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City of Pittsburgh Program Supervisor, Park Ranger in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Program Supervisor, Park Ranger

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Program Supervisor, Park Ranger


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Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type

CS Non-Competitive, Full Time


Parks & Recreation

Job Number



10/18/2021 4:00 PM Eastern

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Under the direction of the Deputy Director of the Department of Public Safety, the Park Ranger Program Supervisor provides comprehensive management of the other full and part time Park Rangers and oversees the operations of the City of Pittsburgh Park Ranger Program. This position is also responsible for visitor management and safety, resource management, educational program development; and performs related duties as assigned.

Department: Parks & Recreation

Salary: $65,803 per year.

Position Type: Announcement

Union: None. This is a non-union position.

Civil Service Classification: Non-Competitive.


General Application Requirements :

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified. Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data. (Education and Work Experience).

  • A resume, to be submitted online.

  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.

  • Click here ( to view a map of City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

  • A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required to be presented and verified prior to appointment to the position and must be maintained throughout employment. Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service on an individual basis.

NOTE: The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions. The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments. Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered) .

NOTE : Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh. Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh .

Qualifying Requirements :

Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show two (2) years of full-time experience supervising and managing staff with some knowledge of working with reports, budgeting and fiscal responsibilities. (Full-time is defined as thirty-two (32) hours or more per week. Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor's Degree from a fully accredited institution in forestry, conservation science, environmental science, or a related field. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training).

  • EQUIVALENCY: Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above). The Total Qualifying Requirement is six (6) years. ( See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the cation of education/training).


If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written: None required for this position.

  • Performance: None required for this position.

  • Medical: Required.


  • Plans, coordinates and participates in overseeing the comprehensive Park Ranger program including all City parks, trails and recreation facilities; ensures adherence to all appropriate laws, codes, policies and procedures.

  • Manages 14-24 Park Ranger personnel; evaluates their job performance; implements approved disciplinary action as necessary; provides training as required; interviews and recommends new hires; maintains attendance records and work schedules.

  • Works collaboratively with other City departments and outside agencies to coordinate and conduct Park Ranger community engagements and community enrichments.

  • Helps to develop rules, regulations, policies and procedures for the park system and Park Ranger Program.

  • Attends Department, Special Events, council meetings, and other appropriate City meetings

  • Conducts research to stay current with Park Ranger development, management and City and Public Safety goals and objectives.

  • Assists in creating an annual budget for the Park Rangers; maintains financials, participant activity reports, and weekly reports; compiles and interprets data for reports on operating achievements and cost effectiveness of the Park Ranger operations.

  • Acts as a liaison with community groups and other City Departments to develop integrated programming; meets with community groups, work partners, and concerned citizens to receive input on the community needs.

  • Investigates and resolves departmental complaints, city complaints, 311 complaints, and concerns generated by general public.

  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees comprehensive park ranger educational programs citywide.

  • Engages park visitors/users to promote education, safety, and security of the park/facility and its visitors.

  • Works with Parks & Recreation, Department of Public Works, and other City of Pittsburgh Departments on park issues, regarding safety, permits, and signage.

  • Documents daily park ranger activities and completed reports relating to parks operations, incident, maintain employee data, timesheets, and reports.

  • Oversees park ranger purchasing.

  • Responds and assists during emergency situations in the park system which includes first aid, medical emergencies, trail issues, park maintenance issues, inclement weather situations, downed trees, fires, motor vehicle accidents, missing persons, fatal injuries etc.

  • Sets operational standards; reviews scheduling, work assignments and progress reports; interprets departmental policies for assigned areas.

  • Conducts initial and ongoing training of Park Rangers; works with other City departments and outside agencies to ensure and coordinate the provision of appropriate training and resources.

  • Assists annual budget for the Department; monitors expenditures against plan and takes appropriate action as required; recommends purchases; maintain financial and participant activity reports.

  • Meets with civic groups or other concerned citizens to receive input on the Rangers programs receptiveness by the community, and may present program related to the Park Ranger operations to various groups.

  • Drives various types of patrol vehicles and operates telecommunication devices.

  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.

Click here ( to view the full job description including knowledge, skills, and abilities and working conditions for this position. Locate and click on the position title to view the complete job description .

Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

  • Pension

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Personal Days

    (Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)


    Do you possess a current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have two (2) years of full-time experience supervising and managing staff with some knowledge of working with reports, budgeting and fiscal responsibilities?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please describe this experience.


    Do you have a Bachelor's Degree from a fully accredited institution in forestry, conservation science, environmental science, or a related field?

  • Yes

  • No


    Did you read and understand that you must submit OFFICIAL documentation to the Department of Human Resources & Civil Service to verify any of your post secondary education/training?

  • Yes

  • No


    Did you remember to submit your complete resume online? If you did not, your application may be disqualified.

  • Yes

  • No


    Due to the increase in Covid 19 community transmission, the City of Pittsburgh requires all newly hired individuals to be vaccinated against Covid 19 as a condition of employment. Proof of vaccination is required. Do you agree to provide proof of vaccination prior to your start date with the City of Pittsburgh if you are selected to fill this position?

  • Yes

  • No

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