Park Ranger

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General summary

This is a second-level park enforcement position accountable for enforcing Missouri state laws and state park rules and regulations by use of citations, warnings, and custodial arrests. Duties include responding to and investigating crimes and accidents within state park boundaries and cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in investigations. Employee will also be responsible for serving as a lead worker over Park Ranger staff and as primary field training officer for new rangers.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of Missouri Statutes relating to state parks and criminal law. Knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures. Knowledge of safety and emergency first aid procedures. Ability to perform duties and make decisions in stressful situations.  Ability to work in adverse weather conditions. Ability to perform a full range of law enforcement duties in providing security and protection at a state park or historical site.

Typical qualifications

Completion of a training program from a certified law enforcement training academy, eligibility to be commissioned as a peace officer, and 1-3 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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