LIMITED TERM CONTRACT (Park Ranger)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Forestry Parks and Recreation Purchasing and Warehouse

Job Description

Several limited-term contract positions available with the Parks & Recreation Department, Administration Division located at 4600 East 63rd Street
Salary Range: $25.97/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Varies, rotating 10 hour shifts
Application Deadline Date: January 31, 2022


Responsibilities

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. Direct 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.


Qualifications

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. Must be eligible to obtain a class A private officer's commission (armed) as issued by the KCMO Police Department Board of Police Commissioners. Must meet one or more of the following three 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. Ten years' continuous experience as an armed private security officer in good standing. Preference given to those who have a background in park police and/or park security patrol, have parks and recreation experience, have a degree in a parks and recreation related field or a natural science and can exhibit a strong general knowledge of the natural environment.


Other Information

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May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

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The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

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The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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