Sergeant Park Police - Grade 17

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This title exists in Parks and Recreation and has approximately 63 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Park Police Officer Trainee
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Park Police Officer Trainee 13 $37,301 $45,695
Park Police Officer 14 $39,358 $48,160
Sergeant Park Police 17 $46,170 $56,244
Lieutenant Park Police 20 $48,389 $59,273
Captain Park Police 22 $59,596 $72,346
Major Park Police 62 $100,845 $127,474

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

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.

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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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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