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PARK RANGER

at Arkansas Government Job in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

PARK RANGER

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Req ID: 7106

Location:

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category: DEPT OF PARKS AND TOURISM

Anticipated Starting Salary: $15.57 per hour

Park Ranger {Seasonal Park Ranger Part Time} 4 Positions Available

Position: 22076477; 22091346; 22076846; 22091333; 22091639

Salary: $15.57 per hour

Location: Various State Parks

Closing date: 10/18/2021

This position is a commissioned law enforcement job, responsible for ensuring the safety of the park visitors and protecting and preserving the resources of the park. This is done by obtaining voluntary compliance with the state laws and park directives. Other duties include patrolling park property, preventing vandalism or destruction of park facilities, administering first aid, and assisting the public as well as other duties as assigned. This position is subject to 24-hour call and is assigned to work holidays and weekends.

Seasonal Ranger employment is subject to satisfactory completion of a Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST) required background check and physical and psychological exams.

Successful applicants will be assigned to different parks across the state. Depending on performance, employment will continue through Labor Day.

This position offers paid holidays and retirement credits. Uniforms and law enforcement supplies are provided. Housing and utilities are provided.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: the formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, parks and recreation management, or a related field. Current law enforcement certification and years of service will be considered. Successful non-certified applicants Must complete the Arkansas law enforcement certification training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Applicant must be 21 years of age or older.

EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online only: https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: T063C

Grade: GS05

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $32,405.00 – $46,987.00

Summary

The Park Ranger is responsible for maintaining law and order, providing assistance to park visitors, and assisting in the overall operation of the park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Patrols park on foot or in automobile monitoring activities, investigating accidents and incidents, issuing citations or making arrests, controlling crowds, directing traffic, securing facilities, checking for safety hazards and repair needs, and assisting park visitors. Leads or participates in search and rescue efforts, which may involve rescuing stranded climbers or boaters and administering emergency first aid to victims of accidents or illness. Assists visitors by explaining park rules, assisting with minor mechanical problems, and searching for lost pets, children, or personal items. Participates in searches and investigations in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies within the park jurisdiction. Trains parks personnel in security measures, search and rescue techniques, and other topics as necessary. Prepares accident/incident reports, lost and found reports, visitor reports, vehicle use reports, and a variety of other reports as required. Inventories and orders supplies, equipment, and resale merchandise and may remove cash from vending machines, closeout registers, make entries in ledgers, prepare bank deposits, and transport funds to local bank for deposit. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

May be exposed to personal injury in the performance of duties. Required to carry a firearm.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of law enforcement methods and techniques. Knowledge of geography, points of interest, and principal recreation areas of State. Knowledge of methods of protecting, operating, and maintaining a State park unit. Knowledge of policies, procedures, and rules of State Parks and Recreation Commission. Knowledge of constitutional laws, and laws of arrest and evidence, traffic and foot patrol, Ability to conduct investigations and enforce public safety laws and regulations. Ability to handle weapons, exercise self-defense, and administer first aid. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information, reports, and documents.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in park management, outdoor recreation, criminal justice, criminology, or related field; or two years of college coursework; plus two years of experience in a natural resources field. Must possess valid driver’s license and have completed the Arkansas law enforcement certification training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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Job Posting: JC183680686

Posted On: May 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 21, 2021