2012-09-07 / Top Stories

NYS Park Police Open Up Civil Service Exam

The New York State Park Police are seeking candidates interested in a rewarding law enforcement career in the New York State park system.

Applications for the position must be submitted by October 1, 2012.

A competitive written Civil Service examination will be held November 17, 2012.

For more information or to apply online, visit the New York State Department of Civil Service web site at: http:// www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/an nouncements/oc/25-556.cfm.

“State Park Police Officers are vital to ensuring our millions of visitors have a safe and enjoyable time visiting New York State Parks,” said Chief Richard O’Donnell, Director of Law Enforcement for State Parks. “I urge anyone interested in a rewarding law enforcement career helping to keep people safe and protecting our state’s natural and historic treasures to take the time to apply to become a State Park Police Officer.”

State Park Police assist park users, make arrests, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, and provide emergency services at 178 parks and 35 historic sites across the state. State Park Police also provide special services including marine law enforcement and education duties on New York waterways, snowmobile enforcement and education, and specialized rescue teams including cliff and gorge rescues, swift water rescues and search and rescue operations throughout the state.

Applicants must be at least 20 at the time of appointment and no more than 35 at the time of the exam (military service may extend eligibility). They must pass a medical and drug screening, an agility test, psychological screening, background check and complete a six-month residential police basic school.

For more information on the qualification and selection process, visit http:// nysparks.com/employment/park-police/ park-patrol-officers.aspx.

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