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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PARK RANGER 1 - COMMISSIONED
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $42,553.44 to  $62,807.04  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.
JOB INFORMATION
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: 13.143
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 32026
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/26/2017
Close Date: 08/09/2017
Recruiter:
   CARL CHISAM
   Phone: (775)684-0110
   Email: cchisam@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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.
This recruitment is for three vacant positions, two of which are located at Valley of Fire State Park and one at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Valley of Fire is Nevada's largest and one of its most visited parks located approximately 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas, it is known worldwide for its red sandstone and ancient petroglyphs. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, near Las Vegas, Nevada is an historic 840 acre day use facility and is a day use park with large group facilities, picnic sites and access to a variety of trails. Incumbents work under the direct supervision of a Park Supervisor in all facets of park management including visitor services, visitor and public safety, resource management, maintenance, custodial services, interpretation, fee collection and accounting. Typical duties include: clean and maintain park buildings/grounds, enforce state laws/regulations, write citations, make arrests and ensure visitor and public safety. 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 PowerPoint programs. This position is subject to call-back and will be required to work various hours and shifts including holidays and weekends. Incumbents will respond to law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical situations, and maintenance emergencies. The position does require physical exertion, often in hot, cold, or wet weather and sometimes for extended periods of time. Park residency is required in the provided housing for some of these positions. Law enforcement academy training will be provided. Incumbents have the opportunity to progress to a Park Ranger II after one year.

To Qualify:
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 an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR two years of experience which provided experience in organizing, overseeing and performing park maintenance, interpretive programming, visitor services, and resource management duties.
Special Notes
    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.
Special Requirements
    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.
Skills Required
    Microsoft Power Point
    Microsoft Excel
The Examination
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.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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