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Date:  Apr 1, 2021
Req ID:  5985

West Fork, AR, US, 72774

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,155

Position Number: [[22125439]] 
County: [[Washington]] 
Posting End Date: [[04/18/2021]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: [[$36,155]] 

[[Devil's Den State Park]] 

Park Ranger II                                       

Position #:     22125439

Salary:           $36,155

Grade:          GS06

Requisition:    5985

Location:       Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork, AR


Closing date:  04/18/2021


This position is the chief law enforcement person in the park and is responsible for ensuring the safety of park visitors and protecting the resources of the park by obtaining voluntary compliance with laws and park regulations.  Duties include supervising security personnel, overseeing search operations, administering basic first aid, patrolling for possible thefts, illegal hunting, cutting of trees, vandalism or other violations, and preparing the necessary accident/incident reports as required.  The Park Ranger assists in the management and operations of the park and is subject to 24-hour call.  Must be able to traverse rough terrain and work in inclement weather.


Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.  Housing and utilities are provided.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications:  the formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, parks and recreation management, or a related field, plus one year of experience as a park ranger or law enforcement officer, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.  Must be able to complete the Arkansas law enforcement certification training as established by Act 452 of 1975, within one year of employment.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.


Apply online: https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/



The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: T056C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Park Ranger is responsible for assisting supervisors in the administration, law enforcement, visitor services, development, and maintenance of a state park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Patrols park by foot, bicycle, or automobile, monitoring activities, investigating accidents and incidents, issuing citations or making arrests, controlling crowds, directing traffic, securing facilities, checking for safety hazards and repair needs, and assisting park visitors. Registers park visitors and assigns them to appropriate use areas; collects and accounts for fees, answers questions, and explains park policies and regulations. Maintains records of park activities, including accident/incident reports, lost and found reports, visitor reports, vehicle use reports, and a variety of other reports, as required. Leads or participates in search and rescue efforts, which may involve rescuing stranded climbers or boaters and administering emergency first aid to victims of accidents or illness. Supervises and works with other park personnel on development, construction, maintenance, and repair of park structures and facilities. May train parks personnel in security measures, search and rescue techniques, and other topics as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.


May be exposed to personal injury in the performance of duties. Required to carry a firearm.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of law enforcement methods and techniques. Knowledge of geography, points of interest, and principal recreation areas of State. Knowledge of methods of protecting, operating, and maintaining a State park unit. Knowledge of policies, procedures, and rules of State Parks and Recreation Commission. Knowledge of constitutional laws, and laws of arrest and evidence, traffic and foot patrol, self-defense skills, principles of violator contact, fire prevention and suppression methods and equipment. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities of others. Ability to conduct investigations and enforce public safety laws and regulations. Ability to handle weapons, exercise self-defense, and administer first aid. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information, reports, and documents.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in park management, outdoor recreation, criminal justice, criminology, or related field, plus completion of A.L.E.T.A. (Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy); plus one year of experience in a natural resources field. Must possess valid driver's license and have completed the Arkansas law enforcement certification training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. OR Two years of college and 300 hours of specialized training in law enforcement; plus two years of experience in a natural resources field, and the completion of A.L.E.T.A (Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy). Must possess valid driver's license and have completed the Arkansas law enforcement certification training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville