PARK RANGER 1*-052219-176369

State of Tennessee - Davidson County, TN

Full-time
LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, TENNESSEE STATE PARKS DIVISION, RADNOR LAKE STATE PARK, DAVIDSON COUNTY

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

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 records check;
have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions 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.
During their careers, most rangers can expect to be assigned to several different parts of the state. While employee work location preference is considered, there is no guarantee that a ranger will remain stationed in only one area.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:
Summary: Under immediate supervision, is responsible for park security and conservation work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-level class in the Park Ranger sub-series. An employee in this class learns to provide park resource law enforcement and protects park resources. This class differs from that of Park Ranger 2 in that an incumbent of the latter acts at the working level.

  • An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory two-year training period. Marginal or inadequate performance during the initial two year training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.
Competencies (KSA's):Competencies:
Integrity & Trust
Ethics & Values
Conflict Management
Time Management
Written Communications
Presentation Skills
Command Skills
Perseverance
Decision Quality
Creativity

Knowledge:
Customer and Personal Service
Communication and Media
Public Safety and Security
Education and Training
Computers and Electronics
History and Archeology
Administration
Personnel and Human Resources
Law and Government
Sales and Marketing
Biology
Geography
Geology
Clerical
Economics and Accounting
Sociology and Anthropology

Skills:
Reading Comprehension
Speaking
Judgment & Decision Making
Critical Thinking
Active Listening
Complex Problem Solving
Time Management
Active Learning
Writing
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Material Resources
Instructing
Social Perceptiveness
Management of Financial Resources
Trouble Shooting
Monitoring
Coordination
Persuasion
Negotiation
Service Orientation
Equipment Selection

Abilities:
Oral Expression
Oral Comprehension
Gross Body Coordination
Written Expression
Arm Hand Steadiness
Stamina
Speech Clarity
Written Comprehension
Multi-Limb Coordination
Manual Dexterity
Control Precision
Finger Dexterity
Speed of Limb Movement
Deductive Reasoning
Reaction Time
Wrist-Finger Speed
Far Vision
Originality
Near Vision
Depth Perception
Rate Control
Inductive Reasoning
Information Ordering
Problem Sensitivity
Response Orientation
Peripheral Vision
Memorization
Speech Recognition
Fluency of Ideas
Spatial Orientation
Time Sharing
Visualization
Night Vision
Sound Localization