Ranger/Technician – Tappan Lake Park, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Ranger/Technician – Tappan Lake Park, Full Time
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Posted on May 21, 2020

Probationary Wage Rate: $18.70
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Note: This is a law enforcement position. An Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification is required to be considered for this position.

This is a bargaining unit position and therefore is subject to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement currently in effect between the MWCD and the FOP.

Summary of Responsibilities
Promotes and ensures the safety of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) visitors through routine patrol and enforcement activities on its lands by motor vehicle and foot patrol and waters by watercraft (as certification and training allows). Spends considerable time performing public relations activities and public education, ensuring excellent service is provided to MWCD guests.  Responds to concerns, complaints and disturbances on land and water. Enforces the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code, safe boating laws, MWCD rules and regulations, as well as the Campground Rules and Regulations. Appropriately utilizes warnings, citations and arrests to enforce state laws as well as MWCD rules. Performs basic maintenance, grounds keeping and light construction tasks.  Job responsibilities would involve the operation and use of various tools and equipment. Job would also require occasional use of various materials such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaning supplies, etc.

Primary Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
Patrols MWCD property including lands and waters. Investigates incidents, complaints and accidents. Issues citations, executes bench warrants, works with various law enforcement agencies in investigative and preventative measures and enforces state laws including ORC as well as MWCD rules and regulations. Responds to water related emergencies and other emergencies as required and as certification and training allow.

Responds to concerns, complaints, and disturbances on water and land. Enforces the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code, safe boating laws, MWCD rules and regulations, as well as Campground Rules and Guidelines. Renders assistance to the public by providing information pertinent to MWCD facilities, safe boating education and points of interest in the area. Administers first aid and rescue as required. Notifies appropriate manager of any law enforcement / customer issues that require further attention. Practices standard MWCD safety procedures in performing job duties and assists other MWCD personnel as required. Notifies appropriate manager of any safety concerns realized while performing job duties.

Maintains required ranger logs, vehicle and equipment checks, supplies inventory and reports mechanical and/or safety issues to appropriate supervisor.

Performs routine maintenance on equipment i.e. change oil and filter, grease bearings, sharpen and balance mower blades properly, and replace some parts. Make simple repairs to electrical equipment such as; replacing or installing receptacles, switches, breakers, fan motors, etc. Make basic repairs to plumbing systems such as; installing or replacing spigots and valves. routine service to toilets, lavatories i.e. replacing traps, flush valves, wax rings, etc. Make routine service and maintenance to buildings and structures i.e. changing furnace filters, light bulbs, cleaning gutters, adjusting doors and door closes etc. Make routine carpentry repairs as needed such as replacing deck boards, repairing railings, constructing signs, repairing picnic tables, etc. Miscellaneous basic skills ‑ painting; understanding of the compatibility of various types of paints and reducers, semi‑skilled in the use of brush roller, and an understanding of surface preparation and application techniques. Grounds keeping ‑ familiar with proper tree trimming and felling practices. A basic understanding of proper grading and seed bed preparation.

Recording keeping; ability to perform basic record keeping, i.e. recording fuel and mileage, equipment records, etc.

Minimum and Desired Education, Experience, Skills, Licenses, and Certifications
High school graduate. Ohio Peace Officer certification is required.  Related maintenance experience required.  Experience in park operations, mechanical equipment and or skilled trade is preferred.  Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.  Some knowledge of purchasing and inventory procedures desired. Must have good communication skills and ability to work well with the public.

Other Requirements, Expectations, or Unusual Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee will be required to successfully pass a firearms qualification course as outlined by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The employee will be required to obtain or renew a CPR/first aid certification.

Apply online by June 5, 2020.

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