Park Ranger

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Ventura, CA, USA
  • Mar 07, 2018
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


This position is part of the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Park Ranger you will be responsible for assisting with the management and operations of the refuge's visitor services program by providing the public with safe, accessible, and quality wildlife-dependent recreations opportunities, e.g., hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation.

This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 3 years and 6 months.

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  • Assist in development, management and implementation of visitor services program as well as interpretive and environmental programs.
  • Assist in the developing and implementing appropriate policies, procedures, and standards for visitor services programs.
  • Assist in developing, conducting, and analyzing surveys and visitor use studies that measure expectations, quality and satisfaction of visitor services programs.
  • Lead the development, coordination and implementation of refuge specific products, special events, facilities, cross-program training, as well as outreach and communication.
  • Prepare draft refuge site plans for facilities such as decks, platforms, trails, buildings and landscaping; recommend estimated cost of each activity based on staffing, equipment, supplies, and material requirements
  • Plan, design, construct and maintain visitor facilities to prevent hazards to public safety.
  • Physical Demands: The work involves frequent on-site visits requiring some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky terrain; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting, or similar activities.
  • The employee must have the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines. The work typically involves travel in off-road vehicles, watercraft, and may require travel in light aircraft.

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Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level


Government- Federal


$46,815 to $60,857 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 7.