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Seasonal Park Ranger

Department: Department of Public Works-Park
Location: 870 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467
Salary: Competitive Pay
Minutes Walk to Public Transit: 10
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

The Town of Brookline is seeking qualified candidates to patrol Brookline Parks and Open Spaces, provide visitor support for park users, educate the public of pertinent rules and regulations, assist with daily maintenance and stewardship, and serve as a positive presence in the Town’s Parks, Open Spaces, and Sanctuaries.  The Park Ranger is responsible to: 

? Patrol park and recreation areas by vehicle, foot or other means to promote public safety, protect the Town’s capital park assets and inform and educate patrons about the rules and regulations governing the use of Town parks and facilities.  In addition to regular park visitors, this includes monitoring the Green Dog (off-leash) Program and various permitted activities such as athletic groups and permitted parties.

? Interact/engage with park visitors – provide visitor support and knowledge regarding Park/Town facilities and policies.  May provide staff support at Parks events and programs.

? Perform routine maintenance, landscape services and care of facilities, grounds, pathways, picnic areas, and pavilions throughout the parks, open spaces, school grounds, and horticultural areas of the Town.  Clean, stock and maintain public restrooms,

? Perform trail maintenance and improvement projects in passive parks and nature sanctuaries.  Implement invasive management strategies to control and limit the impact of aggressive, non-native plant species in the Parks.

? Utilize various control techniques to manage the resident and migratory Canada goose population in several sites throughout Brookline, including cleaning up goose dropping and repairing damage. 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 2 years relevant work experience strongly preferred.  Applicants must have a Class D driver’s license and be available to work a variable schedule including evenings, holidays and weekends.  Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people in various situations, use a computer, measuring instruments, identification keys, and hand tools.  Applicants must have the ability to work independently and make independent judgments and decisions concerning a course of action with park management issues.  Position Open until filled. 

The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.

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