Park Rangers (Commissioned) participate in operations, law enforcement, resource management, interpretation and maintenance activities at an assigned State park.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This position is assigned to and responsible for day to day operations and management of Van Sickle Bi-state Park. The position will also assist as needed at other management units within Lake Tahoe Nevada State park including Sand Harbor, Spooner Backcountry, and Cave Rock. The incumbent supervises seasonal staff, manages a wide variety of natural and historical resources, and performs field and administrative duties including completion of routine and special reports. This is a commissioned position and is subject to call back, works various hours and shifts, including evenings, holidays and weekends in a variety of weather conditions. As a state park peace officer, the incumbent writes citations, handles accidents and incidents, resolves disputes, and responds to emergency situations as required. All personnel in the Park Ranger series perform grounds maintenance, custodial duties, collects and accounts for fees, develops and presents interpretive programs and performs minor maintenance to facilities. The candidate must provide land management, recreation and administrative expertise to ensure the efficient management of the park's operations and resources. The Park Ranger 3 must make decisions regarding resources, training, facility maintenance, equipment and materials. The position also provides guidance and development to assigned staff. The Park Ranger 3 works with staff, other agencies and private interest groups to develop solutions to a wide variety of environmental, regulatory, and management issues in the Lake Tahoe basin. Park housing is not available at this duty location. The Park is located in Stateline Nevada and extends into South Lake Tahoe California. In order to receive consideration applicants must indicate their ability to work in this geographical location.
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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, and two years of professional park ranger experience in park operations and maintenance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Park Ranger II in Nevada State service.
Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer 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 the 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. The 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.