Park Ranger (W)
State of West Virginia - West Virginia

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Provides assistance to the superintendent in the management, operation, maintenance, and protection of state-owned park, forest or wildlife areas which may emphasize recreation; camping; natural, historic, or scenic resource preservation and interpretation. May also serve in a lead managerial or supervisory role on areas with minimal development.
Employee may receive "off facility" responsibilities or special assignments including supervision of satellite areas located within the region of the principal area of assignment, attendance at training sessions, special events, fire-fighting, and law enforcement duties. Directs facility programs in the areas of building maintenance, equipment maintenance, grounds maintenance, housekeeping, sanitation, public relations, law enforcement, personnel management and training, visitor activity programming, historical and nature interpretation, conservation, preservation, public work programs, federal and state regulatory compliance, accounting, record keeping, revenue production, budget preparation and control, concession contact administration, public safety. May be assigned a primary duty at the work location which focuses on one of the above items or a combination of the same. Position is primarily intended as a maintenance, managerial and patrol supplement to the Superintendent.
This announcement is not for a specific current vacancy. We are building a list of qualified applicants for possible future vacancies. These may occur in various locations.

Hiring Process: This job requires a written examination (W) . Exams are given in several locations and no appointment is necessary. We encourage you to apply online. For test schedules, locations, paper application forms and information about testing check our Job Opportunities Web Site ( If you apply online, you do not have to take a copy of the application to the test center. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 30 DAYS. Online applicants who do not test within 30 days of application will be rejected. Applicants using a paper application must present a completed application form at the test site. Positive identification is required. There is a 90 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-take the same test your new score, whether higher or lower, will automatically replace any previous test scores.

If you have previously applied for this job and simply want to update your ID (name, address, etc.), work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, send us a letter.

The same written exam is used for Park Ranger, Park Superintendent 1 and 2. You only have to take the test once. If you previously (within the past 6 months) took this test, you do not have to re-test. However, if you choose not to re-test, you should contact us so that your test score can be applied to the other title.

Your application will not be accepted if you do not meet stated minimum requirements.

Two years (60 semester college hours) from an accredited college or university. Official transcript must be submitted to our office. Your application will not be processed without verification documents. Send to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305 - 0139.

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or the equivalent and full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the area of assignment may be substituted for the required training on a year-for-year basis.

Six months of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the area of assignment.

Graduation from an accredited college or university in the field of botany, zoology, geology, natural history, recreation, park/resort management, forestry, conservation, criminology, business or public administration, travel management or related natural science or managerial field may be substituted for both the training and experience requirements. Diploma or transcript showing degree/major field must be submitted to our office. Your application will not be processed without verification documents.

Special Requirements:
Must be licensed or eligible to operate a motor vehicle in West Virginia. Must be able to successfully complete required special conservation officer training and pistol requirements as established by the Law Enforcement Section, Division of Natural Resources.

Test Center Schedules.
The test for this job is available on "General" testing days. No testing appointments are made. Apply online. Then, report for testing at the Test Center of your choice. Your application will be inactivated if you do not test within 90 days. If you require disability accommodations call (304) 558-3950. Close the new window to return here.

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