Senior Ranger

NOVA Parks
 Lorton, VA

The Senior Ranger assists with the operation and maintenance of the park and facilities and may assume charge of park operations in the absence of Park Management. Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour

Major Duties/Specific Tasks

  • Provides information to the public and/or special interest groups pertaining to the park and park facilities.
  • Informs visitors of park rules and regulations.
  • Patrols park in NOVA Parks vehicles or on foot to ensure safety and security of park visitors and NOVA Parks grounds, buildings and equipment.
  • Reports accidents, vandalism, and theft.
  • May assist with routine maintenance/repair of equipment.
  • Assists with public relations by handling visitor inquiries and providing information and assistance.
  • May supervise other part-time staff members.
  • Assists with handling of all monies.
  • Ensures cleanliness of toilet facilities and other buildings.
  • Maintains grounds by removing trash and mowing/trimming grass.
  • Performs attendant duties at all locations as needed.
  • Reports unsafe conditions to Park Management.
  • Carries out additional duties as assigned by Park Management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain valid driver’s license, must maintain safe driving record.
  • Possession or ability to obtain a Certification in CPR/First Aid.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public.
  • Ability to operate cash registers and handle cash accurately.
  • Ability to learn the operation of the facility and to obtain a working knowledge of NOVA Parks.
  • Flexibility and ability to perform all duties of other part-time employees as needed.
  • Ability to gain a working knowledge of NOVA Parks, its history, organization, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks at hand.
  • Working knowledge of computers.
  • Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Availability to work a variable work schedule, which may include early and late hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to understand, follow, and give oral instructions.
  • Required to purchase and wear standard uniform.
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