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Park Ranger (Commissioned Law Enforcement)

Company: City of Springfield, MO
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Springfield-Greene County Park Board is looking for Park Rangers! This is a full-time, fully-commissioned law enforcement position protecting the patrons, staff, and property of over 100 park facilities and 125+ miles of recreational trails.The Park Ranger division is committed to providing quality service through personal integrity, fairness, communication, and sense of community pride. Rangers will be in communication with the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Springfield Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and crime lab, the Juvenile Justice Department and other specialty law enforcement agencies and groups.The Ranger Division was recently recognized with the Park Law Enforcement Association's Platinum Excellence Award for its commitment to excellence in law enforcement/safety and education, sustainability, crime reduction, inter-agency collaboration, and accountability to the taxpayer.This is a great opportunity to work with a highly experienced team of professionals dedicated to providing the safest parks in Missouri!Positions will work a semi-set shift determined by the department, but candidate will need to be flexible based on staffing needs and special events like the Springfield Lasers Tennis Team season, Turkey Trot, & Harvest Fest ...just to name a few.Benefits include:Generous paid leavePaid pension retirementPaid health insuranceand MUCH MORE!Click here.About the Springfield-Greene County Park BoardThe Springfield-Greene County Park Board strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events, and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social, and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike. The Park Board system includes 105 parks sites, ranging from neighborhood playgrounds to multi-use recreational facilities to trails and natural resource areas. The Park Board is proud to be fully accredited, ranking among the top 2 percent of parks and recreation agencies in the country, as well as a recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association's Gold Medal Award and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.You may learn more about our department at http://www.parkboard.org.Qualifications and RequirementsExperience, Education, and Training:Must be a high school graduate or have G.E.D., 21 years of age, a United States Citizen and a resident of the State of Missouri;ANDMust possess a Missouri P.O.S.T. Class A certification (650 hours or equivalent) or Class B certification (470 hours or equivalent);ANDTwo years of law enforcement experience;ANDMust be current in P.O.S.T continuing education requirements up to prior calendar year.PREFERREDCollege degree in related field, and may substitute for some of the required experience.Licensing/Certification:MO P.O.S.T. Class A or B certification;Must pass state exam and maintain P.O.S.T. requirements;Possess a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator's License;Possess or ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within six (6) months of hire date.Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive and in-depth background investigation, including a credit check. Must successfully pass post offer exams including: polygraph, medical exam and psychological evaluation. Possess no felony convictions; possess no more than one (1) DWI conviction and no DWI conviction in past three (3) years. Subject to emergency call in. Position is subject to working a variety of shifts including weekends and holidays due to 24-hour/7 days a week departmental operation.FunctionsFor more information on essential functions and other requirements, please see the Park Ranger job description.Other RequirementsEqual Opportunity Employer/Disability and VetIndividuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment. Pre-employment drug testing is required.All interested candidates MUST complete the City of Springfield on-line application in its entirety. The candidate profile must include all employment history with accurate and complete information prior to submission. Resumes alone will not be accepted as the application, but they may be submitted as supplemental documentation.NOTICE OF EXAM: The eligible list established as a result of this posting will be used for this job classification for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. The list will be used to fill multiple vacancies. INDIVIDUALS MUST APPLY NOW IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE OPENINGS IN THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION. PERSONS INTERESTED IN FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES MUST TEST NOW AND IF ELIGIBLE MAY HAVE THEIR NAME WITHHELD FROM CERTIFICATION UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THEY ARE INTERESTED. This position will be open until filled. Applications received by February 6, 2023 are guaranteed review.

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