State of Nevada PARK RANGER 1 - COMMISSIONED - NEAR OVERTON, NEVADA in Nevada
PARK RANGER 1 - COMMISSIONED
- NEAR OVERTON, NEVADA
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 32
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: State Parks
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code:
Announcement Number: 41619
Open to all qualified persons.
for another 4 Days 17 Hrs 22 Mins
Park Rangers (Commissioned) participate in operations, law enforcement, resource management, interpretation and maintenance activities at an assigned State park.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. The Valley of Fire is Nevada's largest and one of its most visited parks located approximately 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas and is known worldwide for its red sandstone formations and ancient petroglyphs. The area has a typical Mojave Desert climate with very hot summers and very mild winters. Park Rangers assist in overall park management and in larger parks are typically responsible for specific areas of management such as fee collection, seasonal employee supervision, visitor center oversight, resource management or Law Enforcement. Nevada State Park Rangers are generalists, typical duties include: clean and maintain park buildings/grounds.
Other duties include gathering visitor information/statistics, collecting and accounting for fees, responding to visitor inquiries, preparing reports, and handling correspondence. Incumbents prepare and present interpretive programs, prepare special use agreements and monitor commercial filming and wedding activities. Incumbents must be able to create and manipulate computer spreadsheets, tables, and power point programs.
At Valley of Fire State Park, Search and rescue efforts require extended periods of physical exertion. The schedule will vary by season. This position will be required to work various hours and shifts including holidays and weekends.
Commissioned Position information:
As a state park peace officer, incumbents write citations, handle accidents and incidents, resolve disputes, keep peace, respond to emergency situations as required. Law enforcement academy training will be provided.
Housing is provided, in-park residency is required for this position.
Incumbents have the opportunity to progress to a Park Ranger II after one year. Park Ranger positions provide qualifying experience for advancement to the Park Supervisor series. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in park management, outdoor recreation management, ecology, forestry, biology, agriculture, education, natural or environmental sciences, horticulture, history/folklore, wildlife management, museum management, park interpretation, business or public administration or related field; OR two years of experience which provided experience in organizing, overseeing and performing park maintenance, interpretive programming, visitor services, and resource management duties; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicants must meet current Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
Candidates may be required to submit to a background check and physical agility examination prior to appointment.
Incumbents must complete a P.O.S.T. academy within 18 months of appointment.
The physical agility exam consists of: a) Vertical jump of no less than 14 inches; b) The Illinois Agility Run in 19.5 seconds or less; c) complete not less than 30 sit-ups in 1 minute; d) complete not less than 23 consecutive push-ups; e) 300 meter run in 68 seconds or less; f) 1.5 mile run/walk in 16 minutes and 57 seconds or less; g) lift and carry a 70-90 pound bag of cement/sand from the ground and carry 10 feet to tailgate of a standard pick-up truck and then return, repeated three times; h) 100 yard swim in 5 minutes.
Positions are subject to call back and must work various hours and/or shifts.
Positions require statewide travel.
Positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. The cost of fingerprinting is covered by the applicant.
As part of the selection process, the Division of State Parks requires; a) Physical agility exam; b) Comprehensive background investigation which will include a urinalysis, polygraph and a psychological examination; c) Physical examination. This cost will be covered by the hiring agency.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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