Applying To: Park Ranger (Armed)

View all jobs Apply

Department: Police Department


  • Minimum: $34,424.00
  • Maximum: $47,372.00

Position Specifications

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. A shift differential is paid for evening and night work.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Park Ranger

Minimum Qualifications

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.

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. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab 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 their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

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.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3350

October 15, 2021

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

View all jobs Apply

Was this page helpful?      

Comments are helpful!
500 character limit

Feedback is anonymous.

4 comments from people like you have helped us improve this page. Keep the feedback coming!