Ranger Supervisor
Job Details
Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA
High School

Under the general supervision of the Public Safety Manager (PSM), the Park Ranger Supervisor will support the Public Safety Division within the Administrative Services Department by performing a wide range of duties including but not limited to scheduling, assigning, and reviewing the work of the Park Rangers; enforcement of District regulations and applicable laws; and perform related work as required. This position will work 32-40 hrs per week including nights and weekends.


This is an advanced supervisory level position, which is distinguished from the Park Ranger in that, in addition to the essential functions of a Park Ranger, the Park Ranger Supervisor performs work of a higher skill including:

  • Supervise, train, schedule, evaluate and direct the activities of all Park Rangers.
  • Make presentations to Boards, Staff, service groups, classes, etc.
  • Assists in the development of the Districts Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Assists the PSM with assessing risk and any Cal OSHA requirements
  • This is NOT a PERS position.



  • Supervises and patrols District land and facilities by vehicle, bicycle, or foot to ensure safe and proper use.
  • Reports and investigates suspicious criminal activity or hazardous conditions and discourages crime by maintaining a highly visible presence.
  • Application of the park rules and regulations of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District via verbal warnings, written Notice to Appear citations and parking tickets.
  • Testify in court and assists in the training of Park Rangers to also testify.
  • Interpret and explain District and Division policies, rules, and regulations in response to inquiries; refer inquiries as appropriate.
  • Evaluates employee performance, counsel employees, and effectively discipline when necessary.
  • Organize, implement, and direct assigned patrol and enforcement activities.
  • Performs administrative tasks, such as ordering and purchasing supplies, monitoring and enforcing contracts, completing fixed asset inventories.
  • Assist in the administration and development of division budget; prepare budget reports and recommend expenditure requests for designated accounts.
  • Research, compile, and analyze data for special projects and various reports.
  • Prepare correspondence, staff reports, presentations and other written materials for management and the Board
  • Assists with the development and implementation of short and long-range strategies, goals, objectives, policies and priorities while monitoring progress.
  • Communicate utilizing multi-frequency radio; obtain and transmit information in the field to other staff, dispatchers, and agencies.
  • Performs related work and tasks as required
  • Other Duties as assigned.



  • First aid/CPR, AED
  • Commonly used supervision skills and techniques
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic inspection and investigatory procedures
  • Proper handling of radio and communication procedures


  • Work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Safely and effectively use and operate emergency rescue equipment, patrol vehicles, and other tools and equipment required for the work.
  • Handle medical emergencies and injuries in a calm and effective manner, including providing first aid and CPR.
  • Excellent organization skills with a strong ability to manage time well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Follow directions, work independently, prioritize projects, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers. Possess a keen sense of awareness and ability to report observations.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend business documents.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook.



  • Education: High school diploma or GED. College-level coursework in Administration of Criminal Justice or similar area is desirable.
  • Experience: Three (3) years experience as a Peace Officer, Park Ranger, Security Officer and Loss Prevention Specialist. Military experience may be substituted for some work experience.


  • Substitution: One (1) Year of college coursework in Criminal Justice, law or similar may substitute for six (6) months of work experience. Up to one (1) years can be substituted.



  • An employee is regularly required to sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.
  • Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects, to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied emergency rescue equipment, hand and power tools, and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various District sites; vision to assess emergency situations, including medical incidents, and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.
  • The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to access crime scenes and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 pounds, or heavier weights, with the use of proper equipment.


Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid California Drivers License
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Penal Code 832 Certificate, within six months of employment
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate, within six months of employment
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, the level of certification in the Incident Command System courses as specified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) within six months of employment.
  • Background Examination: We may contact references, friends, family, former and current employers and other contacts in order to verify information provided by the candidate in a Personal History Statement. In addition, we may perform a criminal records check, a credit check and a driving record check. Candidates will have their fingerprints taken to satisfy a CA Department of Justice clearance.
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