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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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Security Ranger

Full time. Must be flexible to work both day and evening shifts, including weekends. posted 9/25/14

The Desert Botanical Garden Ranger staff provides safety and physical security protection of the grounds, collections, and facilities of the Garden. While on duty rangers must maintain high standards of professionalism and communicate effectively to maintain a positive guest experience. In addition, Rangers provide for the safety and security of visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Responsibilities include physical surveillance, safety and security patrols, report writing, visitor assistance, first aid, acting as first responder to emergencies, event service security, crowd management, and vehicle traffic control.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma, exemplary customer service skills, and a minimum of 1 year of experience as a Park Ranger or Security Officer in a public assembly hospitality environment. This position requires the ability to walk long distances and stand for extended periods of time. Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., work outdoors year-round in varying weather conditions and have a minimum of basic computer skills.  Preferred candidates will have over 2 years of previous experience providing security, ranger, or campus policing services in a Park, Zoo or other hospitality environment. Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification a plus.

Selection subject to meeting appropriate extended background check standards.  All positions may require the use of DBG owned vehicles on DBG business.  Individuals must be capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.


The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts. 

Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer.   

*subject to eligibility requirements

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