How to Become a LE Ranger
The park ranger interview process occurs as positions become available. Occasionally, recruitment takes place to build a hiring roster. The interview process is a 2-4 day process.
When a park ranger position opens up, it will be placed on the state jobs website (applicant must apply there to be considered for an interview). Once on the state jobs website, sort open jobs by job title. If you find “PARK RANGER”, we have an opening and you must complete the application on this site before the closing date.
After you apply and are qualified through the Utah Job Match System, you will receive a letter notifying you to download and complete the personal history background information.
Forms to be completed after receiving letter with request to do so:
Personal History Statement
Personal History Medical Form
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You must meet these qualifications:
- U.S. Citizenship
- Hold a current/valid driver license
- Pass a background investigation
- Must pass the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) physical fitness test
Other preferences include:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Have a strong work ethic
- Enjoy working with people
- Have good moral character
Please note, there are standards that need to be met in order to qualify to be a peace officer in the state of Utah. Click here for more information.
If you successfully complete the interview, physical fitness testing and background investigation, you will be invited to the remainder of the testing process.
This testing process includes:
- Profile Test
- Medical exam/drug screening
- Psychological Evaluation
- Polygraph Test
- POST Entrance Exam
Upon completion and passing of this process, a conditional job offer may be given.
If you have questions, please call our Law Enforcement Office at 801-538-7359.