THIS IS A SEASONAL APPOINTMENT BEGINNING APRIL, 2019.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the position):
Reporting directly to Park Ranger II, Park Ranger III, and Chief Park Ranger/Executive Secretary (P&R), acts as a special officer as enumerated in Boston Police Rule 400A, by patrolling parks, playgrounds, historic sites and conservation areas in order to promote compliance with Parks Department rules and regulations; by protecting natural and cultural resources; by enhancing visitor experiences through visibility, interpretive programming and visitor information; and by performing related work as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides public safety services to park users and protects the City's park property from criminal activity.
Provides prevention, detection, suppression and prosecution of criminal activity; protection of life and property; and maintenance of public peace.
Coordinates all public safety related matters involving specially permitted events within the parks, including traffic and crowd control, public safety and protection of park resources.
Provides park visitors with general assistance, directions, information on Parks Department activities and city services.
Provides park visitors with information, tours, workshops, presentations, and programs on the historical, cultural, and environmental features of the Boston parks.
Encourages safe park use and enjoyment of the Boston parks by patrolling an assigned area by car, boat, all terrain vehicle, bicycle, foot or horseback; promotes compliance with, and enforces park rules and regulations, ordinances, and relevant laws; and requests emergency assistance when necessary.
Maintains and prepares logs and reports on park incidents, public contact, park conditions, and constituent requests; and assists maintenance staff as needed.
Provides emergency assistance such as CPR, first aid, fighting small fires, searching for lost children, and directing emergency services through the parks when needed.
Must be willing and able to be trained to handle various wildlife and domesticated animals.
Secures and maintains all departmental issued equipment.
Assists Boston Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and other emergency service agencies with security and safety issues related to Boston parks.
Appears in court to represent the Parks Department in all relevant incidents.
Based on assignment, may conduct mounted patrols and care for and maintain horses (eligibility & training required).
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.
Boston Parks and Recreation Department - Franklin Park Maintenance Yard
Minimum salary: $16.88 per hour
Maximum salary: $23.34 per hour
Hours per week: 40