City of Houston

Houston Houston, TX, United States
Sep 14, 2017
Full time
POSITION OVERVIEW Applications accepted from:   All Persons Interested Division:   Parks and Recreation Workdays & Hours:   Various DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The successful candidate will enhance the safety and public experience within The City of Houston's Parks, through a uniformed presence, enforcement of City ordinances, and by providing quality customer service to all park users and visitors. The ideal Houston Urban Park Ranger will be honest, dedicated to service, courteous yet firm, trustworthy, and exhibit integrity. Execute patrols, (vehicle, static, bicycle, foot, and golf cart) at Parks & Recreational facilities, while securing gates/doors, enforcing City ordinances and responding to intrusion alarms. Conduct investigations involving visitor complaints, employee/visitor injuries, criminal activity, city animal ordinance violations, illegal trash dumping, parking violations, and permit disputes. Subsequently, write incident reports, conduct physical facility assessments and/or issuing citations as required. Occasionally, control activity levels within assigned parks by providing crowd control and parking control at City sponsored events.  In order to reduce preventable accidents, facilitate informative presentations on bicycle safety, child safety, gang/drug awareness, environmental preservation and other topics. To meet the ever changing demands of the City, required to attend periodic meetings, training sessions and conferences. Use radio communication equipment to relay all important information to dispatch and to request assistance from HPD, HFD, or other agencies as required .   Perform other duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS       This position occasionally requires lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds; such as boxes, setting up barricades, traffic cones. This position also occasionally requires, very long periods of walking, standing and/or riding bicycles on rough surfaces. There are routine exposures to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to chemical substances, and physical trauma of a minor nature (cuts, bruises, and minor burns). This position requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances, or the ability to make coordinated eye/ hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Requires a high school diploma or a GED. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS   One year of experience related to law enforcement, emergency response, public service, or a related field as applied to public events and gatherings for recreational or other purposes. The following training must be completed within one year of hire or promotion:  Urban Park Ranger training course and obtain an Emergency Care Attendant certification (40 hour course approved by the State of Texas). City of Houston Health Department training on Animal Ordinances, Health Ordinances for mobile vendors and illegal trash dumping (Rat-on-a-Rat Program). City of Houston Parking Management training on issuance of parking citations. Parks Department-sponsored training on self-defense and crime prevention. Houston Police Department training/certification on the use of O.C. Spray (pepper spray), drug and gang member awareness, and bicycle operation.   LICENSE   REQUIREMENTS Valid driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2). PREFERENCES Preferences will be given to applicants who are proficient in Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, and/or Power Point. **Eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.** Closing10/12/2017 11:59 PM Central Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com