Applying To: Park Ranger (Armed)
Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
- Minimum: $31,460.00
- Maximum: $43,654.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position protect assets and maintain order at city parks, recreation centers and forest facilities. Duties include: patrolling and responding to disturbances, alarms and vehicle breakdowns; investigating offenses and suspicious conditions, enforcing traffic and parking regulations and preparing reports. Work involves shift, weekend, holiday and mandatory overtime assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Park Ranger
A high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate; plus two years of law enforcement experience. OR, two years of Armed Security Guard experience. OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Graduation from a recognized law enforcement training program may substitute for six months of work experience.
AGE: Applicants MUST have passed their 21st birth date at the time of filing the Employment Application.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing the application. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application.
City of St. Louis Armed Private Security Officer License or Armed Metropolitan License must be obtained within 90 days of appointment.
Proof of education/training, driver’s license, and/or Form DD214 (if applicable) must be provided upon request.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs.
When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.
MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a Drug Screen Test, Physical Examination and successfully complete a Psychological Examination as part of the Medical examination procedure. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests without advance notice as a condition of their employment.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
- Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
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