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Salary: $3,344.00 - $5,370.00
Posted: 06/13/2014

Job Description:
***This is a Peace Officer Position. To be eligible, you must meet the minimum qualifications established by the Department of Human Resources AND either be currently eligible or eligible for reinstatement as a PC 830.2, California State Peace Officer. If you are not a current peace officer employed by a State of California agency and in possession of a POST – Basic Certificate, you are not eligible for this position and must apply to take the State Park Peace Officer Cadet (Ranger/Lifeguard) Exam when offered. For further information regarding your rights and eligibility please visit the Department Link listed below before calling or emailing the listed contact.***

The reporting location for this position is the Visitor Center Ranger Office located in San Simeon. This position will work under the direction of the Public Safety Superintendent. The incumbent’s duties will include public safety, law enforcement, and interpretation, resource protection in a variety of diverse environments, patrolling Hearst Castle, campgrounds, beaches, and visitor center areas. This position will be responsible for special security programs including evening and night security operations, evening tours, security, alarm and detection systems, and security gates. The incumbent will be expected to complete the annual POST K-9 team evaluation and meet Department standards as required by the Canine Handler Handbook. In addition, the incumbent will participate in K-9 and bomb detection training and Hearst Castle and will work closely with other supervisors to support overall District operations. This position will be subject to post and bid within the sector of three K-9 Handlers, and may have the opportunity to bid on a 4/10/40 or 7(k) schedule. This vacancy is available to current Canine Handlers. If no current Canine Handlers apply, the vacancy will be open to qualified State Park Peace Officers interested in becoming Canine Handlers under the Canine Handler Selection Process. Interested qualified State Park Peace Officer Canine and non-Canine Handlers should both apply at this time. A supplemental application process will be required for all non-Canine Handler applicants. In order to obtain the supplemental Canine Handler Application, applicants should contact Annie Coronado in the Certification Unit at (916) 653-3919. Candidates that will be eligible for selection to the Canine Program by the final filing date are encouraged to apply. The incumbent will be expected to maintain Canine certification and training. This position is pending Personnel Office review. State housing is not available. For further information regarding this position, please contact James Grennan at (805) 927-2038 or (805) 909-1219 or

Please send your Standard State Application, Form 678, to the contact address listed below. Please note the position number on the application and include any necessary documentation required to be eligible for the job.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 548 - 742 - 0983 - 002
Location County
San Luis Obispo Coast District/Museum Sector SAN Luis OBISPO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
1416 9th Street, Room 1018
Sacramento, 95814
James Grennan
(805) 927-2038 /(805) 909-1219

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