Here’s what it takes to be a Cal Anderson ranger

The new rangers will patrol as a duo, Seattle Parks says

The new rangers will patrol as a duo, Seattle Parks says

In the Wild West of the original Texas Rangers, “the only requirements for rangering were that a man be a good shot and a good horseman.”

Things are different in Cal Anderson Park. The City of Seattle has posted its job listing for the two full-time park rangers positions planned to be assigned to focused patrols on Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson and Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park as City Hall and SPD respond to public outcry about increased crime and violence in the public spaces.

Instead of guns and horses, a prospective Cal Anderson ranger must “monitor and attempt to prevent potential property damage and safety hazards” and “be willing to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, stand, walk, or bend for an extended period of time” and “regularly use a bike or pickup truck.”

Applicants should also have “a creative and practical approach to problem solving” and be able to lift 50 pounds.

That could be you. You can learn more and apply here.

(Image: betweenprologueandepilogue via Flickr)

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