Park Ranger

at AR Dept of Parks, Heritage & Tourism in Morrilton, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Park Ranger II

Position #:     22092482

Salary:           $36,155        

Grade:          GS06  

Requisition:    12254

Location:       Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR


Closing date:  10/10/2021


This law enforcement position is responsible for ensuring the safety of visitors and protecting the resources of the park by obtaining voluntary compliance with laws and park regulations. Job duties include, overseeing search operations, administering basic first aid, patrolling for possible thefts, illegal hunting, cutting of trees, vandalism, or other violations, and preparing the necessary accident/incident reports as required. The Park Ranger will also give interpretive programs, assist with budget preparation, and perform other duties as assigned. This position is subject to 24-hour call and must be able to traverse rough terrain and work in inclement weather. A criminal background check and driving record check are required.


This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension. Housing is provided with this position.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in park management, outdoor recreation, criminal justice, or related filed, plus completion of A.L.E.T.A. (Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy); plus one year of experience in a natural resources field or law enforcement, OR two years of college and 300 hours of specialized training in law enforcement; plus two years of of experience in a natural resources fired, and the completion of A.L.E.T.A. (Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy). Must possess valid driver's license and have completed the Arkansas law enforcement certification training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.


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Job Posting: 3066003

Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

Updated On: Oct 26, 2021