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Part-Time Park Ranger
Title:Part-Time Park Ranger
Department:Police Department
Location:One Police Memorial Drive
***DEADLINE TO APPLY APRIL 26, 2013 BY 4:00 P.M. EST.****

City of Covington

Job Description
Job Title: Park Ranger - Part-Time
Department: Police
Reports To: Chief of Police
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: $18.00/Hourly
Prepared By: Jo Ann Simpson
Prepared Date: 02/26/03
Approved By: O-50-03
Approved Date: 07/22/03

Enforces City Ordinances, regulations, and policies in Devou Park by performing the following duties.
Provides professional law enforcement protection and service.  Patrol areas in cruiser and on foot.  Hours are varied and will include week-ends and holidays.
Maintains good public relations and service to park visitors.  Provides information to park visitors, answers questions, gives directions, and provides assistance.  Exercises good communication skills to assist in handling violators and general public.
Enforces park rules and regulations, City Ordinances, and by-laws.  Responds to reports of criminal activity and reacts appropriately, consistent with standard law enforcement practice, maintain security and public safety.
Responds to fire alarms and provides support to firefighters.  Responds to medical emergencies and calls for appropriate medical personnel.  Responds to traffic accidents, conducts investigations and completes accident reports.
Completes police reports to accurately and completely reflect incident including witnesses, suspects, statements, evidence and other documentation.
Provides testimony in courts of law, and provides assistance and support to prosecutors in preparing cases.
Maintains security of park building and facilities.  Conducts security checks, alarm checks, secures gates and doors, and identifies situations and appropriately responds in accordance with generally accepted law enforcement practice.
Directs and controls traffic flow.
Maintains current working knowledge of law enforcement practice and methods.  Attends required trainings to update knowledge and skills.
May be assigned additional responsibilities to meet department needs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Knowledge of law enforcement; federal, state and park laws and regulations relating to law enforcement; criminal procedures; general law enforcement safety practices; general park functions and services.
Ability to work in all kinds of weather conditions; maintain calm and professional demeanor under pressure; think clearly and reasonably during emergency situations; communicate effectively with all types of persons; keep calm under pressure; exercise sound judgment in dealing with a variety of situations and incidences; react appropriately in life threatening situations; maintain confidentiality of confidential or sensitive subject matter; recognize unusual, threatening or emergency situations and take appropriate action within standard police procedure; work with, and back up fellow officers; demonstrate good observation skills; react with sound judgment and courage.
Skill in verbal communications; public relations; operation of motor vehicle at safe speeds for quick response; use of law enforcement equipment.

An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Ability to meet or exceed fitness standards, and pass psychological and polygraph examinations.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Valid Operator’s License.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exposure to all weather conditions when on patrol.  Has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons, with constant potential exposure to injury or life threatening situations typical of law enforcement.
The employee must work with or in the vicinity of unpleasant situations including physical and verbal attack, fire, human blood, and other potentially infectious materials or hazards, utilizing prescribed safety and health precautions.  Rangers are occasionally exposed to tragedies, including injury and death of others.
 ***The City of Covington fully and actively supports equal opportunity employment for qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.***
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