Limited-term contract position available with the Parks & Recreation Department, Administration Division located at 4600 E. 63rd St.
Salary Range: $35.00/hourly
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., on-call weekends may be required
Application Deadline Date: January 31, 2022
Manages Park Ranger staff including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and monitoring all full-time and part-time rangers and volunteers for watch programs. Acts as a liaison officer between and Park Board and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Monitors and disseminates relevant park-related threat information, law enforcement data and other intelligence. Actively participates in community safety initiatives, particularly those involving gangs, graffiti, vandalism, etc. Issues citations, obtains evidence and testifies in court as necessary. Detects safety risks and hazards to users and employees and devises corrective measures. Establishes unit emergency response procedures and responds to emergencies related to accidents, injuries, or threats to control the facility. Serves as a commissioned and recreation enforcement officer and may assist conservation officers or other law enforcement officers on division administered property. Maintains inventory on equipment, supplies, and materials, including requisitioning supplies and materials as needed. Directs the maintenance and care of assigned equipment and instructs subordinates in the proper use of such equipment. Schedules work assignments, sets priorities, and directing work of subordinate employees. Identifies staff development and training needs. Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes work correspondence. Oversees the development and execution of interpretive and educational programs. Compiles evaluation reports and makes recommendations on specific problems related to visitor use and safety. Plans, develops, coordinates, and directs programs related to visitor services and resource management, such as search and rescue, recreation, managed hunting, trespass and traffic control, soil erosion control, and protection. Leads studies concerning visitors' services and uses to assess the impact of visitors on both developed and undeveloped areas. Reviews proposals that may have an impact on park resources and prepares or coordinates the preparation of environmental assessments or environmental impact statements. Safety and security work involves safeguarding parks, trails, boulevards and buildings through regular patrol and inspections. Interacts with park patrons along trails and in parks. Conducts security audits and inspections including CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) and establishes plans and procedures to minimize safety hazards. Inspect work of subordinates, including reports, records, and patrol logs. Reacts emergency situations calmly and quickly.
REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, education or one of the natural sciences or a related field, possession of certificate of completion of a recognized police academy at the federal, state, or local level, and a minimum of 10 years of experience as a fully commissioned police officer or as a corporate security supervisor OR an equivalent combination of qualifying experience and education. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination. Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a special police commission as issued by the Kansas City Police Department (must obtain within 6 months).
URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
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 evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.
For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.
For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.
Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.
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All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.
The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.
POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
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.
Kansas City, Missouri