; to perform related record keeping and research; to perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:

  • Patrols the various City parks and public recreation areas to enforce applicable laws, rules and regulations; *
  • Opens and closes City facilities, including park gates and public restrooms; *
  • Issue citations and verbal warnings; *
  • Provides information to the public about park use and permit requirements, resolves customer and/or park use disputes – review and approves park use permits; *
  • Conducts investigations, writes incident and arrest reports, compiles and tabulates data, and provides reports to the applicable authorities; *
  • Manages encampment cleanups in greenways and park; coordinates with applicable agencies and personnel; *
  • Coordinates with or assist Police and Fire Department personnel regarding incidents and investigations involving City parks; *
  • Provides hazmat response as necessary; *
  • Collects and documents evidence, books evidence independent or in conjunction with a Police Officer; *
  • Interviews and locates witnesses, apprehend suspects on foot, detain and/or arrest suspects until suspect can be transported by Police Department; *
  • Utilizes physical restraints such as handcuffs, spray irritant, taser, or baton, when deemed necessary; *
  • Oversees and coordinates lifeguard personnel at One Mile Pool; monitor pool active and maintenance needs; *
  • Manage interpretive signage; *
  • Routinely assess and make recommendations for trail and road closures due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions.
  • May direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic;
  • May testify in court and respond to requests for crime prevention services;
  • May perform routine park maintenance responsibilities;
  • May attend community and departmental staff meetings;
  • May perform research and coordination responsibilities for park related projects and programs;
  • May develop, conduct and present park interpretive programs for the public;
  • Perform other park related work as assigned.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation, including the writing of reports; applicable laws, park rules and regulations; evidence collection and documentation techniques; CPR and first aid procedures; and park geology and biology.

Ability to: Deal tactfully and effectively with individuals and groups of a diverse nature; answer questions regarding and explaining park policies and regulations; interpret written and oral instructions; present effective park interpretive programs to the public; write clear and accurate reports; perform mathematical computations; operate radio, four-wheel drive pick-up, and bicycle; work effectively and safely without direct supervision; analyze situations and take effective action; successfully complete formal training courses on job-related responsibilities.



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Experience/Education: High school graduation or equivalent preferably supplemented by the successful completion of college level courses in natural resources, park administration, law enforcement or other related subject.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate (CPR) and a Standard First Aid certificate;
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a level three P.C. 832 Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certificate within six (6) months of appointment;

Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Requires a Driver’s License: Yes

Minimum Salary: 18.95 Hour                                            Maximum Salary: 26.13 Hour


Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Company Website (Address provided below)

Company Website:

How to Apply: For a full description and to apply visit:

Employer Information:


411 Main Street

Chico, CA 95928

Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.95
Maximum Hourly Wage: 26.13

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes