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State of Michigan Park and Recreation Ranger 6-E8 (Baldwin Field Office) in Baldwin, Michigan

Park and Recreation Ranger 6-E8 (Baldwin Field Office)

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Park and Recreation Ranger 6-E8 (Baldwin Field Office)

Salary

$19.78 - $27.81 Hourly

Location

Baldwin, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time

Job Number

7501-24-PARK-212

Department

Natural Resources

Opening Date

07/10/2024

Closing Date

7/24/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit

MICHIGAN STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (MSEA)

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Job Description

This position participates in the day to day work activities of the unit with regard to the operations of Parks and Recreation Division administered facilities. The employee shall assist the Unit Supervisor/Lead Ranger in various administrative tasks as delegated with minimal supervision. The employee shall perform various types of operational and maintenance duties consistent with the operation of Parks and Recreation Division administered facilities. This position will train and provide guidance to staff, maintain grounds, infrastructure and equipment, and perform other duties as assigned. The employee shall regard their personal safety, as well as the safety of co-workers and the public, as their personal responsibility.

Position Description (https://MCSC.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/CommissionedRangerCDLPD2024BaldwinFO.pdf)

This position requires that the employee is able to obtain and hold a DNR Law Enforcement Commission.

As a requirement for this position, attendance at the Parks and Recreation Division Law Enforcement Academy and Ranger Operations Academy is required. These are two separate trainings typically totaling 12 weeks with courses intended to increase your physical ability to handle incidents, increase your knowledge of Parks & Recreation Rules as well as park operations. In addition to attending the Academies, the possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required. An employee will have 6 months from time of hire to successfully obtain and hold a CDL license if they do not possess a CDL upon hire. To meet federal training guidelines for CDL holders, attendance at a 3-4-week truck driving school is required. These trainings may require overnight stays in/at a learning facility.

In order to be eligible for a Commissioned Park and Recreation position, you must:

  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination conducted by a health care provider designated by the Parks and Recreation Division.

  • Successfully pass the Parks and Recreation Division Law Academy.

  • Be at least 21 years of age before graduation from the Parks and Recreation Law Academy.

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a Michigan driver’s license.

  • Possess a driving record free of suspension or revocation for two years prior to attendance of the Parks and Recreation Division Law Academy.

  • Possess a driving record free of any moving violations for two years prior to attendance of the Parks and Recreation Division Law Academy.

  • Possess a clean criminal record absent of any felony convictions or high court misdemeanors.

Michigan DNR Commissioned Park and Recreation Ranger Law Physical Requirements (https://MCSC.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/MichiganDNRCommissionedParkandRecreationRangerLawPhysicalrequirements.pdf)

Required Education and Experience

Education

Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.

Experience

Park and Recreation Ranger 6

No specific type or amount is required.

Park and Recreation Ranger 7

One year of experience in a park or recreation setting, or in the construction trades.

Park and Recreation Ranger E8

Two years of park and recreation experience, including one year equivalent to a Park and Recreation Ranger 7.

Alternate Education and Experience

Completion of at least 8 semester (12 term) college credits in natural resources, park management or outdoor recreation may be substituted for one year of experience as a Park and Recreation Ranger-E.

Completion of at least 15 semester (22 term) college credits in natural resources, park management or outdoor recreation may be substituted for two years of experience as a Park and Recreation Ranger-E.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach resume, cover letter, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

If applicable, you must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

View the job specification at:http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ParkandRecreationRanger_12435_7.pdf

State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. The State of Michigan has been recognized as a leading U.S. employer by new graduates from 2021-2023 and a best large U.S. and state employer. Recognized on the international stage for fostering positive employee engagement, the State of Michigan is a past recipient of a North America Government Agency Employees Engagement Award.

More details on benefits for our new hires are below:

Rewarding Work:State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.

Insurance Benefits:The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available atwww.mi.gov/employeebenefits.

Retirement Programs:The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available athttp://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.

Vacation and Sick Leave:Eligible full-time employees receive between15 and 35 personal daysand13 sick daysper year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave:Eligible employees can take12 weeks of paid leaveimmediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays:Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs:Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

Military Pay Differential:Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.

Tax-Advantaged Programs:In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.

Student Loan Forgiveness:Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans.Information (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation) to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition Reduction:Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.

Professional Development:To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.

Alternative and Remote Work Schedules:Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.

Great Lakes and Great Times:Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.

Updated: 2/28/24

01

PRKRNGR - Do you possess at least an educational level typically acquired through the completion of high school?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    PRKRNGR - Please select your level of experience.

  • None

  • At least one year of experience in a park or recreation setting, or in the construction trades.

  • At least two years of park and recreation experience.

  • At least three years of park and recreation experience.

    03

    PRKRNGR - Have you completed at least 8 semester (12 term) college credits in natural resources, park management or outdoor recreation? If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    PRKRNGR - Have you completed at least 15 semester (22 term) college credits in natural resources, park management or outdoor recreation? If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Have you previously worked for or are you a current Michigan Department of Natural Resources' employee?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    Are you a current or past DNR Parks & Recreation division employee? If so in what capacity? (Check all that apply)

  • State Worker

  • Student Assistant

  • Summer Youth Employment Worker

  • Volunteer

  • Park and Recreation Ranger

  • Other

  • Not applicable

    07

    Are you currently a Park and Recreation Ranger within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Parks and Recreation Division?

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Are you currently a Commissioned Park and Recreation Ranger within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Parks & Recreation Division?

  • Yes

  • No

    09

    Do you hold a skilled trades certificate?

  • Yes

  • No

    10

    If you answered yes to the previous question, please indicate the skilled trades certification(s) you possess. If no, please type N/A.

    11

    How much experience do you have with the maintenance of boating access sites, including constructing concrete ramps and construct or repair skid piers?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    12

    How much experience do you have in maintaining park infrastructure, including the mitigation of failing plumbing and electrical systems.

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    13

    How much experience do you have with the maintenance of motorized trail systems?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    14

    How much experience do you have with the operation of wastewater facility and/or wastewater lagoon system, including: reporting and compliance with EGLE permits, water sampling, and system maintenance?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    15

    How much experience do you have with state or municipal harbor operations, including dock maintenance and boat slip rental?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    16

    How much on-the-job experience do you possess with building construction?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    17

    How much on-the-job experience do you possess with electrical systems installation and repair?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    18

    How much on-the-job experience do you possess with plumbing systems installation and repair?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    19

    How much on-the-job experience do you possess with metal welding and fabrication?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    20

    How much on-the-job experience do you possess with concrete construction?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    21

    How much experience do you have with combustion engine diagnostics and repair?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    22

    How much experience do you have with leading and coordinating maintenance or construction projects

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    23

    Please explain your experience leading and coordinating special projects, daily operations, or administrative activities. If no experience, please type N/A.

    24

    How much experience do you have using computer software (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    25

    How much experience do you have using a computerized reservation system for hotel, motel, or campground registrations?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    26

    How much experience do you have repairing and operating heavy construction equipment such as: backhoes, motor graders, excavators, dozers etc.?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    27

    How much experience do you have with handling cash, preparing daily receipts, and/or preparing deposits using standard accounting methods?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    28

    How much experience do you have in public relations, which includes providing services and/or information to the general public?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    29

    How much experience do you have with emergency response, law enforcement, or public safety?

  • No experience

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 3 years

  • 3 years or more

    30

    Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

    31

    Do you currently possess a wastewater operator license?

  • Yes

  • No

    32

    If yes, please indicate what type. If no, please type N/A

    33

    Do you currently possess a pesticide applicator license?

  • Yes

  • No

    34

    If yes, please indicate what type. If no, please type N/A.

    35

    In order to be eligible for a Commissioned Park and Recreation position, you must be at least 21 years old by completion of the Parks and Recreation Law Academy. Will you be at least 21 years old by March 1, 2025?

  • Yes

  • No

    36

    Do you currently possess a CDL class A?

  • Yes

  • No

    37

    If yes, please indicate all endorsements that you currently hold. If no, please type N/A.

    38

    QOL - Did you attach a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application? (Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.)

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

State of Michigan

Department

Natural Resources

Address

525 West Allegan

Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone

517-284-5014

Website

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/about/careers

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