Portland Recreation & Facilities
Job Description

SUPERVISING PARK RANGER - The Department of Parks, Recreation & Facilities seeks a qualified individual to ensure the safe use of Portland’s vibrant parks and open spaces. This is a full time/year round position. Responsibilities include enforcing park rules and regulations, providing the public with general assistance, providing information about programs and services, developing and implementing park educational outreach programs and supervising the activities of seasonal park rangers. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise operations at East End Beach including renting storage space for kayaks and dinghies, collecting fees for recreational boat launches, and coordinating with other beach users including a kayak rental company, a rowing club and commercial vehicles accessing a commercial boat launch. Candidate will also assist with the development and management of an asset management program by noting the location and condition of park infrastructure.

Requirements: Candidate must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are essential along with the ability to work successfully and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of park or natural resource management is required which may be demonstrated with an Associate Degree (BA preferred) in a related discipline such as recreation management, leisure studies, or a mixture of education and relevant experience. Candidate must be able to work outside in all weather conditions, walk long distances and ride a bicycle on trails. Candidate must have a Class C driving license and maintain a good driving record. Certification in CPR and First Aid is also required. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

Training and Experience Desired: Supervisory experience, previous experience handling cash, competence with personal computers, experience conducting educational programming on topics such as conservation, habitat, or natural resource management.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess valid Class C driver's license in good standing. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal conviction background. CEBA Union – Grade 14 - $824.25/week – 6 month step, plus a $1.00/hour stipend.

Accepting applications until the vacancy is filled.

City Benefits - Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment. If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation. Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland.