Watershed Ranger II - Department of Public Works

City of Baltimore, MD - Baltimore, MD4.0

Class Description
A Watershed Ranger II enforces criminal, civil and natural resource protocols, laws, rules and regulations and conducts natural resource conservation activities at and in the vicinity of the Baltimore City watersheds. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

Incumbents receive moderate supervision from a technical superior. Employees in this class work an assigned shift to provide 24-hour 7-day a week coverage subject to call-back as required for emergencies. Work is primarily performed out-of-doors where there may be exposure to inclement weather, extremes of temperature and irate persons. Work requires regular moderate physical activity in walking and standing and occasional strenuous physical exertion when apprehending or arresting persons engaged in illegal activity.
Selection Process
All candidates indicating the minimum qualifications on their applications will be placed on the eligible list without further examination. The training and experience of each candidate will be evaluated for appropriateness and quantity. It is essential, therefore, that you give complete and accurate information on your application. Vagueness or omission may prevent you from being considered for this position. Qualified candidates will not be listed in rank order.
Minimum Qualifications
On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:

EDUCATION: Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in park administration, park management, natural, environmental or biological sciences or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Have two years of natural resources conservation activities or law enforcement experience.

NOTES (EQUIVALENCIES): Have one year of experience in park administration, park management, natural, environmental or biological sciences or in enforcing rules and regulations in a park environment may substitute for each year of the university requirement.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: Have a valid Maryland Class C Noncommercial driver's license, or an equivalent out-of-state driver's license acceptable to the Office of Risk Management is required.

Eligibility for Certification as a Police Officer as mandated by the Maryland Police Training Commission in accordance with the COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations).

Compliance with the Code of Maryland Regulations requires that the applicant must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Successfully pass a physical examination following the offer of employment
  • Successfully pass a fingerprint and background investigation conducted by the Baltimore City Police Department
  • Successfully pass an approved Entrance-Level Training for Police Officers
  • Successfully pass an approved Entrance-Level Firearms Training Course under COMAR
  • Successfully pass approved Field Training
The Following is Required Within Six Months of Hire:
Commission as a Special Police Officer by the State of Maryland.

The Following are Required Within One Year of Hire:
Certification as a Police Officer as mandated by the Maryland Police Training Commission in accordance with COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations) and a handgun permit.
Supplemental Information

Applicants must provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful applicants will be placed on the employment certified eligible list for at least six months.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete supplemental questions to further examine specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

NOTES: Employees must obtain and maintain Special Police Commission, Certification as a Police Officer and handgun permit as a condition of employment.

Employees who leave this position within three years of hire must reimburse the City of Baltimore for any training given or uniforms and equipment issued during term of employment.

Those eligibles who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information.