Park Ranger I, POST

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $24.43 - $30.92 an hour USD / YEAR
  • Salary: $24.43 - $30.92 an hour

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Job Description
Utah State Parks manages 46 state parks and museums throughout Utah, which are enjoyed by nearly 6.7 million visitors annually, We are proud to protect the history and beauty within these parks, entrusted to us by the people of Utah. Our mission is to preserve and provide natural, cultural and recreational resources for enjoyment, education and inspiration for this and future generations. Come and be a part of our great team.

At this time, we do not know to which park you will be assigned. For locations of Utah State Parks, click here. As you move further into the process, work locations will be discussed with you.

This position will be filled as a Park Ranger I, POST. As a Park Ranger I, after successful completion of the first 12 months, you will be promoted to a Park Ranger II with an increase in pay. DHRM Rules apply for promotions or transfers of current state employees.

This is a law enforcement position. During the first 12 months, you will be required to attend the Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Academy to obtain Peace Officer certification (if you are not currently POST certified) and successfully complete the division’s field training program. POST has strict requirements pertaining to past criminal activity. Please refer to the POST Legal Requirements located at https://post.utah.gov/prospective-officers/legal-requirements/ before applying for this position.

For detailed information about the process to become a Park Ranger after the initial qualification visit stateparks.utah.gov.

Principal Duties
A Park Ranger for Utah State Parks will perform all or some of the following duties at a state park:

Foot, vehicles, vessel and OHV patrols in areas of responsibility
Participate in boating and OHV search and rescue efforts
Patrol and respond to citizen calls for assistance
Issue Citations
Investigate accidents; incidents; investigate crimes and write incident reports
Assist in developing and providing interpretive and educational programs
Collect fees
Prepare reports and perform basic accounting duties
Participate in the general maintenance of park grounds, facilities and buildings as required, ,make emergency field repairs on mechanical equipment
Perform wildland fire suppression activities
Operate mechanical and recreation vehicles
Supervisor seasonal employees, interns and volunteers
Perform other related duties as assigned
The Ideal CandidateBachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Parks and Recreation, Parks Recreation and Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, or Natural Resources Management, or have 4 or more years of equivalent work experience in park operations at a State, Federal or comparable park.
If currently a Certified Peace Officer in the State of Utah OR has the ability to become certified within 12 months of hire
Meets POST standards
Strong work ethic
Good moral character
Enjoy working with people
Can pass the following:background investigation
drug testing
driver license check
polygraph
physical evaluation
psychological evaluation
Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:have a directly related degree or have 4 or more years of equivalent work experience in park operations at a State, Federal or comparable park.
are currently a Certified Peace Officer with the State of Utah
who has skills operating:machinery
boats
ATVs
snowcats
who have a broad knowledge of park operations
Why you should join our team
Being employed by the State of Utah offers great benefits such as vacation, sick leave, retirement programs available as well as health and life insurance. The work environment is in the outdoors, so if you love the outdoors you will love working for State Parks as a Park Ranger. You will work with and meet people from all walks of life and from all areas of the world. In addition to managing 46 State Parks, our agency is responsible for administering the statewide b

To see the generous benefit package offered by the State of Utah, click here.

The Division
.Utah State Parks manages 46 state parks and museums throughout Utah, which are enjoyed by nearly 6.7 million visitors annually. We are proud to protect the history and beauty within these parks that are entrusted to us by the people of Utah. Our mission is to preserve and provide natural, cultural and recreational resources for enjoyment, education and inspiration for this and future generations.

To learn more about the Division of Parks click here

 

Typical Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as:Parks and Recreation
Parks Recreation and Tourism
Outdoor Recreation
Natural Resources Management
or have 4 or more years of equivalent work experience in park operations at a State, Federal or comparable park.
Must meet POST standards
Must obtain POST certification within 12 months and maintain certification thereafterability to pass:background investigation
drug testing
driver license check
polygraph
physical evaluation
psychological evaluation
knowledge of principles, theories and practices of:law enforcement
park, recreation
resource management
public relations
ability to supervise interns, volunteers and/or seasonals, including:hiring
termination
training
assigning and monitoring work
skills and ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; listen to, and understand information and ideas as presented verbally
knowledge of agency programs, business practices, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
knowledge of applicable maintenance methods and techniques
ability to use computer word processing and spreadsheet software
knowledge of educational/interpretive needs and teaching methods
ability to deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism
knowledge of past historical events and their causes, indicators and impact on particular civilizations and cultures
knowledge of basic accounting/bookkeeping procedures and division practices
 

Supplemental Information
***Due to a statutory change, effective July 1, 2022, this position may convert from career service to career service exempt. If you are hired into this position, your employee status may become career service exempt, at-will, on July 1, 2022.

Must obtain POST certification within 12 months and maintain certification thereafter.
Work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities and recurring lifting.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, working in remote wilderness areas and/or boating/OHV areas, working on the water in boats and on docks, patrolling in a truck, ATV and snowmobile, etc.
Schedule will be 5 days/8 hours or 4 days/10 hours, weekends, nights and holidays. Schedule may change depending on season and workload.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.