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Park Ranger - City of San Jose

The City of San Jose is looking for a Park Ranger.


Park Ranger

Application deadline:  May 21, 2022

San Jose's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (PRNS) is looking for people who want to make San José a better place to live. Our mission is to build healthy communities through people, parks, and programs, and our vision is to be a national leader in cultivating healthy communities through quality programs and dynamic public spaces. We are guided by the principles of accessibility, inclusiveness, affordability, equity, diversity, sustainability, and flexibility. 

About the Position:

Park Rangers are stewards of the park system, providing public safety services, protecting and preserving natural and cultural resources in parks, and inspiring future generations to love and nurture nature. Park Rangers are often first on scene for medical, fire and other emergencies in the parks they oversee. They teach and enforce park rules so everyone can enjoy their visit, always aiming to resolve situations with the lowest possible level of enforcement by leading with education.

The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department is looking for highly motivated, personable individuals with strong leadership skills and innovative ideas to become part of a dynamic team of employees with a strong commitment to providing excellent service to our diverse community. Bilingual applicants speaking a second language such as Spanish or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.

Download this document for more information: 

Park Ranger Job Announcment 2022 - City of San Jose.pdf


To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at   *Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.

For questions regarding the duties for this position, please contact Lucia Wade by email at or at (408) 794-6200.

For questions about the recruitment process, please contact

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