PARK RANGER (Evening, Weekends, Holidays)

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 12, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type


In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
The Park Ranger is responsible making scheduled rounds at all Parks and Recreation Department parks facilities to provide compliance with general park rules and City ordinances.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.   The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Makes scheduled rounds at assigned City parks in order to provide surveillance and identify individuals circumventing the entrance fee or trespassing after closing hours and to discover emergency situations involving injury, illness, fire, water or other causes
  • Determines and encourages compliance with park rules and City ordinances and when necessary notifies proper authorities of violations and assists such authorities to the extent permitted
  • Enforces rules and regulations to safeguard City parks
  • Controls vehicular and pedestrian traffic during special events, and emergency situations
  • Documents irregularities; generates reports and provides general information on park operations and areas of control; notifies appropriate Police Department Personnel of activities requiring law enforcement intervention
  • Performs light maintenance duties and may clear paved areas of debris, branches and other obstructions or requests assistance.
  • Investigates complaints
  • Operates motor vehicles, two-way radios and other equipment
  • Completes equipment preventative maintenance requirements, troubleshoots malfunctions, requests equipment and site repairs; and reviews completed repairs
  • Conducts tours and educational programs and explains location facets and features
  • Performs minor first aid duties and follows through with proper emergency procedures in the event of more serious incidents
  • May issue citations for parking, littering, and minor violations
  • Performs related work as required


  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency
  2. One (1) year security and/or law enforcement experience, preferably in a park setting.  Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required education.
  3. Possess or be able to obtain a Florida Driver's License

Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 02/17/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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