POLICE OFFICER, PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK
As directed by a Patrol Sergeant or Patrol Lieutenant, Palisades
Interstate Park, during an assigned tour of duty, patrols the roads,
grounds, buildings, and other areas and facilities of the Palisades
Interstate Park and the Palisades Interstate Parkway to provide
assistance and protection of persons, to safeguard property, to
ensure observance of the law, and to apprehend law breakers; does
related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this
title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Gives desired information to inquiries as to local geography, local
occurrences, park regulations, provisions of the law, and other
Assists and protects children and others at street crossings,
playgrounds, play fields, and picnic and other areas.
Regulates and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic when
necessary, to ensure safety, reasonable rapid movement of traffic,
and a minimum of interference.
Helps to maintain order at places where people gather in numbers.
Notes conditions while patrolling the designated territory.
Checks the condition of buildings and takes steps to protect them
from damage and theft.
Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions and
reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions.
Provides police protection when large sums of money are in transit.
Makes investigations of complaints involving misconduct, suspicious
behavior, illegal activities, improper conditions, and other matters
within the field of police operations.
Notes and reports holes in the pavements, dangerous holes, fallen
rocks and trees, imperfect street lights, and other conditions
constituting dangers or hazards.
Gives first aid in the case of accidents or emergencies.
When assigned to night duty, checks and notes whether gates, doors,
gratings, and entrances are securely fastened when they should be
and, if they are not, investigates and notifies interested persons
and Police Headquarters of conditions which should be corrected.
Checks cars and persons in restricted areas.
When necessary, apprehends, warns, and/or takes into custody
Gives testimony under oath in court.
When assigned to Police Headquarters, receives complaints, takes
proper action by notifying Patrolmen by radio, and helps maintain
Prepares clear, accurate, and informative reports of significant
activities and conditions.
Maintains essential records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
United States citizenship.
NOTE: At the time of appointment, applicants for this position
must submit acceptable proof of meeting the indicated requirements.
Appointees must be able to satisfactorily complete the police
training course administered by the Police Training Commission. Such
training includes successful attainment of a level of proficiency in
the use of firearms.
NOTE: Candidate certified from the eligible list for this title
may be required to undergo a medical and psychological examination to
be administered by the appointing authority. Any psychological,
medical, or physical condition or defect which would prevent
efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the
appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become
aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be a
cause for rejection.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than
employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the proper police procedures to be used in dealing with
people, and safeguarding buildings and property.
Knowledge of the problems involved in following prescribed procedures
embodied in police rules and regulations.
Ability to maintain order in the buildings and on the park grounds
and areas among visitors, and ability to control and regulate
vehicular traffic to ensure safety and reasonable rapid movement of
traffic with a minimum of interference.
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and from
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply to specific
situations laws, local ordinances, and Palisades Interstate Park
Commission police rules and regulations.
Ability to deal courteously but effectively with varied types of
persons, individually and in groups, in varied situations.
Ability to note significant facts and conditions by observation when
on patrol or traffic duty.
Ability to perform repetitive operations, including the answering of
inquiries, without loss of equanimity, patience, or courtesy.
Ability to work effectively with associates, superior officers, park
visitors, children, tourists, and others.
Ability to read and interpret law and regulations.
Ability to conform to official and unofficial requirements as to
dress, conduct, and behavior.
Ability to give testimony under oath in court.
Ability to write clear, accurate, and comprehensive police reports.
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the
accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer
undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
CODES: 16/FA17-32352 ECK 3/16/96