STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF STATE PARKS PATROL PERSON
Class Code: 1926-15 Date Established: 09-27-93
Occupational Code: 3-3-9 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform supervisory and patrol work for the purpose of maintaining law and order among patrons of the state park system, using law enforcement methods and continuous patrol.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Trains and supervises other park patrol personnel, participates in patrolling areas, and issues parking violations as necessary.
· Responds to park patrons by providing directions and performs medical emergency functions while notifying local service agencies.
· Supervises a park leasing system of parking spaces in a park complex with responsibility for enforcing contracts.
· Installs and maintains signs for the leasing business, as well as for parking areas within the park complex.
· Supervises and trains parks patrol persons in meter installation, repair, removal and storage as well as in money collection.
· Supervises and participates in the enforcement of drinking laws within a state park complex, and investigates complaints and disturbances within the park.
· Assigns schedule and duties to all park patrol personnel.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or it's equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience in law enforcement work such as a policeman or security officer. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of law enforcement activities and the laws and ordinances pertaining to park security. Knowledge of laws and regulations concerning arrests and the processing of evidence. Knowledge of police methods and procedures. Ability to enforce laws and park regulations firmly and tactfully. Ability to work with people and to secure their cooperation in a tactful manner. Ability to prepare investigative written reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate personnel, members of other law enforcement agencies, other state employees and the general public using the state park complex. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02