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Park Ranger

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March 28, 2023
Norman - 13101 Alameda Drive
Job Posting Title Park Ranger Agency 566 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND RECREATION Supervisory Organization Protective Services Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank) Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above. Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank) Full/Part-Time Full time Job Type Regular Compensation OTRD is seeking a full-time Park Ranger for Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman, OK. OTRD provides matching contributions to employees’ retirement plans, 11 holidays, and 15 days of annual and sick leave a year. OTRD also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is $40,000. Job Description Basic Purpose Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving patrolling park/resort grounds and property and the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations within the assigned area of responsibility. This includes insuring the safety and welfare of park/resort visitors and assigned staff. Typical Functions The functions within this job family will vary by level but may include the following: patrolling assigned areas within a state park/resort and providing security and protection for property, visitors, and staff. Provides assistance to visitors as needed; assures compliance with established laws, rules, and regulations; collects fees for camping and other activities. Conducts investigations; makes arrests and seizes property or contraband; prepares reports and forms. Represents the agency in court during legal proceedings; provides testimony or presents evidence as required; assists other law enforcement agencies and officials as needed. Develops policies and procedures related to park ranger duties and responsibilities; provides training and supervision to assigned staff. Develops park ranger budget and monitors expenditures. Renders first aid to injured patrons. Informs visitors of the ecological and cultural heritage of Oklahoma. Level Descriptor This is the basic level where incumbents primarily perform entry-level duties in a training status to build their skills in providing security and protection in a state park or resort and providing assistance to visitors using the park/resort facilities. Education and Experience Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of sixty semester hours from an accredited college or university, or a seasonal ranger and two years experience as a park ranger; or two years experience as a law enforcement patrol officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Knowledge, skills, and abilities required at this level include knowledge of safety and security techniques; first aid; public relations; report writing; and the ecological and cultural heritage of Oklahoma. Ability is required to interpret and apply provisions of state motor vehicle laws, criminal laws, and other statutes; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to enforce applicable laws and regulations, park rules; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Special Requirements Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license at the time of appointment; be willing to work irregular hours under any conditions; be in sound physical and psychological condition as evidenced through the Department of Tourism and Recreation screening process; successfully complete certification as a peace officer as defined in Title 70, Section 3311(F) O.S. 1981, within one year from date of employment; in good standing with the agency and successfully pass a rigid character and background investigation. Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8. Equal Opportunity Employment The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'. Oklahoma State Government is the largest employer in the state of Oklahoma, employing over 35,000 diverse and talented employees in more than 100 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges, and universities. Our workplaces can be found across the state from Boise City to Idabel, Hollis to Miami, and everywhere in between. To learn more about our state agencies, visit here. Industries: Government Administration Worker Size: 10,001+ Employees Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma If you do not see a specific job for which you would like to apply, click on the ‘Get Started’ button below and complete the requested information. Be sure to attach your resume for review.

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