Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

February 12, 2013

Randy Simons
Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868

New York State Parks Accepting Applications for Seasonal Safety and Security Positions

The New York State Park Police are accepting applications for seasonal Park and Recreation Forest Ranger and Park and Recreation Public Safety Ranger positions, which provide public safety and security services within the state park system. Information on how to apply is available at

State Parks and Recreation Forest Rangers must obtain a valid MPTC Basic Police Officer or Peace Officer training certificate and serve as peace officers providing essential public safety services in support of the State Park Police. Positions are assigned to New York City and Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and may be required to travel intermittently to other areas of the state for temporary, special events.

Public Safety Rangers must complete 80 hours of prescribed training including 24 hours of Security Guard training and provide general security services in support of the State Park Police. Positions exist across New York State.

Training will be provided to qualified Forest Ranger candidates on Long Island and for Public Safety Ranger candidates in Albany County. The positions are seasonal in nature, generally from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 179 state parks and 35 historic sites. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visitors can call 518.474.0456, visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.