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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PARK RANGER 3 - COMMISSIONED - NEAR OVERTON, NEVADA
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $53,598.96 to  $79,719.84  PAY GRADE: 36
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: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: State Parks
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 13.141
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 40582
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/21/2020
Close Date: 09/04/2020
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. The person selected for this position will assist with the management of Valley of Fire State Park near Overton, Nevada. Park residency is required in the provided state housing. The incumbent supervises permanent as well as seasonal staff, performs field and administrative duties including completion of routine and special reports. This is a commissioned position with public safety responsibilities and is required to work various hours and shifts including 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, collect and account for fees, present interpretive programs and perform minor maintenance to facilities. The incumbent will also help monitor the activities of dozens of special and commercial permit holders including several hundred wedding events and film shoots.
The Park is located approximately 15 miles from the nearest town of Overton, and 60 miles from Las Vegas. In order to receive consideration applicants must indicate their ability to work in this geographical location. The candidate provides land management, recreation and administrative expertise to ensure efficient management of the park's operations and ecosystems. The Park Ranger III must make decisions regarding resources, training, facility maintenance, equipment and materials. The position provides guidance and development to assigned staff. The Park Ranger III works with staff, other agencies and private groups to develop interpretive programming and activities and to promote parks and outdoor recreation. 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.***

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, 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.
Special Notes
    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.
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 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.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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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