ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Patrols assigned park and public recreation areas on foot and/or in a vehicle; observe activity and determines if correction or intervention is required.
- Responds to calls for services from the City’s 311 Customer Service Center, Police Department Dispatch and the Special Events Section within the Department of Parks and Recreation.
- Utilizes portable devices such as a mobile personal computer, two-way radio and cellular phone to maintain daily activity logs and reports, and to respond to calls from dispatch.
- Enforces rules, regulations, codes and ordinances related to park, parkway, bicycle trails or public recreation facility use; writes and issues citations to violators.
- Provides information to the public about park use and permit requirements, resolves customer and/or park use disputes.
- Inspects public park/recreation areas for safety hazards, damage to grounds, equipment and/or facilities. Writes report of findings and provides to the appropriate city department for action.
- Writes training procedures, trains and provides lead guidance and direction to Park Safety Ranger Assistant staff.
- Provides direction to non-career or other staff during permitted park events.
- Conducts investigations, writes incident and arrest reports, compiles and tabulates data, and provides reports to the Park Safety Ranger Supervisor, Recreation Superintendent, or the Special Events section.
- Conducts or assists Police Officers with criminal investigations and area searches.
- Collects and documents evidence, books evidence independently or in conjunction with a Police Officer.
- Interviews and locates witnesses, apprehend suspects on foot, detain and/or arrest suspects until suspect can be transported by the Police Department.
- Utilizes physical restraints such as handcuffs, oleoresin capsaicin (less-lethal spray super irritant), pepper ball (a launched less-lethal super powder irritant), or baton, when deemed necessary.
- Testify in court.
- Administers Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/first aid.
- Attends community and departmental staff meetings.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
- Public park, parkway, bicycle and public recreation facility locations.
- Laws, regulations, codes and ordinances pertaining to public park, parkway, bicycle trail and public recreation facility use.
- Evidence collection and documentation techniques.
- State of California vehicle code.
- California state codes and regulations.
- CPR and first aid techniques.
- Departmental procedures and processes.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
- Writing reports, citations and procedures.
- Operating a computer, two-way radio, cellular phone or other personal communication devices.
- Proper use of issued personal safety equipment.
- Driving an authorized emergency vehicle safely in all weather conditions.
- Administering CPR/first aid.
- Training/providing guidance to others.
- Effectively and tactfully communicate with people of all socio-economic levels under stressful or non-stressful circumstances.
- Utilize sound judgment.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with city police officers, and other law enforcement/non-law enforcement staff, within and outside of the city.
- Observe and assess situations and determine the appropriate course of action.
- Interpret laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.
- Recall and record pertinent details, write accurate and concise reports and procedures.
- Apprehend suspects on foot; detain/arrest suspects.
- Read and interpret maps.
- Safeguard assigned personal safety equipment.
Possession of an Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major coursework in park administration, recreation administration, natural resource management, criminal justice, or a closely related field may substitute for one year required experience.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job #002061-20-YPCE-1 on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.