Police Officer (Lateral)
$8,209.07 – $10,476.27 Monthly
What You’ll Be Doing: Under general supervision, but often operating independently, you’ll serve as a peace officer and perform a wide variety of police services and public assistance. You’ll also perform related duties in accordance with the Park District’s Mission.
- 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;
Certification: Lateral applicants must possess a valid State of California Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Basic Certificate. Applicant must be able to show proof of successful completion of the California POST agency-specific field training program. Academy graduation alone (with no field experience) will not suffice for the Lateral position. If you do not meet the certification or experience requirement, you can apply for the Academy Graduate or Recruit/Attendee positions.
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: A Lateral applicant (must meet one of the following standards):
Standard 1a: Must be currently working as a police officer in a California POST agency; or
Standard 2a: Has worked in the job classification within three (3) years of application; or
Standard 3a: Has completed a POST Requalification Course within three (3) years of application; and
License: Must possess a valid California driver’s license at initial and continued employment in this classification.