DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Public Safety Rangers provide general security services within the Division of Park Police of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. They are responsible for insuring patron safety, and the prevention of unlawful activities, through patrol (presence). This i s a seasonal-only position, generally from late May to Labor Day. Public Safety Rangers are subject to the provisions of the Security Guard Act of 1993, are unarmed and have neither peace nor police officer status. They will be assigned to patrol park facilities and grounds, maintain order, enforce park ordinances / regulations, and answer questions from park patrons. On a situational basis, incumbents may also assist with search and rescue operations and marine patrol.
Positions for Public Safety Rangers exist in all regions in the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, which include Park regions Allegany, Central, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Long Island, New York City, Niagara, Palisades, Saratoga, Taconic and Thousand Islands.
QUALIFICATIONS Candidate Must:
-be a United States citizen;
-be at least age 18 at time of appointment;
-have a High School Diploma or its equivalent;
-possess and maintain during employment a valid, unrestricted Driver’s License when required;
-meet certain physical and medical requirements, including drug testing;
-be of good moral character and successfully complete a background investigation. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may bar appointment;*
-successfully complete 80 hours of prescribed training including 24 hours of Security Guard training.*
*Fees apply: candidate is required to pay for background finger printing ($101.75) and NYS Security Guard License Application Fee ($36); rates as of 1/2018 and subject to change. Training provided by NYS Park Police at the Park Police Training Academy in Rensselaerville, NY.
UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT, APPEARANCE & CONDUCT STANDARDS
All uniforms and equipment are provided and must be returned at the end of the season. Uniforms may only be worn while on duty and any issued equipment can only be used f or official State business. Public Safety Rangers will be expected to present an image consistent with and act in accordance with the mission of the agency and the Division of Law Enforcement.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO FIND OUT WHERE TO MAIL YOUR APPLICATION CONTACT THE NYS PARK POLICE RECRUITING OFFICER AT THE PARK POLICE OFFICE NEAREST YOU:
Hudson Valley(845) 786-2781 (Palisades, Taconic, Saratoga/Capital)
Long Island(631) 321-3700
Mid-State (315) 492-6422 (Thousand Islands, Central, Finger Lakes)
New York City(212) 694-3620
Western New York(716) 278-1777 (Niagara, Genesee, Allegany)
Division Headquarters – Albany: (518) 474-4029 (information only; no positions) Email: PPOcareers@parks.ny.gov
On the internet:parks.ny.gov/park-police/ranger-employment.aspx