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Why did you apply? What kind of experience do you have with the outdoors?

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I was honest, I just needed a summer job.

Have you ever been in a situation where you were in a crowd that was getting out of control?

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what experience did i have in dealing with people in stressful situations where you are going to outline the policies to gain their compliance with those said policies

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" At what age do deer become elk?" and questions of that type are common. they are not meant to be funny, but must be answered in a manner to teach without becoming preachy or humiliating the visitor- I tended to use a gentle humor. Daily, often asked questions get old fast, but treating each visitor as if they were the first and only person to ask "Where's the restroom?" can make or break the mood of their visit, and their impression of the park as a whole. Patience, patience,patience!

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Questions about enforcement caught me off guard. I didn't realize that park rangers were really kind of like park police or security guards. Being aware that a large part of this job is law enforcement would really have helped.

Are you willing to work in all weather conditions?

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You see a group of people vandalizing a facility you maintain, what do you do?

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Explain your experience working with volunteers.

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I was asked to describe one time were I had to deal with a difficult situation in the workplace, and how I went about solving the problem.

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