City of Houston Jobs Near Me – Park Ranger

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Job Description:

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhancing the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking an Urban Park Ranger to join its Urban Park Ranger team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs basic inspections of mobile vendors to ensure compliance with City health ordinances and park rules and regulations.
  • Conducts investigations on any relevant event occurring on Department property.
  • Conducts investigations and may issue citations regarding animal violations and illegal trash dumping.
  • Interacts effectively with the public; greets park visitors and explains park rules, regulations and city ordinances, provides directions and handles public inquiries and complaints.
  • Controls activity levels within assigned parks by unlocking and securing gates, checking park use and permits.
  • Monitors trails, picnic areas, pavilions, and similar park areas (via foot, bicycle, and motorized vehicle) in designated parks to promote public safety and ensure proper use of parks and facilities.
  • Provides crowd control and parking control at City sponsored events and notifies the public of park operating hours.
  • Investigates and resolves designated visitor complaints to provide quality customer assistance.
  • Completes appropriate reports, such as vehicle accidents, building burglaries and or employee/visitor injuries, criminal activity, city animal ordinance violations, illegal trash dumping, parking violations, and permit disputes.
  • Provides and conducts informative presentations on bicycle safety, child safety, gang/drug awareness, environmental preservation, and other topics.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift boxes up to 40 pounds and move them a distance of 25 feet.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Must be able to ride a bicycle 1 lap around Gragg Park in 4 minutes or less.
  • Worked as a team member.
  • Displayed principles and practices of customer service.
  • Established and maintained cooperative and effective working relationships with city employees, patrons, and the public.
  • Exercised controlled discretion, communicated with the public and mediated difficult situations in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to climb up and down 1 flight of stairs 3 times in 2 minutes or less.
  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

Job Details:

Company: City of Houston

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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