Natural Resource Officer/Park Ranger – Kansas

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Kanopolis State Park
Job Category
Full time Positions
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This unclassified, full-time position will be located at Kanopolis State Park, Parks Division; and is directly supervised by Jason Sunderland, State Park Manager Supervisor I. The incumbent administers and participates in law enforcement activities in assigned state park areas;
enforces license and permit requirements;
detects violations, make arrests, collects evidence, prepares cases, and testifies, as required–must be a credible witness in court;
coordinates and conducts property and facility inspections;
develops, coordinates and maintains a public relations program;
represents the department through public speaking, constituent contacts, media contacts, and educational program participation;
plans, assigns, reviews, and schedules work performance of park staff responsible for safety, construction, maintenance, land management, development, permit sales, and public relations, as assigned by supervisor;
prepares and submits budget and cost estimates; conduct studies and surveys;
recommends and participates in training development; and coordinates and actively participates in all aspects of park maintenance.
BENEFITS: Salary beginning at $19.16/hr; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick and vacation leave.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree, preferred in park or natural resource management or other related degrees as determined by the Department. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency. The successful candidate must pass a background check and must be a credible witness in court.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This class requires the employee to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission. Certification must be obtained before the employee is given permanent status. The employee must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and annual training as required by K.S.A. 74-5607a.
This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties; therefore, to be eligible for appointment to a position in this class, candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C.§ 992 (g) (8) and (9).To be eligible for certification in the state of Kansas, one must also be free of any diversions from a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act.
Candidates for positions in this class must have the following: be a U.S. citizen; be 21 years of age at the time of appointment; free of conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison; and be required to pass a physical exam administered by the hiring agency.
This class requires that at the time of appointment the selected candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Office of Personnel Services.
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Laverne Taylor
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