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Review a copy of the job bulletin for position that you're applying
The bulletin typically includes a description of the
duties of the job, the test(s) in the exam, and the scoring of each
test. Underline the key duties and key test subjects as
we've done with the Park Ranger position.
Park Ranger Bulletin
A Park Ranger provides public assistance and emergency services, including
first aid, crowd and traffic control, firefighting, and
search and rescue; patrols City parks, beaches, and other facilities to ensure park security;
interprets and enforces City regulations and Municipal and Penal Code sections regarding park use;
prepares and presents interpretive nature and environmental programs; and may provide radio
communication to ranger units.
QUALIFYING MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST: Candidates must pass a qualifying multiple choice test which may examine for knowledge of
triage criteria and emergency medical treatment; public
relations, conflict resolution, and other interpersonal
skills; reading comprehension; correct English usage; and other necessary knowledge and abilities. At the time of the multiple choice test, candidates will be required to complete a Park Ranger Training and Experience Questionnaire.
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EVALUATION OF OVERALL
QUALIFICATIONS: This evaluation will take place only for candidates who achieve
a passing score on the Qualifying Multiple Choice Test. The evaluation,
conducted by a panel of subject matter experts based on job-related criteria,
will consist of a review of the candidate's employment application, including
background and training; the information contained in the Park Ranger
Training and Experience Questionnaire; and the level of performance on the
qualifying written test.
"Evaluation of Overall Qualifications" is an interview and
accounts for 100% of your score (see "Examination Weights" below).
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PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST: Candidates will be required to pass a Qualifying Physical Ability Test designed to measure
agility, balance, strength, and endurance.
Qualifying Multiple Choice Test
. . . . . . . . . . Pass/Fail
Physical Ability Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pass/Fail
Evaluation of Overall Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . 100%