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Seasonal Park Ranger

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Visitor Services and Resource Protection

• Provides information to visitors and the public regarding park history and geology, plants, and animals

• Informs visitors of pertinent regulations of the Department as well as other partner organizations such as Department of Fish and Game and Department of Lands

• Ensures compliance with outdoor recreation program and park rules and regulations

• Works with local enforcement agencies to give warnings

• Patrols park to protect and preserve park resources from vandalism and abuse

• Promotes public safety

• Serves as liaison between park and other enforcement agencies

• Administers first aid, organizes, markets and implements special events


• Prepares and maintains reports,

• May represent the department at meetings with the public, user and/or special interest groups and partner agencies This position will function as a Compliance Enforcement Officer who will assist with maintaining the peace and enforces rules within state parks. These positions involve various skills including: public relations; natural resource management; park building and grounds maintenance; park and recreation rule compliance, and conflict resolution of visitor and user issues. This position involves working nights, weekends, and many holidays, in all weather conditions, and with potentially caustic materials and pesticides. It also involves lifting items weighing 40 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders.


1. This position is a day or evening patrol position (7:00am-3:30pm or 3pm to 11:30pm)

2. Some knowledge of outdoor recreation and/or natural resource management;

3. Experience providing service to a variety of customers;

4. Experience supervising the work of others. For more information regarding the Minimum Qualifications and how this criteria can be met, please view "Helpful Tips" below. Preferred Qualifications

• Some knowledge of Interpretation/Environmental Education;

• Experience performing basic construction and building maintenance;

• Experience operating and maintaining vehicles/equipment.

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your resume to Cover letters are recommended • Possible housing available Please apply here:

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