Park Patrol Officer: SF Parks & Rec

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Listed in Parks & Recreation, Wildlife & Conservation

  • San Francisco, CA
Company Description:
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100-acre system includes 28 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts and Lake Merced.
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The 8208 Park Patrol Officer is the entry-level class of the series that is responsible for providing public safety, park information and protecting properties of the Recreation and Park Department.

Under general supervision, 8208 Park Patrol Officers patrol assigned areas on foot, by bicycle, truck, and patrol car in connection with preventing damage, destruction or theft to park and recreation grounds and facilities; and performs other duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: following published general orders and established procedures in carrying out patrol assignments; making contacts with the general public in connection with the enforcement of Park codes, Health and Safety codes, Municipal police codes and other applicable laws and regulations; preparing and completing departmental routine reports on daily patrol activities.

The essential functions of this class may include: inspecting buildings to assure they are properly secured; checking equipment (e.g., alarm panels, fire alarms, electrical boxes) to see that fire hazards are not present; checking the assigned patrol area for vandalism; checking and securing/locking restrooms and other properties at night and unlock for daytime use; reporting any problems that need corrections through a computerized work order system; maintaining the security of the buildings/facilities; opening/closing facilities at prescribed times; patrolling check stations and punching clocks at various locations in area assigned; removing road obstructions, lifting and putting up barricades (20 lbs. or more) at road closures as required (Sunday, holidays and special events, flooding, fire, and other hazardous situations); patrolling assigned areas on foot, by bicycle, by ATV, by truck and/or by patrol car to protect recreation and park department areas and recreational facilities; preventing and responding to damage, destruction and theft to park and recreation grounds and facilities; following established procedures in carrying out duties; making contact with the general public in connection with the enforcement of Park codes, Health and Safety codes, Municipal police codes, and California penal codes; dealing with wildlife issues such as rescue, protection and preservation of park wildlife; enforcing the existing dog, bird, and wildlife policies; preparing and completing the department routine reports on daily patrol activities; writing a complete and accurate report when an arrest has been affected as a result of a criminal action; when necessary, acting as a public officer by apprehending or citing persons engaged in acts of vandalism, theft and other criminal activity and turning in subjects over to police department and reporting such actions to the police department; preventing and responding to improper use of recreational facilities and equipment by park users; assisting the public in locating lost children; assisting the public as an informational officer for directions around the park system and for park events information; and extinguishing small campfires, barbecue pits, trash and vehicle fires prior to the fire department’s arrival.

Minimum Qualifications
1. One (1) year of verifiable work experience as a police officer, member of a military police unit, park ranger, or other similar work; AND

2. Possession of a current California Penal Code Section 832 Powers of Arrest Certificate OR Successful completion of a basic P.O.S.T. Academy; AND

3. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

* Two (2) or more years of verifiable experience as stated above
* Current State of California security guard, baton and chemical agents (e.g., tear gas) license; and
* Possession of First Aid, CPR or First Responders certificate

Special Requirements: This classification requires considerable walking and standing, exposure to physical injury and other danger inherent in security work. Employees will be required to work any shift, weekends and holidays and be required to wear a uniform.

Medical Examination: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine their ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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