Full Job Description
Provides assistance and information to park visitors, promotes park safety, and enforces park policies and regulations.
NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES AVAILABILITY TO WORK ANY DAY OF THE WEEK TO INCLUDE WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS. The initial assignment will be 20-29 hours per week.
Applications will be accepted until a sufficient amount is received.
Operates a portable radio to maintain contact with staff and local law enforcement agencies.
Resolves and handles complaints within the City of Glendale parks, trails, recreation facilities and sports complexes.
Monitors park activities and users; educates and enforces park policies, regulations, and applicable city codes.
Works with volunteers to provide educational programs that promote park and facility use.
Performs park security activities; monitors events; identifies and reports unsafe conditions and vandalism.
Patrols park to deter criminal and other undesirable activity.
Ensures that reserved facilities are available to users in a safe, clean condition, checks for permits.
Provides assistance in emergency situations; call for police or medical assistance.
Answers routine questions and assists park users as required.
Checks and monitors safety of playground equipment.
Prepares reports of injuries, vandalism, thefts, and patrol activities.
Cleans area using broom, mop or other tools.
Moves debris, dirt or other material using a shovel, rake or other tool.
Sets up tables, chairs, barricades, traffic cones, etc.
Assists with setting up for special events.
Sets up barricades and signage for safety and maintenance closures in parks, trails, recreation facilities and sports complexes.
Solves problems, shows compassion, and builds relationships with the public, outside agencies, internal departments and volunteers.
Operates a City vehicle.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements
1 year public contact experience in law enforcement, military, security, or ranger area.
Park ranger, sworn law enforcement, or military experience is preferred.
Parks and Recreation department policies and regulations
City ordinances and state statutes for park use
Park safety practices
Patrol and security procedures and practices
Handle encounters with hostile or irate individuals
Conduct equipment or facility checks; identify hazardous or unsafe conditions or behaviors
Understand and follow safe working practices
Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
Keep accurate records; prepare accurate and timely reports
Perform basic life support and basic first aid procedures
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
Valid Arizona driver's license.
Must operate assigned vehicle on a regular basis.
Basic life support (CPR) and first aid certification.
Availability to work any day of the week to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.
Requires lifting of up to 50 pounds. Must be able to enter and exit a city vehicle.
Exposure to varying weather conditions; extensive walking, patrolling a City park.
Occasionally encounters hostile or irate persons.