City of South Portland - Seasonal Park Ranger

Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department

Seasonal Park Ranger

Seasonal part-time positions (April – October). Hiring for Seasonal Park Rangers to patrol recreational and natural areas to encourage proper and appropriate use of park property, promote compliance with rules and regulations, protect park resources and enhance visitor experience. Positively represent the City of South Portland. Duties include providing park visitors with general assistance, directions and information on City parks, recreation programs, information on historical, cultural and natural features of parks and other services; promote safe use and enjoyment of South Portland Parks by encouraging voluntary compliance with and/or enforcing applicable park rules and regulations, issuing violation notice/tickets when needed, and request police assistance when necessary; provide emergency assistance and direct emergency services when needed; assist directing traffic, crowd control and protecting park resources during special events; maintain daily log and report on park incidents, permits, park conditions; other duties as assigned.


Requirements: Must be a team player with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with other employees and the general public; must possess good communication skills, including to hand write legibly and follow verbal and written instructions; must have ability to work independently in field conditions including uneven ground in parks and beaches, and have the ability to walk/hike/bike up to 15 miles daily. Must be able to use a park radio; lift and carry up to 75 lbs. and push pull or move up to 100 lbs; possess the physical strength and endurance necessary to perform the essential functions of the job under exposure to varied climatic conditions. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. First Aid and CPR training upon hire is preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Maine Class C driver’s license. Must pass a post-offer physical exam, Department of Motor Vehicle and criminal background checks.


Starting wage for Seasonal Ranger positions range from $13.00-$15.00/hour depending on experience.

Will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to

You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at


You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

City of South Portland; Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road: P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


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