Park Ranger

Full Time
Tulsa, OK
$40,000 a year
Posted 5 days ago
Job description

Recruitment #220722-P20A-15 Department Tourism and Recreation Department
County Location Tulsa OK

Date Opened 7/20/2022 08:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 8/3/2022 11:59:00 PM
Salary $40,000/ANNUALLY
Full or Part Time Full-Time


Park Ranger I

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department’s (OTRD) mission is to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural amenities. OTRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OTRD is seeking a full-time Park Ranger I for Keystone State Park in Tulsa County, OK. OTRD provides matching contributions to employees’ retirement plans, 11 holidays, and 15 days of annual and sick leave a year. OTRD also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is $40,000.

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving patrolling park/resort grounds and property and the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations within the assigned area of responsibility. This includes ensuring the safety and welfare of park/resort visitors and assigned staff.

  • The functions within this job family will vary by level but may include the following: Patrols assigned areas within a state park/resort; provides security and protection for property, visitors, and staff.
  • Aids visitors as needed; assures compliance with established laws, rules, and regulations; collects fees for camping and other activities.
  • Conducts investigations; makes arrests and seizes property or contraband; prepares reports and forms.
  • Represents the agency in court during legal proceedings; provides testimony or presents evidence as required; assists other law enforcement agencies and officials as needed.
  • Develops policies and procedures related to park ranger duties and responsibilities; provides training and supervision to assigned staff.
  • Develops park ranger budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Renders first aid to injured patrons.
  • Informs visitors of the ecological and cultural heritage of Oklahoma.

This is the basic level where incumbents primarily perform entry-level duties in a training status to build their skills in providing security and protection in a state park or resort and aiding visitors using the park/resort facilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of safety and security techniques; first aid; public relations; report writing, and the ecological and cultural heritage of Oklahoma. Ability is required to interpret and apply provisions of state motor vehicle laws, criminal laws, and other statutes; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to enforce applicable laws, regulations, and park rules; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of sixty semester hours from an accredited college or university, or a seasonal ranger and two years experience as a park ranger; or two years experience as a law enforcement patrol officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license at the time of appointment; be willing to work irregular hours under any conditions; be in sound physical and psychological condition as evidenced through the Department of Tourism and Recreation screening process. Complete certification as a peace officer as defined in Title 70, Section 3311(F) O.S. 1981, within one year from date of employment; in good standing with the agency and successfully pass a rigid character and background investigation.

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