Chief Park Ranger

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jul 10, 2020
Forestry Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $91,329.12 - $111,018.96 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.
This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:

7/30/20, 8/13/20 (final cut-off)


The Chief Park Ranger is a designated peace officer and is primarily responsible for assisting with division wide administrative and technical field duties; providing information on ranger/park activities to other departments, agencies, the media and the public; and serves as the liaison to stakeholders, committees, and interest groups. Incumbents in this class exercise direct and indirect supervision over lower level supervisory, technical, operational, and/or clerical staff.

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Principles and practices of management and organizational theory, including planning, organizational design, business finance, business development, project management, and organizational effectiveness
  • Principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training
  • Principles and practices of law enforcement
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to park administration and law enforcement
  • Economic, social, and environmental conditions and their impact on park resources and operations
  • Principles of natural resource management and projection
  • Information and presentation techniques to plan and review interpretive programs on historical, cultural and natural features of a park
  • Principles of customer service
  • Alternative funding such as grants, endowments, and corporate sponsorship
  • Proper operation of communication equipment such as two-way radios, pagers and cell phones
  • Safety procedures related to using firearms, handcuffs and batons
  • Basic first aid and CPR
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment
  • Effective techniques for speaking before groups and preparing public presentations
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Ability to
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
  • Plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of others
  • Investigate and resolve disciplinary issues
  • Deal successfully with the public
  • Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with the public, County departments, and other agencies and organizations
  • Develop, monitor and interpret budget projections, expenditures, and allocation of resources
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to park administration and law enforcement
  • Apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met
  • Provide basic first aid and CPR
  • Interpret and summarize a variety of data and information and complete comprehensive reports
  • Direct the law enforcement program for the County parks system
  • Speak in public and before groups
  • Use current technologies, tools, and equipment to achieve program goals


Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of the State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Supervisory Course;
AND

Two years of full-time, paid or volunteer experience supervising staff performing ranger activities in a public recreational park or historical area, law enforcement work, or investigative work.

Note: Completion of units from an accredited college or university in law enforcement, park and recreation administration, forestry, public recreation, criminal justice, natural resource management or a closely related field pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on the basis of 3 semester (4 quarter) units equal one month of work experience.

Note: If a period of three years has elapsed since employment as a full-time peace officer in California, successful completion of the California Basic Course Equivalency Examination administered by POST will be required before employment. The three year time period is computed from the last day of the last applicable full-time paid law enforcement employment and the date of appointment in this class.

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

General Qualifications

Criminal History and Background Checks: The County shall access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The County shall also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

License Requirement: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Certification Requirement: A valid First Aid and CPR Certificate from the American Red Cross or another agency that meets OSHA guidelines are required within twelve months of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate certificates may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Compliance with California Government Code: Each employee shall meet the minimum standards pursuant to California Government Code, Section 1031, as may be amended from time to time:
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Any permanent resident alien shall be disqualified from holding a position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. In addition, a classifiable set of fingerprints shall be furnished to the Department of Justice and to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
  • Be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. For purposes of this section, a medical examination, including psychological screening, shall be required prior to appointment.
Physical Requirements: While most work will be done in an office setting, incumbents in this class will also be required to:
  • Lift, pull, push and carry equipment and material weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance; lift heavier items with assistance.
  • Demonstrate color vision sufficient to distinguish colors in order to describe events in an accurate manner.
  • Have normal (or corrected to normal) sense of vision in order to operate a vehicle safely and perform other duties of this class.
  • Have normal (or corrected to normal) sense of hearing in order to operate communication equipment required for this class.
  • Walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • Have physical strength, agility, and stamina to use security equipment such as firearms, handcuffs and batons, and apprehend and restrain an individual.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions: While most work will be done in an office setting, incumbents in this class will also be required to:
  • Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement or very hot weather.
  • Work around dust, dirt, noise, and odors.
  • Work alone for extended periods of time.
  • Work in areas of low illumination.
  • Work in stressful situations requiring calm and rational decision making.
  • Work various shifts to provide 24-7 coverage, including nights, weekends and holidays, overtime and standby.
  • Wear and maintain a designated uniform; including department issued safety equipment such as a duty/gun belt, handcuffs, baton, etc.
  • Work on uneven terrain.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.

Application and Testing Information

APPLICATION

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
www.SacCountyJobs.net
  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.

FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Closing Date/Time: 8/13/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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