Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers serve as goodwill ambassadors and provide a positive presence in Portland Parks and park facilities. Rangers serve multiple roles by providing information, helping solve park user conflicts, and enforcing City Code. The Ranger Supervisor supports the work of rangers via training, community outreach, data and deployment management. This supervisory position is responsible for a team of Park Rangers. The supervisor must be able to work under limited direction and make daily decisions related to security, safety and service related program issues in Portland Parks. The supervisor must be a skilled problem solver with background in conflict management, public safety, and community outreach.
An ideal candidate is someone who cares about parks, nature and people; has a background in parks and public safety; and is inclusive and culturally competent. The supervisor provides leadership to multiple staff, community groups, and PP&R stakeholders, as such must be able to lead by example, be accountable, transparent, compassionate and service-oriented.
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 620,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume.
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.
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Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Experience applying supervisory principles and practices, including training, work evaluation and providing leadership and work with staff, volunteers and contractors to create a high performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the City's and bureau's mission, objectives and service expectations.
Experience and ability to understand, follow and issue written and oral instructions while applying City policies and procedures related to Parks security efforts/matters.
Experience applying practical judgment, critical reasoning to enforcement and information-gathering situations, and communicating effectively including preparing clear and concise reports.
Experience and ability to train staff, directing and tracking ranger resources and data, investigating complaints, and coordinating inventories, vehicles, uniforms, and supplies.
Experience developing and maintaining positive working relationship.
Experience maintaining accurate records.
Applicants must also possess:
Ability to obtain State of Oregon certification as an unarmed security officer within 60 days of hire.
A valid state's driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by college-level course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, public or business administration, or a closely related field; and three years of Park Ranger or other law enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal background statement before being considered for employment.
Recruitment Activity Schedule:
1/14/2019 – 1/28/2019
1/29/2019 – 2/4/2019
Eligible List / Notices Generated:
week of 2/4/2019
1st Round of Interviews:
2nd Round of Interviews (if needed):
late February 2019
Early March 2019
- Timeline is approximate and subject to change.
Applicants must submit a professional résumé online, as well as answer the supplemental questions specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your résumé and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your answers to each supplemental question should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications. You may want to prepare your answers offline and then cut and paste into the text box provided.
Your résumé should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to your supplemental questions and résumé any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Your résumé should be no more than a total of two (2) pages. Do not attach materials not requested.
All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
Tamara Larison, Sr. Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources