Sergeant Park Police

Grade 17

New York State has approximately 63 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Parks and Recreation. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Park Police Officer Trainee

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Park Police Officer

    Grade 14

  3. Sergeant Park Police

    Grade 17

  4. Lieutenant Park Police

    Grade 20

  5. Captain Park Police

    Grade 22

  6. Major Park Police

    Grade 62

Summary of Job Description

As a Sergeant Park Police, you will supervise Park Police Officers and other staff assigned to the Park Police such as Park Rangers, communications staff, and clerical staff in police activities for an assigned shift; schedule and assign staff and reassign staff to cover emergencies or events within a zone; observe and evaluate staff performance; assist in developing training programs; conduct on-the-job training and classroom instruction; conduct police investigations; act as liaison between Park Police Officers and local police; respond to emergencies and incidents as required; inspect, evaluate, and maintain police force property and equipment and ensure the availability of supplies; perform administrative functions, such as preparing reports, budget requests, duty rosters, and performance evaluations; monitor recruitment duties performed by subordinate staff; may be assigned to conduct background investigations as necessary; and may supervise police activities in a zone in the absence of a higher ranking officer within the District. You may also be assigned the following duties: serve as a staff member or instructor at the Park Police Academy or other training site; perform personnel complaint investigations throughout the State; perform specialized duties such as Communications, Evidence Sergeant, or Fleet Sergeant; represent the Division of Law Enforcement at an emergency operations center or at a temporary headquarters during a time of emergency; represent the Director of Park Police at meetings, and tabulate statistical data, prepare reports, and collaborate with other agencies to accomplish law enforcement goals.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and have had six months of permanent competitive service as a Park Police Officer, Park Police Officer (Spanish Language), Park Police Officer Trainee, or Park Police Officer Trainee (Spanish Language).

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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