State Parks is recruiting Rangers for the 2022 season to handle duties that focus on protecting park patrons and park property.
Park Rangers are there to assist and guide patrons, as well as enforce park rules and regulations through voluntary compliance where possible. Park Rangers patrol campgrounds, beaches, cabin areas, marinas, trails, gorges, picnic areas, and park buildings. Park Rangers are generally hired to work from mid-May through Labor Day, although some assignments can run beyond that. Park Rangers act as security guards for NYS Parks and are neither police nor peace officers.
Recruitment for the positions, which pay $20.56 an hour, runs through December. There are openings in all 11 regions of State Parks. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid driver’s license, meet physical and medical standards, and pass a background investigation and a 24-hour security guard training certification.
For more information about this position visit the Park Ranger Employment website. For questions, call (518) 474-5030, or email ParkRangerRecruitment@parks.ny.gov.
Photo of State Parks Rangers courtesy NYS Parks.