Park Ranger – Law Enforcement

Santa Fe, NM
State of New Mexico

This position is primarily responsible for assisting park visitors, patrolling the park and enforcing rules and regulations. This position focuses on providing general patrol and enforcement of park rules and regulations, and maintaining park facilities, grounds and equipment. This position will also be responsible for first line supervision, training and assigning jobs of seasonal and park volunteers. This position is responsible for monitoring park operations, performing general park functions of the par administration and fee enhancement and fulfill managerial requirements when the manager is on days off or is on vacation. This position will develop and present interpretive/education programs for park visitors, school groups and other community groups. The position will coordinate and schedule these programs with local schools, youth groups and other entities. This position will implement, track and monitor education and enforcement programs presented in order to provide information and data weekly, monthly, and annually in order to effectively report and measure program success.

$14.67 – $25.53 Hourly

$30,518 – $53,101 Annually


The applicant will be required to perform a myriad of duties to include patrolling the park to enforce applicable state, local, and federal laws, present interpretive programs to the public and other employees, and the general care and maintenance of park equipment and facilities. The incumbent will be required to perform many of these duties in unpredictable and extreme weather conditions throughout the year. Responsibilities also include other assignments determined by park management to ensure the safety and success of Pecos Canyon State Park.


Minimum Qualification
Associate's Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Criminal Justice or Wildlife Management and two (2) years of experience in parks and recreation management, natural resources, biology, environmental sciences, forestry, criminal justice and/or wildlife management. Substitutions apply. See Substitution below.

Education Experience Education Experience
1 High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 4 years of experience OR High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 4 years of experience
2 Associate's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 2 years of experience OR Associate's degree or higher in any field AND 4 years of experience
3 Bachelor's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 0 years of experience

Ideal Candidate
Park experience
Law enforcement experience
Interpretive education experience
Maintenance experience