Sector: Specialty

Parks & Recreation Officer

A parks & recreation officer career could be for you if…
Your skills include speaking, critical thinking and social perceptiveness.
Your interests can be described as realistic, social and artistic.
Your values include relationships, working conditions and achievement.

Career Overview

Parks and recreation employees are government workers who strive to protect the environment and enhance the quality of life for people in their communities, operating recreation centers and creating low-cost or free options to enjoy the outdoors. As a parks and recreation officer, you will manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, range lands, and other natural resources owned by the government. Your responsibilities may include planning, developing, and conducting programs to inform the public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local parks.

Other job titles include: environmental education specialist, environmental educator, interpretive naturalist, naturalist, park activities coordinator, park interpretive specialist, park naturalist, park ranger, program production specialist.

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$41,360.00 - $102,670.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$20.68 - $51.33
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