SANTA ANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
60 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92701
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Updated: June 10, 2020
Job Classification: Park Ranger (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual)
The city of Santa Ana is currently building an eligibility list for Park Ranger (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual) positions. To be considered for this position, all candidates are required to submit a department application, located here, as well as complete the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.
Salary Information: $4,718.00 - $6,322.00 MonthlyBenefits Information: For an extensive list of employee benefits, please visit https://www.santa-ana.org/hr/employee-benefits
Department Overview: The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
At the Santa Ana Police Department, our commitment to service is simple: we strive to enhance the quality of life by employing Community Oriented Policing with Traditional Policing efforts for the betterment of everyone in our community. This approach requires members of the Santa Ana Police Department to be men and women of great character with selfless compassion and empathy in service.We are looking for strong applicants who will support the mission of the Santa Ana Police Department with a lifelong commitment in service to others, focused on servant leadership.City Information: Santa Ana, Orange CountyPopulation:334,217
Under general supervision, performs guard and patrol duty on an assigned shift to safeguard persons and property in City-owned facilities and areas while carrying a firearm.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work of this class involves responsible public contact, occasionally in emotionally tense situations, requiring maturity, an above-average degree of tact and responsiveness, and the use of considerable personal judgment in safeguarding public property and assisting and protecting visitors, patrons and employees at public use facilities and areas while carrying a firearm. In the enforcement of rules of conduct, incumbents must exhibit skill in identifying behavior potentially dangerous to others or destructive of property. Incumbents must exercise careful judgment in distinguishing between circumstances in which counseling and warning will serve to maintain order and those in which the powers of ejection, detention or arrest must be applied to prevent injury to others or damage to property. Incumbents are not sworn police officers, but are limited function peace officers while on duty and for the purpose of performing their primary function.
One year of experience involving extensive public contact in security, military police, probation, correctional or related work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below:
Knowledge of: the methods, techniques, practices and procedures involved in safeguarding property against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; and all related laws, rules, regulations, investigation and enforcement procedures and legal requirements.
Ability to: learn and interpret various laws and regulations, investigation and enforcement procedures, and report-writing requirements; obtain information through interview and observation; analyze situations quickly and objectively; cope with emotionally tense situations; control unruly or hostile individuals whose behavior threatens the peaceful pursuits or safety of others; express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing; keep records and prepare reports; and develop skill in the operation of radio receiving and transmitting equipment.
Skill in: identifying behavior potentially dangerous to others or destructive to property.
Additionally, all candidates must:
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To: Patrols assigned stations or areas on foot and/or by vehicle to protect property against vandalism, unlawful entry, theft, fire and other dangers to enforce ordinances and regulations pertaining to use of public facilities, and to maintain order for the protection and safety of visitors, patrons, employees and others. Maintains order and enforces park rules and other laws by taking actions ranging from counseling, warning, issuing citations, or arresting persons whose behavior harasses or endangers others, disturbs the peace, or threatens damage to property. Provides information and assistance to the public, including answering questions regarding programs and services, directing persons to specific facilities and events, searching for lost children and administering first-aid assistance in emergency situations. Regulates traffic, enforces parking and other municipal regulations pertaining to public use facilities and areas, and issues notices of violation. Reports fires and performs emergency firefighting and/or rescue duties until arrival of fire department units. Maintains logs of patrol activities and prepares written reports of incidents, accidents or other occurrences. May be assigned to serve in a lead-supervisory capacity over a departmental unit of security guards. Performs other functions as assigned.
Selection Process: NOTE: All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online, as well as complete the supplemental questionnaire. Please note that resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.
If you pass the initial application, supplemental questionnaire, and background screenings, and possess the most pertinent qualifications, in order to be placed on the eligible list, you must pass each of the following components (except the bilingual fluency exam):