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Parks Ranger/Naturalist

DeKalb County

DeKalb County ,  Georgia

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to coordinate programs and facilities, manage daily activities, provide security and oversee development of the assigned nature preserve.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans and coordinates programs and provides security: identifies, plans and coordinates programs, facilities and activities; implements security and the visitor education program.
  • Protects the endangered species: protects the endangered species through preserve management and education.
  • Manages office operations: manages daily operations of office and provides general maintenance.
  • Assists with plan management: assists with management plan for preserve.
  • Provides security: provides security for the public and the preserve, records and reports violations, assists public safety with ticketing violators and patrols site.
  • Greets and provides information to visitors: directs visitors to specific areas and provides assistance in emergency situations.
  • Develops and distributes public relations materials: develops and distributes materials such as flyers, brochures and program calendars.
  • Researches and applies for grants: researches and applies for grants and additional funding; identifies work projects, and writes orders for complex tasks.
  • Plans and participates in tours: plans and participates in tours and special programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in biology, environmental education, resource management, forestry, or other related field required, and one year experience in planning and administration of parks, historic sites, natural resources, or a related field, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

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