City of Manhattan Beach News: Park Services Enforcement Officer, Exam No. 11-008

The Parks and Recreation Department with the City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for the position of Park Services Enforcement Officer. The Park Services Enforcement Officer is a non-sworn position and under general supervision will patrol and monitor parks to enforce City rules, regulations, codes and ordinances and resolves disputes or conflicts among park patrons. This position is required to work shifts, evenings, alternating work schedules, weekends, and holidays.

The tasks listed are essential for this position and may include, but are not limited to the following: Patrols City parks and other facilities by foot, vehicle and bicycle enforcing rules and regulations, City codes and ordinances and issues citations as warranted; maintains peace and order by taking action ranging from warning and counseling individuals to ejecting or detaining for arrest individuals whose actions endanger persons and/or property; assists local law enforcement officers when necessary; notifies Police and Fire Departments in the event of an emergency or hazardous situation, and supports them using CPR or first aid; picks up, reviews, and monitors field use permits, ensuring users are in compliance with stated use; turns field lights on and off at appropriate times; provides assistance with security, crowd and traffic flow for various City programs, functions and events; identifies, bags and tags unattended property in City parks; stores property in City storage containers; releases property to the public when it has been properly identified; provides information to the public; attends staff meetings; during certain times of the year, may be required to deal with other types of municipal code violations; performs other duties as assigned. This position is required to work evenings, shifts, holidays and weekends.


Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by coursework in Administration of Justice or security procedures -AND- one year of related work experience involving heavy public contact. Employees will be required to attend PC 832 training (56 hour training) within six months of employment. A standard first aid certificate and CPR certificate must be obtained within six months of employment.

License: Possession of a valid Class “C” driver license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of: general security practices, radio procedures, resource and referral information, city rules, regulations, codes and ordinances as they related to park usage; Ability to: learn relevant municipal and penal codes and park rules and regulations; operate City vehicles; communicate effectively with a wide variety of the public including tourists, violators and park patrons, as well as City staff; provide effective customer service; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with City employees; maintain self-control in adverse conditions; gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; maintain records and prepare reports. Skill in: working with various segments of the population in difficult situations; discerning potentially dangerous situations; analyzing, defusing and resolving problem situations; applying common sense and logic in decision making; reading, writing and communicating in English at an appropriate level, operating motor vehicles.

Physical Demands And Working Conditions:
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee may frequently drive to specific locations; works outdoors and may be exposed to variable weather conditions. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, stoop, kneel and use arms, legs, and back to occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Will use arms to reach and carry, and use hands to operate, finger, handle objects and controls. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, night vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to accurately perceive sound. Noise levels are moderately loud when outdoors.

How To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed City application and supplemental by Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 5:00 PM. Facsimiles, photocopies, electronic mail and final filing date postmarks are not accepted. You can download a job announcement, City application, and supplemental below or by contacting the City of Manhattan Beach Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258. All materials must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Candidates must successfully pass each step of the recruitment and selection process to be placed on the eligible list.

Your application must include at least ten years of employment history (assuming you have been employed for ten years) and you must explain any gaps in employment (i.e. unemployed, school, etc.). You must include your work experience for each position listed on the City application form.  Entering “see resume” for your work experience on the City application form is not acceptable and your application may be rejected. You must also include salary information for each job you list, your reason for leaving each job and names, address and phone numbers of present and past supervisors or managers. Your application may be rejected if incomplete or if you fail to provide this information.

Application material is accepted by mail or in person at the address below.

Human Resources Department – City Hall
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: (310) 802-5258

The selection process may consist of the following components and exam weights:

50% Role Play Exercise,  50% Oral Interview

If you need special assistance in the job application process, contact the Human Resources Analyst at (310) 802-5255. TDD: (310) 546-3501 (Hearing Impaired Only).

City Application and Supplemental

Job Announcement

Class Specification:

Park Services Enforcement Officer (PDF)

Note: All Candidates must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, and a pre-employment medical examination to include a drug test. An Agency Shop Agreement is in effect for this classification. As a condition of employment, payment of Union Dues or an Agency Fee is required.
The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate.

A drug test will be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam.

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