PARK RANGER 3-041719-175509

State of Tennessee - Montgomery County, TN3.7


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and two years of full-time professional park law enforcement experience.

Substitution of Education for Experience: None.

Substitution of Experience for Education: None.

Other Requirements: Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons;
Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application;
Be a citizen of the United States;
Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint-based criminal history record check;
Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable condition, from any branch of the United States armed forces;
Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment;
Upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy or have successfully completed the equivalent of the prescribed course.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview: Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for park security and conservation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required. The Park Ranger 3 is also responsible for functioning as a senior ranger and field training officer. The Park Ranger 3 may function as a Park Manager 1 in those Parks that do not have a Park Manager and may assist with staff scheduling. The Park Ranger 3 functions as the safety and security officer and is assigned the role of TEMA-Incident Commander for individual park incidents. Park Rangers 3 will support the Chief Ranger's office on regional training, implement a park resource management plan, and may supervise park staff and seasonal employees.

Distinguishing Features: This is the lead class for the Park Ranger sub-series. An employee in this class is responsible for implementing the Tennessee State Parks Safety Program at the park level. An employee in the class trains other park staff including Park Rangers 1 and 2. This class differs from the Park Ranger 2* in that the incumbent of the Park Ranger 3 acts in a training capacity, to provide park resource law enforcement. This class differs from that of Park Manager 1 in that an incumbent of the latter often supervises Park Rangers 3 and may assist in the management of one of the largest and/or most complex park facilities or is the manager of a small and/or less complex park.

Competencies (KSA's): Competencies:
Written Communications
Presentation Skills
Directing Others
Action Oriented
Motivating Others
Integrity and Trust
Problem Solving
Conflict Management
Building Effective Teams

Public Safety and Security
Education and Training
Communication and Media
Law and Government
Administrative Management

Written Expression
Complex Problem Solving
Judgment and Decision Making
Oral Expression
Deductive Reasoning
Oral Comprehension
Active Learning
Written Comprehension
Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Management of Material Resources
Management of Personnel Resources
Time Management
Problem Sensitivity
Operation Monitoring
Trouble Shooting

Speech Clarity
Gross Body Coordination