This is the training and first journey level class in this series. Incumbents assigned to Range A will be college graduates with no prior experience in this type of work and will learn the work of the occupation under close supervision.  Incumbents will advance to Range B when they are capable of performing more independently the routine assignments and when prepared to assist on more complex work.  In addition, Range B can be an entry level for those with a master's degree or with prior experience in the field.  Range C is the first journey level in this series.  Incumbents perform professional recreation planning and administrative work of average difficulty and assist in the completion of major projects and programs.


Education:  Equivalent to graduation from college with any major, but preferably in environmental or urban planning, public administration, recreation, park management, or a natural resource-related field.


Knowledge of:  General principles and techniques of research and statistical analysis; general concepts and principles of ecology,land use, conservation, and planning, particularly as they related to outdoor recreation and recreational and historical resources.

Ability to:  Reason logically and analyze data; communicate orally and in writing, and prepare reports; establish and maintain cooperative relations, and deal tactfully with a variety of private and governmental individuals and groups.