The Public Safety Student Aide program provides college students
with an opportunity to work closely with Police, Fire and Lifeguard
Services to provide administrative assistance to various
departments at the District's Public Safety Headquarters located in
Castro Valley, CA. These paid positions are designed for students
considering a career as a police officer, firefighter, dispatcher
or other public safety professional.Students earn a competitive
salary while gaining experience in law enforcement and fire/rescue
service.Regular rotation of assignments allows students to vary
their exposure.In addition, opportunities for field assignments and
training are available.
Vacancy Situation:The Park District currently has six (6)
vacancies located at East Bay Regional Park District Public Safety
Headquarters in Castro Valley, CA. The eligible list established as
a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current
vacancies and additional vacancies that may occur within the next
year. These positions often include public contact and therefore
bilingualspeakers are encouraged to apply.
We Are Looking for IndividualsWho Are:
- Enthusiastic aboutstarting a career inpublic safety and law
- Civic-minded and enjoyinteracting with the public on a daily
- Able to work independently as well as in a team setting;
- Self-starters with a strong work ethic and moral
A Few Reasons You May Love This Job:
- Meaningful and valued work connected to our organizational
- Gain experience withroom to grow within the Park District;
- Flexible works shifts to accommodate your school schedule.
- Respect:We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the
land we steward.
- Resilience:We creatively adapt to change.We address challenges
with empathy, perspective, and determination.
- Relationships:Our greatest strength lies in the trust,
accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues,
partners, and the public we serve.
- Responsiveness: We communicate openly, honestly and
- Transparency: We hold the public's trust through meaningful
stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable
information on decisions and performance.
Public Safety Student Aides perform a variety of primarily
entry-level and clerical tasks while assigned in one of the
following areas of the Public Safety Department: Administrative
Division, Communications/Records, Detective Unit, Fire Department,
Personnel and Training Unit, Property and Evidence Unit, Patrol
Operations, Special Enforcement Unit, or the Volunteer Trail Safety
Program. Aides are generally assigned to an individual department
or unit and rotate positions annually or based on departmental
- Answers phones and provides information;
- Issues supplies and equipment;
- Files a variety of documents;
- Data entry;
- Assists with police or fire training exercises;
- Provides civilian assistance to police and fire personnel;
- Sets up training reservations and prepares travel
- Catalogs, processes, and picks up evidence;
- Serves as an escort within Public Safety locations to
individuals without clearance;
- Transports equipment to and from deployment points;
- Secures park entrances after closing; when assigned to the
patrol division directs traffic, assigns parking, or performs other
non-enforcement activities for District holidays or special events;
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Education:Completion of high school or equivalent GED or CHSPE
certificate. Must be enrolled in a minimum of nine college-level
units and have a 2.00 cumulative grade point average or higher to
apply for and to retain position.
License or Certificate:Possession of a valid California Driver's
License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this
- Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
and applicable software applications such as word processing,
spreadsheets, and databases.
- Perform basic clerical skills such as typing, filing, and
completing simple mathematical computations;
- Learn law enforcement practices and procedures;
- Effectively follow oral and written instructions and adhere to
- Work independently;
- Operate office equipment including computers and supporting
word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications;
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
- 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 staff and external customers.
Conditions of Employment:
- Positions are required to wear a District uniform and adhere to
Department grooming standards. Aides will be issued an annual
uniform allowance to assist in cleaning of issued uniforms.
- May be required to work unusual hours, weekends, and holidays.
Work hours will be established based on District needs and the
student's schedule. The expectation is that the student will
generally work part-time and will be limited to 999 hours per
fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).
- Is required to terminate after four years or less than four
years when the student completes education. An extension of up to
one year may be granted by the Assistant General Manager of Public
- After one calendar year, the performance of the Aide will be
evaluated by their supervisor to determine if the Aide has made
sufficient progress to continue in the program. If so, the
supervisor will recommend continuation and award a salary step
increase to step "B" which will be the Aide's rate until the end of
Application materials for this position consist of three(3)
A current East Bay Regional Park Districtapplication submitted
A copy of your current college transcripts(showingnumber of
units currently enrolled and cumulative GPA);and
- Completed Supplemental Questions.
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and
allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a
new user on the system. If you have previously applied to a
recruitment on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your
existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online
application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have any problems
while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk
toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
Selection Process:The application material for all applicants
meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening
panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The
District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance
test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview
process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an
interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal
Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired
will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work
authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.
Pre-employment Background Check: Due to its placement in the
Public Safety Division, the candidate(s) selected for this position
will undergo a background investigation. Background investigators
will 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, investigators will perform a criminal records check,
driving record check and credit check. Candidates will also undergo
a medical examination, including a drug-screening test. Information
revealed during the background investigation may be grounds for
rejection during the selection process.
Special Testing Arrangements:If you require special arrangements
due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact
the Human Resources Department at 510-544-2154.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District, as an equal employment
opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse
backgrounds to apply.