DCNR RANGER TRAINEE (EXAM)

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Employer
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location
PA, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
2312769252
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
DCNR RANGER TRAINEE (EXAM)

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DCNR RANGER TRAINEE (EXAM)

Salary

$18.98 Hourly

Location

Test Center, PA

Job Type

CIVIL SERVICE WRITTEN EXAM FOR FUTURE VACANCIES

Department

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Job Number

CS-20201647-74745

+ Description

+ Benefits

+ Questions

THE POSITION

Do you love the great outdoors? How would you like to work in a state park or forest district? Join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) as a seasonal DCNR Ranger Trainee!

+ Full-time seasonal employment

+ Must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment

+ Must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid

+ Must possess a valid certificate or its equivalent in first aid and adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as provided by the PA Department of Health for professional rescuers or health care professionals at the time of the interview.

+ Participate in structured and informal training to learn to provide visitor services, educational programs and information, and to enforce rules and Commonwealth law

+ Accompany supervisors and other rangers on patrol, assisting in providing visitor and law enforcement services, and assisting in preparing written reports

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Imagine working in the unmatched beauty of Pennsylvania's state parks and forests! DCNR Ranger Trainees learn to provide visitor services, educational programs, and information, as well as enforce rules and Commonwealth laws. They accompany supervisors and other rangers on patrol, and provide visitor and law enforcement services.

This is a great opportunity to receive hands-on training that can lead to future promotional opportunities as a seasonal or permanent DCNR Ranger - apply today!

View transcript of video. (https://www.employment.pa.gov/spotlights/Documents/Video-Transcript-DCNR-Ranger.pdf)

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

+ Must meetPA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) - For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelink (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency.

+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Completion of 15 credits in natural or environmental sciences, natural resource management, park management, outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental education, ecology, wildlife management, or related natural resource or recreation courses.

+ You must upload a copy of your college transcript(s).

+ NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid Class C driver's license

+ CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of employment

+ Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ยง7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

IMPORTANT: To schedule this examination, you must first apply to this posting. If you meet eligibility requirements, you will be sent an email notification (separate from the application received notification) regarding how to schedule the exam at a test center.

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS: IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A TESTING ACCOMMODATION, AREQUEST FOR TESTING ACCOMMODATION (http://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Documents/test-accommodation-request.pdf) FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO SCHEDULING YOUR EXAMINATION.

PLEASE NOTE: To apply for a specific vacancy for this title, you must first pass the examination and receive your score. Once you have obtained a score, you will receive email notifications of vacancies for this job title. You must apply to each vacancy for which you are interested. If you apply to a vacancy posting prior to receiving a score, you will be deemed ineligible and directed to apply to this examination posting.

The written exam includes a 2 hour maximum multiple choice exam consisting of the following subject areas:

Test Subject Areas- Number of Questions

Natural Resources/Sciences- 30

Outdoor Recreation and Education - 15

Interpersonal Relationships - 25

Judgment and Problem Solving - 10

Reading and Comprehension -10

Written Communication and Reports -15

Total Questions -105

+ Email notice of exam results provided

+ May retest 6 months after date of last exam

+ Only most recent exam score is counted

Internet: https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx

Health & Wellness

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Work/Life Balance

We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it!

For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions.

Career Development

We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

Other Rewards

Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.

01

Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the following questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility or to determine your score.If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the question below.

+ Yes

02

Have you completed a minimum of 15 college level credits in natural or environmental sciences, natural resource management, park management, outdoor recreation, forestry, environmental education, ecology, wildlife management or a related natural science or recreation course?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.

If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ Yes

+ No

03

If you answered 'Yes' to the above question, please list your qualifying completed courses in the space below. If you answered 'No', please type N/A in the box below.

04

Do you possess a current driver's license which is not under suspension?

+ Yes

+ No

05

If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, please provide the issuing state and license number. If you answered 'No', please type N/A in the text box below.

Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov

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