Job Opportunity: Natural Resource Officer (Park Ranger) – Position #231025 – Closes 4/1/2016

This unclassified, full-time position is located at Crawford State Park, Parks Division; and is directly supervised by Dave Goble, State Park Manager I.

The incumbent administers and participates in law enforcement activities in assigned state park areas;
enforces license and permit requirements; detects violations, make arrests, collects evidence, prepares cases,
and testifies, as required–must be a credible witness in court; coordinates and conducts property and facility
inspections; develops, coordinates and maintains a public relations program; represents the department
through public speaking, constituent contacts, media contacts, and educational program participation; plans,
assigns, reviews, and schedules work performance of park staff responsible for safety, construction,
maintenance, land management, development, permit sales, and public relations, as assigned by supervisor;
prepares and submits budget and cost estimates; conduct studies and surveys; recommends and participates
in training development; and coordinates and actively participates in all aspects of park maintenance.

BENEFITS: Salary beginning at $19.16/hr; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick and vacation leave.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree, preferred in park or natural resource management or other

related degrees as determined by the Department. Experience may be substituted for education as determined
relevant by the agency. The successful candidate must pass a background check and must be a credible
witness in court.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This class requires the employee to be certified as a law
enforcement officer by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission. Certification must be obtained
before the employee is given permanent status. The employee must complete a basic law enforcement training
program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and annual training as required by
K.S.A. 74-5607a.

This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties; therefore, to be eligible for appointment to
a position in this class, candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence
crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C.§ 992 (g) (8) and (9).To be eligible for certification in the state of Kansas, one
must also be free of any diversions from a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth by the
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act.

Candidates for positions in this class must have the following: be a U.S. citizen; be 21 years of age at the time
of appointment; free of conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state
prison; and be required to pass a physical exam administered by the hiring agency.
This class requires that at the time of appointment the selected candidate must take and pass a drug screening
test approved by the Division of Personnel Services.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants must register with the State of Kansas by completing the personal
information registration form to obtain their State of Kansas Applicant ID Number. This form may be completed
online at Qualified applicants may apply by submitting ALL of the
following items:

1) a letter of interest, which includes your State of Kansas ID Number;
2) a detailed resume, including a valid email address;
3) transcript material (copies of official transcripts or unofficial student copies are acceptable as long as degree
is conferred);
4) KDWPT employment application located at
5) an authorization to release information form** located at and,

**Please note, this form must either be witnessed and signed by a Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks
and Tourism employee or signed in front of and notarized by a notary public. We reserve the right to
conduct a background check on all qualified applicants.

6) Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.

Application materials should be sent to or may be sent to Human
Resources Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Avenue, Pratt KS 67124,
phone number 620-672-5911. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application
packet must be submitted for each position. We no longer make copies of previous applications.
Submitted application materials will be reviewed in Pratt to assure that the position minimum requirements are
met, and those meeting the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the respective division for interview

Applicants are notified whether or not they are selected to interview. The interview is generally a one-time,
panel interview consisting of position-specific questions for all applicants (same questions for each applicant),
with the selection being made after all candidate interviews are completed.

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a
“veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the position.
The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified
candidate as determined by the appointing authority. Additional VPE information can be found at Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time
must mail a copy of your DD-214 to the Office of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N, Topeka
KS 66612, or FAX to 785/291-3715.


The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the
employment process–individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if
reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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