Park Ranger Sergeant

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General summary

This is a senior-level park enforcement position accountable for supervising park rangers. Work involves patrolling state parks or historic sites, investigating crimes and accidents within state park boundaries and cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in investigations. At this level, an employee will also assume the duties and responsibilities of the manager in his or her absence. Employee supervision includes hire recommendations, training, planning and assigning work, performance assessment, coaching, and progressive discipline. Supervision at this level also requires these employees to have the knowledge and skills to perform and review the work overseen.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Skill in interpreting and explaining rules, regulations, policies, and programs. Ability to delegate investigative and other related patrol assignments. Ability to provide testimony or provide legal statement.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience as a certified law enforcement officer with the power of arrest.

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