INTERPRETIVE RANGER 3 (Historical Option)

State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

Full-time | Part-time | Commission
Supplemental Information

LOCATION AND POSITION INFORMATION:
This position will travel throughout the state, but is domiciled at the Office of State Parks Headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA. This position will be filled using the historical option for purposes of the minimum qualification requirement.

If you wish to apply for the Interpretive Ranger 3-Naturalist option, you should apply to this posting.

This position will be filled as a Job Appointment. In the event that funds become available for a permanent position, the employee may be converted to a probational appointment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants applying to this announcement may be required to accept probationary appointment.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

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.

Louisiana as a State, is a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Alyson Bauer
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
1051 N. 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Fax: (225) 342-7928
abauer@crt.la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Each position is either a historical or naturalist type. Depending on the duties of the position to be filled, one of the following will qualify:

For historical positions:A baccalaureate degree plus any of the following:
1. Two years of professional level experience in the excavation, classification, or preservation of artifacts; in archival work; in historical writing; or in planning and/or presenting interpretive/ educational programs dealing with cultural or physical history.

2. Two years of experience as a Park Ranger-Interpretive.

3. Two years made up of a combination of the first two types of experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Sub-professional experience in qualifying fields will substitute for the required degree on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

For naturalist positions:A baccalaureate degree plus any of the following:
1. Two years of professional level experience in wildlife/fisheries education; in wildlife or fisheries, forestry, or game management; or in planning and/or presenting interpretive/educational programs dealing with the natural environment.

2. Two years of experience as a Park Ranger-Interpretive.

3. Two years made up of a combination of the first two types of experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Sub-professional experience in qualifying fields will substitute for the required degree on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

For either type position, graduate and postgraduate level coursework in biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, or forestry will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required professional level experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

NOTES:
In substituting for the degree for either type vacancy, experience in which the qualifying duties were intermittent or incidental will not be considered qualifying.

In substituting for the degree for either type vacancy, part-time experience will be prorated against a forty-hour work week.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Employee will be expected to attain and/or maintain certification as an Interpretive Guide awarded by the National Association for Interpretation, or an equivalent certification recognized by the Office of State Parks.

May be required to qualify as a 'black powder' demonstrator.
Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide site interpretation to the park visitor through guided tours, audio-visual presentations, living history demonstrations and other methods. May also perform and supervise curatorial activities for a museum or visitor center and oversee educational/interpretive programs at a state park, historic site or preservation area.

Level of Work:
Advanced.

Supervision Received:
Broad from a Historic Site Manager, Recreation Area Manager, Preservation Area Manager or higher-level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional over lower-level Interpretive Rangers and museum, visitor center or site personnel.

Location of Work:
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of State Parks.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Interpretive Ranger 2 by the presence of advanced level duties and/or responsibility for a larger museum/visitor center and interpretive/educational program.

Differs from the Interpretive Specialist by the absence of responsibility for planning and developing interpretive educational programs for all Office of State Parks facilities.

Differs from Historic Site, Recreation Area, and Preservation Area Manager by the absence of the responsibility for entire operational aspects of administered site.

Examples of Work
Performs curatorial activities for a museum/visitor center and oversees an interpretive/educational program at a State Park, Historic Site, or Preservation Area.

Plans, constructs and displays interpretive exhibits, both in the museum/visitor center and on site.

Schedules and conducts tours; develops oral presentations for such tours.

Selects and assigns tour guides and maintenance staff.

Develops and implements conservation and preservation plans of historical artifacts and buildings, and natural habitats.

Develops and implements Interpretive Site plans (Interpretive Prospectus) of Historic Sites, Recreation Sites, and Preservation Areas.

Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence regarding the museum/visitor center or historic preservation program.

Performs research to develop interpretive themes.

Performs accessing and cataloging activities of museum materials.

Catalogues site forms on historic buildings and places, checks and continually accessions additional site forms for inventory.

Develops projects to produce measured architectural drawings of landmark buildings, checks for quality and maintains archival collection.

Prepares and presents presentations and speeches at museum/visitor center to interested groups on and off site.

Delivers basic and intermediate education programs.

Studies and researches current information on cultural/wildlife topics and instructional techniques for use in lectures and programs.

Attends national and regional training conferences and department and section in-service workshops.

Documents and maintains records of educational activities, materials and inventory items.
Assists with recruiting and training of a volunteer force to assist with education facilities and programs of the department.

Researches, develops and composes educational brochures and instructional activities.
Schedules, coordinates and presents special event programs.