• State of Nevada
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  • Crystal Bay, NV
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  • 20 Crystal Peak Rd

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- Big Bend State Recreation Area


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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur

in this geographical location.

Department: Conservation and Natural Resources

Division: State Parks

Location: Laughlin

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 36653

Open to all qualified persons.



Close Date:





Phone: (702)###-####

Email: ...@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted

for another 13 Days 22 Hrs 17 Mins

The Position

Park Rangers (Commissioned) participate in operations, law enforcement, resource management, interpretation and maintenance activities at an assigned State park.

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

This position is located at Big Bend State Recreation Area, a popular, water-based recreation site located 5 miles south of Laughlin, Nevada. Typical activities are boating, jet skiing, fishing and camping. Big Bend has a typical Mojave Desert climate with very hot summers and mild winters. Park Rangers assist in overall park management and in larger parks are typically responsible for specific areas of management such as fee collection, seasonal employee supervision, visitor center oversight, resource management or Law Enforcement. Nevada State Park Rangers are generalists. Typical duties include: clean and maintain park buildings/grounds; gathering visitor information/statistics; collecting and accounting for fees; responding to visitor inquiries; preparing reports; and handling correspondence. Incumbents prepare and present interpretive programs, prepare special use agreements and monitor commercial filming and wedding activities.

At Big Bend of the Colorado, intensive spring and fall visitation require extended periods of fast paced work. The schedule will vary by season. This position will be required to work various hours and shifts including holidays and weekends. Commissioned Position information: As a state park peace officer, incumbents write citations, handle accidents and incidents, resolve disputes, keep peace, and respond to emergency situations as required.

Nevada POST Law Enforcement Academy training will be provided. Housing is not provided at this location.

Advancement Opportunities:

Incumbents have the opportunity to progress to a Park Ranger II after one year upon meeting the minimum qualifications and with the approval of the appointing authority. Park Ranger positions provide qualifying experience for advancement to the Park Supervisor series.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or minor in park management, outdoor recreation management, ecology, forestry, biology, agriculture, education, natural or environmental sciences, horticulture, history/folklore, wildlife management, museum management, park interpretation, business or public administration or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR two years of experience which provided experience in organizing, overseeing and performing park maintenance, interpretive programming, visitor services, and resource management duties.

Special Notes

Applicants must meet current Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.

Candidates may be required to submit to a background check and physical agility examination prior to appointment.

Incumbents must complete a P.O.S.T. academy within 18 months of appointment.

The physical agility exam consists of: a) Vertical jump of no less than 14 inches; b) The Illinois Agility Run in 19.5 seconds or less; c) complete not less than 30 sit-ups in 1 minute; d) complete not less than 23 consecutive push-ups; e) 300 meter run in 68 seconds or less; f) 1.5 mile run/walk in 16 minutes and 57 seconds or less; g) lift and carry a 70-90 pound bag of cement/sand from the ground and carry 10 feet to tailgate of a standard pick-up truck and then return, repeated three times; h) 100 yard swim in 5 minutes.

Special Requirements

Positions are subject to call back and must work various hours and/or shifts.

Positions require statewide travel.

Positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. The cost of fingerprinting is covered by the applicant.

As part of the selection process, the Division of State Parks requires; a) Physical agility exam; b) Comprehensive background investigation which will include a urinalysis, polygraph and a psychological examination; c) Physical examination. This cost will be covered by the hiring agency.

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

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