Park Police Officer
Three Rivers Park District is seeking part-time, police officers to patrol our parks, lakes and trails. If you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy alternative patrol strategies, apply today.
The role of Park Police Officer is to provide for the public’s safety and for the protection of Park District properties and natural resources, to enforce, as applicable, the Park District Ordinance and state laws, and to enhance park user experiences through assistance, information, and education.
Salary: $25.14 – $32.75 Hourly
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A balanced, dual role of preventive patrol/ordinance enforcement and positive public education/assistance, including:
Preventive patrol of boundaries, recreation facilities, trails, roads, build¬ings, and natural resources within the Park District to assure the safety and welfare of park users.
• Operates automobiles, boats, snowmobiles, ATV's, bicycles, and other types of equipment, as required.
Enforcement of Park District Ordinance, state statutes (including fish and game laws), and special regulations, as appropriate.
• Receives and responds to complaints of park users. Prepares reports and testifies at court hearings, as appropriate.
• Investigates violations occurring within the boundaries of the Park District properties.
• Provides mutual aid and assistance to other law enforcement agencies, as requested.
Provision of general assistance, information, and education to the public regarding proper use of the parks and their regulations, programs, services, and facilities.
• Performs a variety of public relations functions including group presenta¬tions and outreach programs.
• Establishes and maintains cooperative and cordial relations.
Responds to a wide variety of emergency situations such as weather, medical, and rescue operations and initiates appropriate actions as specified in the Park District Emergency Preparedness Plan.
• Administers first aid treat¬ment as situations require.
STARTING WAGE: The starting wage for this position is $25.14 per hour. Candidates with previous law enforcement experience may start at a higher rate, up to $32.75/hour, depending on qualifications and experience.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Must be licensed as a Peace Officer or eligible to be licensed as a Peace Officer in the state of Minnesota.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and legal documents such as laws and regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, supervisors, employees, outside agencies, park guests and the general public. Ability to communicate and speak effectively, articulately and clearly. Ability to communicate effectively in a bilingual/multilingual environment, English/Spanish, English/Hmong or English/Russian communication skills preferred.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, and adopt effective course of action. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to take initiative and exercise good judgment as situations require.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Licensed as a Peace Officer or eligible to be licensed as a Peace Officer in the state of Minnesota. Valid Class D Minnesota Driver's License.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of personal computers including internet access and word processing. Ability to competently handle all assigned firearms and qualify at required standards, and the ability to effectively learn use of self?defense equipment as well as methods of self?defense. Ability to operate motorized vehicles (cars, trucks, snowmobiles, and ATV's) at high speed under a variety of climatic conditions, both on road and off road. Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with colleagues, the general public, and other Park District employees.