Park Ranger
Job Details
Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA
High School
$22.90 Hourly
Road Warrior

Great Part-Time Opportunity! 


Do you enjoy working outside?  Are you looking for a position where you are moving around and assisting park visitors? 


We are seeking a Park Ranger to care for and protect our park grounds as well as the visitors who frequent them.  The primary responsibilities of this position are 1) To patrol District parks, trails, community centers, and other areas, and 2) To educate guests and enforce safety regulations and rules.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work at multiple locations. 


The ideal candidate will be available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours. An applicant's flexibility in workdays and work hours is highly desirable.  This is a part-time, non-peace officer position.


Under the oversight of the Public Safety Manager, general supervision is provided by the Park Ranger Supervisor. Park Rangers are tasked with the protection of property and maintenance of order, dissemination of information, and enforcement of the rules and regulations of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Schedules will vary depending upon the needs of HARD and agreed upon availability of personnel.  However, Ranger hours will not exceed forty (40) hours per week, and may be adjusted seasonally. Although scheduling is flexible, personnel must be available for consistent day shifts, evenings/nights shifts, weekend shifts and holidays, with most shifts between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. A Park Ranger does not have police officer responsibilities but does assist local law enforcement agencies through the use of radio communications and in the enforcement of HARD rules and regulations. This is NOT a PERS position.



  • Patrol parks and secure facilities
  • Enforce rules and regulations
  • Strengthen public relations through community engagement
  • Issue citations and parking tickets for violations of H.A.R.D. regulations
  • Appear and testify in court pursuant to issuance of citations



  • Applicants must be 18 years of age
  • Applicants must have high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants must possess a valid California Vehicle Operations License and have a good driving record.



  • Knowledge of modern methods of patrolling and preserving order.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR.
  • Possess a keen sense of awareness and ability to report observations.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend reports.
  • Ability to be firm, but tactful in stressful situations. Ability to react effectively in emergencies and maintain order.
  • Ability to operate a pickup truck and passenger car safely.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the rules, regulations, and ordinances of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and local, county, and state laws applicable to the District.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public.
  •  Ability to complete a formalized field training program, along with FEMA on-line courses IS-00100.c and IS-00700.a, CPR, Pepper Spray training,  CORI, and Blood Borne Pathogens training within 6 months of hire date.




Prior experience as a Park Ranger, Security Officer, Loss Prevention Specialist, or Criminal Justice Education is desirable.


Note: Any offer of employment is conditional upon a satisfactory fingerprint clearance and/or background check with the Department of Justice (DOJ) via LiveScan.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is a Special Public District. As a California city, county, or state agency or public district employee, you may be called upon as a disaster service worker in the event of an emergency. To learn more about what this means our employees click here

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