For me, it not really clear why Ron Swanson is working at the Park's department.
- Ron hates the government.
- Ron has a lot of money (he mentions several times that he has burried gold at some places)
- He doesn't like the job and is not interested in anything related to it
- He has expierience in working for other companies (He mentioned it to Leslie that he was employed when he was very small)
The only reason I see it that Ron wants to cut the budgets from government projects - but in this case: Is it clear that he would directly become the person in charge of the department? And if this would be the only reason, why isn't he applying for city manager or similar?