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Seasonal Ranger, The Mohonk Preserve – New York

Organization: The Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Seasonal Ranger

Location: New Paltz, New York

Dates and compensation: The position is seasonal from April through October.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

Description: The Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking qualified people who love the outdoors to fill multiple Seasonal Ranger positions. Positions available immediately.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will patrol lands of the Mohonk Preserve, participate in emergency incidents such as Search And Rescue, vertical rescue and first aid, ensure public safety, resource protection, and quality of visitor’s experiences. Seasonal rangers will participate in land stewardship projects: trail maintenance, invasive species removal, prescribed burns, boundary patrol, sign maintenance.

Requirements :
• Experienced rock climber;
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications; Search And Rescue experience; Wilderness First Aid/CPR
• Must be able to travel long distances on foot and capable of carrying a minimum of 40 pounds;
• Knowledge of cultural, natural history, and geography of the Shawangunk Mountains and the Preserve.
• Interpersonal skills, including the ability for conflict intervention; sensitivity to needs of public; and courtesy to the public.
• Ability to communicate both up and down the chain of command and outside of the Preserve both verbally & in writing.
• Familiarity with all Preserve policies and procedures.
• Clean driving record and ability to pass Mohonk Preserve background check;
• Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.
Some background in the following preferred :
Education or experience in recreation management, public safety, resource protection, environmental education, construction, mechanical skills, farming, forestry practices, computer skills (including GIS, Microsoft Word and Outlook or similar email application as well as Internet).

How to Apply: Please submit hard copy cover letter and resume by May 22 to:
Chief Ranger, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561. No phone calls please.

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