The San Antonio Park Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Park Police Officer.
San Antonio Park Police is an exciting and dynamic Police Department with much to offer our Officers. We are the Law Enforcement Agency responsible for patrolling nearly 300 City Parks and Sports Facilities, 60 plus miles of hike and bike trails, and of course the world famous San Antonio Riverwalk. Our Officers patrol their areas on Foot, on Bicycles, in Boats, on ATVs, and in Patrol SUVs and Trucks. If you are a TCOLE Licensed Peace Officer and are interested in pursuing a career with the San Antonio Park Police Department this is your opportunity. Our Agency is changing for the better every day and we are all working together to find good Officers to come on board and start their careers with us.
SALARY: $49,410.92 Annually
PLUS: Foreign Language Pay, Shift Differential, TCOLE
Certification Pay, Full Benefits and much more…
CLOSING DATE: 01/15/2023 11:59 PM Central
Work Hours: Work Hours and Days Vary
Under general supervision, performs enforcement and security work in City Parks and Riverwalk activities. Enforces all applicable laws and ordinances and provides information pertaining to park use, safety requirements, and points of interest. Exercises no supervision.
Work Location Varies
24 hours / 7 Days a Week Operation; Shift Hours, Relief Days, and Assigned Station Vary
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Ensures the safety and protection of the users of the City's parks and recreational resource facilities, visitors of the Riverwalk, and the City's natural resources.
• Provides information and assistance to patrons and visitors pertaining to park usage and restrictions, safety requirements, general directions, and points of interest.
• Identifies and reports any safety hazards or hazardous conditions including flood control requirements, as well as any needed routine maintenance or repairs within assigned park areas.
• Issues citations and initiates arrests, when appropriate, in response to violations of Federal, State, and local laws and City ordinances.
• Patrols parks and recreational areas, including the Riverwalk by a variety of transportation methods, including but not limited to patrol sedan, truck, SUV, bicycle, ATV, boat, and foot.
• Prepares reports as necessary.
• Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
• This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.
• Based on qualifications, applicants for this position may be required to pass the San Antonio Park Police Training program which may include the FTO program within six months of employment.
• At the time of application, applicants must possess a current and unrestricted Texas Peace Officer's license (certification) issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), or be immediately licensable by TCOLE upon appointment.
• Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor) and Family Violence Convictions.
• Experience as a Peace Officer.
• If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
• Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
•Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
• Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
• Physical requirements include frequently lifting/carrying 50 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; and eye coordination and manual dexterity to handle firearms and modern police equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, running, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are inside and outside with occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions, hostile people and emergency situations.
• Must be able to successfully pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT) which takes the form of a job simulation exercise based on the obstacle course at the SAPD Training Academy. The PAT is comprised of two parts. Part I is an obstacle course run which is timed (timed component). Part II of the Physical Ability Test (PAT) is untimed (untimed component) and includes: Hand Gun Simulation. Both parts assess a candidate's ability to sustain pursuit of a suspect while encountering common obstacles and tasks. For a detailed explanation of the PAT, click here and download this Candidate Preparation Guide. A video description of the course is available on YouTube by clicking here.
• Must be able to successfully pass a medical evaluation by a physician employed by the City of San Antonio to determine the Applicant's physical ability and wellbeing to withstand the rigors of law enforcement related activities.
• Must be able to successfully pass a psychological evaluation administered by a Psychologist/Psychiatrist employed by the City of San Antonio to determine the Applicant's mental clarity and stability with respect to the high stresses associated with law enforcement activities.
• Must be able to successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use and a polygraph examination administered by a licensed polygraph examiner hired by the City of San Antonio.
• Tattoos, unauthorized body piercings, intentional scarring / intentional mutilation (a deliberate, intentional injury to one's own body that causes tissue damage or leaves marks for more than a few minutes), and brandings are prohibited from being displayed while working or representing the Department in any capacity.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and city ordinances.
• Knowledge of law enforcement techniques and procedures.
• Skill in use of police vehicles and modern law enforcement firearms, weapons, and specialized equipment.
• Ability to respond rapidly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.
• Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position.
• APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO IN THIS POSITION MUST RECEIVE SATISFACTORY RESULTS FROM PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING, REFERENCES, BACKGROUND CHECKS AND CREDENTIAL VERIFICATION. ADDITIONALLY, SINCE THIS IS A SENSITIVE POSITION, SELECTED APPLICANTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ACCESS POLICY, AND YOU ARE SUBJECT TO INTERVAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 49 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED OUT ONLINE AT:
Human Resources Department
San Antonio, TX 78205
Questions: Call 210-207-2241