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Safety & Security Park Ranger

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a Safety and Security Park Ranger. Duties include area patrol, traffic control, guest interaction, administering minor first aid, report writing, conducting safety audits, safety compliance and inspections, follow-up on reported safety hazards, investigate safety issues, and other routine safety and security duties. 

Applicants must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, have the ability to interact well with the public and be able to demonstrate sound judgment and make good decisions.  A high level of integrity, professionalism and honesty is required.  Applicant should be proficient with Microsoft Office products and computerized reporting.  Knowledge and prior enforcement of OSHA and safety standards and compliance is preferred.  First Aid and CPR certification, understanding of ICS and emergency management planning is also a plus.

This position requires working a flexible work schedule and does require you to work weekends, overnight and holidays.  Physical requirements include the ability to traverse zoo grounds on foot and on a bicycle. Applicant must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, operate a motorized vehicle, lift up to 50 pounds without difficulty, bend, lift, climb, stoop, kneel and stand & walk for up to 6-8 hours at a time.  This position does not require a State of Florida Security License.

In addition to the salary, this position includes a complete benefits package including free medical, dental and life insurance for the employee, paid time off, a retirement savings plan, discounts at the zoo, zoo membership. 

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