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PARK RANGER

City of Kansas City Missouri   Kansas City, MO   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on June 12, 2022
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PARK RANGER

(Job Opening ID #515262)

Several limited-term positions available with KCMO’s Parks & Recreation Department, Administration Division, 4600 E. 63rd St.

Normal Work Days/Hours: Varies, work days rotate and include evening and weekends.

Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation in the security, control, management and protection of all Kansas City, Missouri parks, park property, boulevards, roadways within the parks, community centers and all wildlife and natural/cultural resources of the park. Assures the convenience and safety of all persons using the Kansas City, Missouri parks as permitted by city ordinance. Educates the public regarding park rules and regulations, proper use of park facilities and park natural resources. Issues General Ordinance Summonses (GOS) and Uniform Traffic Tickets (UTT) when required. Writes incident reports and other reports as required to document incidents, damage, theft, etc. Directs traffic when needed. Obtains needed medical, rescue or other emergency assistance in the event of emergencies involving illness or injury, or danger to life. Removes motor vehicles or trailers parked in violation of any city ordinance or requires the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to do so. Removes persons violating any law, or the rules and regulations of the director of parks and recreation, or in any other way endangering the safety or property of others. Provides support to other divisions and law enforcement agencies as required. Patrols Park areas in radio-equipped vehicles, on foot, on bicycle and on all-terrain vehicles (ATV) assisting park visitors and protecting park resources. Checks Park visitors for appropriate passes and permits. Locks and unlocks gates at specified opening and closing times. Requests assistance from other law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency medicine agencies, tow companies, etc. Provides traffic control and crowd control services. Assists in searches for lost children, park patrons, etc. Closes hazardous roads and barricades roads during dangerous conditions. Assists with searches for possible drowning victims. Reports all safety, health, or environmental hazards to the Park Ranger Supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRES high school graduation. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Must be eligible to obtain a class A private officer’s commission as issued by the KCMO Police Department. Must meet one of the following 3 requirements: (1) Graduated in good standing and be in possession of a certificate of completion from an accredited civilian police academy whose curriculum consisted of at least 470 hours of law enforcement training to include handgun training at the federal, state or local level; (2) Graduated in good standing and be in possession of a certificate of completion from a military police training/MP advanced individual training or other military MOS that involves law enforcement, criminal investigation or security patrol on military installations that included handgun training; (3) 3 years of experience as an armed security officer in good standing. Preference given for a background in park police and/or park security patrol, have parks and recreation experience, have an accredited degree in a parks and recreation related field and can exhibit a strong general knowledge of the natural environment.

Salary Range: $16.35-$17.31/hour (with health insurance); $16.35-$25.96/hour (without health insurance).

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022.

EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.