Police Officer (Academy Graduate)

Castro Valley, CA
East Bay Regional Park District

$8,209.07 – $10,476.27 Monthly

The Position

The East Bay Regional Park District’s Police Department serves over 25 million annual visitors. Our area of patrol includes 73 different parks over a 1,750 square mile area covering all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. We are a full service POST-recognized law enforcement agency with 71 sworn officers. Our department includes a variety of units and patrol opportunities such as Air Support, Marine, Equestrian, K-9, Special Enforcement (including off-road vehicles), Investigations, and a 24-hour per day 9-1-1 Communications Center. Looking to start your career in an organization that values your work and professional development endeavors? Apply to join the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department today!

Essential Functions

  • Provides uniformed patrol by automobile, 4-wheel drive, ATV, motorcycle, boat, helicopter, horseback or on foot;
  • Provides information to the public regarding park lands and facilities;
  • Assists park visitors and other park employees;
  • Contacts citizens and employees regarding any matter concerning public safety and welfare;
  • Answers radio calls and self-initiates all types of police services;
  • Investigates traffic accidents and takes injury reports;
  • Enforces all laws and ordinances, issuing warnings and citations, making arrests when necessary;
  • Investigates criminal offenses;
  • Writes detailed and accurate reports;
  • Prepares cases for court and testifies as necessary;
  • Performs rescue work and administers first aid when needed; reports fires and provides traffic and crowd control;
  • Works days, nights or holidays, and in adverse weather conditions;
  • Performs any other duties necessary and required for the safety and protection of the citizens and employees within the Regional Parks and other assigned patrol areas.

Minimum Qualifications

POST: Must meet current Peace Officer Selection Standards as set by the California Commission on POST; and

Certification: Academy Graduate applicants must possess a valid State of California Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Basic Academy Certificate; and

Citizenship: Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, or, a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship within 3 years from date of employment; and

Age: Must be at least 21 years of age; and

Education: High School graduation or passage of General Education Development Test (GED), and successful completion of at least 24 semester or 36 quarter units of college level courses. For purposes of this requirement, credit will be given for units recognized by POST in the completion of a Basic POST training course through an accredited institution or agency; and

Experience: An Academy Graduate applicant (must meet one of the following standards):

  • Standard 1b: Must have completed all the required courses and graduated from a State of California Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Basic Law Enforcement Academy within three (3) years of application; or
  • Standard 2b: Has completed the POST Requalification Course within three (3) years of application.

License: Must possess a valid California driver’s license at initial and continued employment in this classification.