The ProRanger Philadelphia program is an academic, technical skills training, and internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service.
Students take coursework during the academic year at Temple University and participate in internships at National Park Service sites during the summer. Follow their experiences here.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Mountain of Files
Week 9 was
with administration again and there was never any down time throughout the
entire week. I started the week of with the IT department working on resetting
a server to use as a backup for the new server. This took longer than I thought
it would take because we had trouble getting the server to boot up from the
proper area. Then after that we had to update the software to make sure it
would work with the computer network it would be hooked up to. I ended the day
back at headquarters learning about the fun that was in my future.
part of Wednesday I was in the chief of administrations office helping him to
clean out his filing cabinet that had all of the current and past jobs that
fire island filled. The chief said that this was the first time in a long time
that it had been done. I was to pull all of the files out
and look on the
organization chart to see if the job was on there. If the job was not I would
archive it and set it aside, but if it was I would write down information on
the position and sort it by division in the filing cabinet. There were over 200
positions that had to be sorted, some positions were older than I was. On Wednesday
I also went to a quality of life meeting which is where officials from almost
every community meets with the county police and with the national seashore to
talk about problems that need to be solved.
Credit Card Statements
was another day of files but this time the files were credit card statements
from 2012-2016. This was another long day of sorting but it was a little easier
to get done than the position sorting. I had to empty out 2012 and 2013 so that
I could put 2014-2016 into the filing cabinet. Near the end of the day Thursday
and all of Friday I helped with the inventory check list for administration and
for maintenance. This entailed me to walk around the office and the maintenance
yard searching for computers, trucks, printers, boats, and more to make sure we
still had these things in our possession. It really helped me to understand
just how much inventory each division has, and also helped to understand what
needs inventory numbers and what doesn’t.