Park Ranger II

Job Description


JOB CODE 40130

Effective Date: 06/95A


The fundamental reason this classification exists is for the preservation and protection of the natural habitat and physical facilities, primarily in mountain parks, and for the programming and planning of educational outdoor interpretive programs. A Park Ranger II provides a wide variety of information about other park and recreation facilities to the public and enforces the rules, regulations, and ordinances related to City park usage. Additionally, a Park Ranger II directs the work of a small number of lower level employees, including the Park Ranger I classification, and is expected to solve day-to-day problems without immediate supervision. General supervision is received from a Park Ranger III or a Park Manager who confers with the Park Ranger II on unusual or particularly difficult situations.


  • Performs functional supervision over other employees and volunteers;
  • Plans, organizes, and teaches outdoor education, recreation interpretive sessions and programs;
  • Patrols park area for damage to park equipment and facilities;
  • Enforces park rules and regulations, issuing citations when necessary;
  • Radios for Police/Fire in emergencies;
  • Performs general maintenance duties such as replacing light bulbs and fuses, repairing water fountains and faucets, and replacing bumper blocks;
  • Completes attendance, injured persons, and related written reports;
  • Sets up or removes folding tables, chairs, barricades, traffic cones, or similar objects;
  • Digs up ground for flower beds, ditches, holes for sign posts, etc., using pick, shovel, spade, or other tools;
  • Cleans area using a broom, mop, or other appropriate tool;
  • Moves debris, dirt or other material from one place to another using a shovel, rake or other tool;
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Departmental regulations, City ordinances, and State statutes pertaining to municipal parks.
  • Local and non-indigenous plants and animals.
  • Poisonous and edible plants.
  • Desert ecosystem and Sonoran life zone.
  • Advanced first aid.
  • Park and building maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Radio communications.
Ability to:
  • Learn and enforce rules, regulations, ordinances, and statutes.
  • Deal with the public in stressful situations requiring tact and diplomacy.
  • Ride horses at a level which meets mounted patrol standards upon completion of the Park Ranger Mounted Patrol training program.
  • Anticipate and solve problems.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions provided in the English language.
  • Communicate orally in the English language with customers, clients, or the public using a telephone or in a face-to-face one-to-one or group setting.
  • Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
  • Coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously.
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time.
  • Lift arm above shoulder level.
  • Travel over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) long distances (more than 20 feet).
  • Use common hand tools, such as a hammer, saw, screwdriver, or similar tool.
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
  • Learn job-related material through oral instruction and observation and through structured lecture and reading. This learning takes place in both an on-the-job and classroom setting.
  • Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
  • Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Additional Requirements:

  • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. In addition, individuals may be required to pass an Arizona Department of Transportation physical exam and possess the appropriate commercial driver's license (CDL). Pre-employment drug testing is required for CDL positions. Employees in CDL positions will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.


Successful completion of a one year training program as a Park Ranger I and advanced first aid training. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.