PARK RANGER 1
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Grand Isle, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: No specialized experience or training is required. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application. 2. Willingness and ability to carry firearms. 3. Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment. 4. No physical disablements which would prevent the functioning as a law enforcement officer.

An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by State and Federal laws is granted.

LOCATION & POSITION INFORMATION:
  • This position is located at Grand Isle State Park in Grand Isle, LA and is in a Career Progression Group to a Park Ranger 2. This position may be filled as a Park Ranger 1 or 2 based on the qualifications of the selected applicant.
DUTIES: E nforce all federal, state, and local laws, as well as, park rules and regulations. Other duties include, but are not limited to: maintenance, custodial, and cashier. Earn POST Council certification as a Peace Officer, and certify in First Aid and CPR.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Must be willing and able to work a flexible work schedule to include days, nights, weekends and holidays, as deemed necessary. Preference will be given to applicants who have a current LA POST Certification.
  • Starting salary for Park Ranger 2 is $26,863.20 ($1,033.20 Bi-Weekly) with a maximum salary of $50,586 ($1,945.60 Bi-Weekly) . Please refer to the “Job Specifications” tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities page” for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
  • Applicants outside of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism may be required to accept probation in lieu of promotion.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
  • Applicants must have a current Civil Service test score for the 9500 LEAPS Test. Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.
  • If interested, applicants may apply in accordance with one of the following below:
ONLINE: Click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

PAPER: Although applying online is the preferred method, paper applications are still accepted. Paper applications may be mailed or faxed using the contact information provided below. The paper application is available for download at: http://www.civilservice.la.gov/Forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf .
  • Please submit a copy of all applicable college transcript(s) to your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.
  • Applicants using an international degree as a basis to qualify for the position must attach an equivalency evaluation statement.
DISQUALIFICATION:
  • While we would encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
    • Failure to have a current LEAPS test score by the closing of this announcement;
    • Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application or official Louisiana employment application as referenced above;
    • Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application;
    • Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement;
    • Failure to include the job title, job number CRT-2013-53128-BC and completed supplemental questions (if applicable) with a paper application submission;
    • Failure to submit a paper application (by postmark, if mailed; or by date/time stamp, if faxed) by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement.
For further information about this vacancy, contact:
Brandi Conway, HR Analyst
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
PO Box 94361
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9361
Email: bconway@crt.la.gov
FAX: 225-342-7928

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To enforce all state laws, rules and regulations on a facility operated by the Office of State Parks and provide assistance to visitors.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from a Park Manager or other official or higher level.

Supervision Exercised:
None, although on small sites the incumbent may oversee the maintenance crew as needed.

Location of Work:
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of State Parks. May be used by other organizations with approval from the Department of State Civil Service. (such as the Sabine River Authority).

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Park Ranger 2 by the lack of journeyman level responsibility and authority.

Differs from other law enforcement jobs by the confinement of work area to facilities operated by the Office of State Parks.

Examples of Work:

Explains rules and regulations to park visitors for the purpose of protecting and preserving natural, historic, and cultural features, sites and structures.

Prepares and maintains various records and reports pertaining to park activities.

Performs general painting, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical and related trades work as required.

Cleans and supplies restrooms, removes refuse from trash receptacles and grounds, and performs other general clean-up functions.

Operates numerous power tools, trucks and other equipment.

Collects and accounts for fees.

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