Deputy Director I - Park Ranger Chief Job at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Deputy Director I - Park Ranger Chief

City and County of San Francisco , California

Job Information 


Recreation and Parks

Senior Level


$9,629.00 - $12,294.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Announcement reissued for additional recruitment.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this announcement may close at any time.  Applicants who applied previously need not reapply. 


APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent Exempt.  In accordance with San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, this position is exempt from the civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community.

Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

Reporting to the 0964 Department Head IV – General Manager and the 0954 Deputy Director IV – Director of Operations, the 0951 Deputy Director I – Park Ranger Chief provides general administrative direction over the daily activities of the Park Ranger Unit. The essential functions include overseeing, assigning, directing, and coordinating the schedules and deployment of Park Ranger personnel and equipment; training and evaluating the work performance of staff; conducting, coordinating and documenting administrative investigations; directing the enforcement of city, county and state laws and ordinances, including applicable provisions of the Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Park Code; implementing park rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and performing related duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Oversees, directs and implements all facets of the Park Ranger Unit’s personnel administration, including assigning, directing and coordinating the work of subordinates; scheduling shifts for 24/7 operations; administering payroll, overtime assignments, discipline and hiring; supervising, training and evaluating the work performance of staff; and conducting strategic planning for workforce development.

2. Oversees inspection of Park Ranger operations; coordinates and documents administrative investigations; develops, interprets and implements policy and procedures; establishes general orders; and provides staff training.

3. Plans, develops and coordinates annual budget of $8.1 million, and administers related financial reporting; and maintains and monitors allocation of expenditures and all overtime to meet timely and measurable goals within budget.

4. Serves as principal for all inter-agency coordination on law enforcement, public safety and property protection.

5. Facilitates capital improvements for unit operations and oversees acquisition and maintenance of major equipment.

6. Represents department with local and regional entities, commissions, Board of Supervisors and civic groups.

1.  Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice or closely related field;  AND

2.  Four (4) years of progressive experience managing/supervising complex organizations in law enforcement, public safety, security operations, or military with competency in personnel management and organizational structure and/or development;  AND

3.  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (to be presented at time of appointment).

Additional qualifying experience managing/supervising complex organizations in law enforcement, public safety, security operations, or military with competency in personnel management and organizational structure and/or development may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.  One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units. 

1.  Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification
2.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and enforcement procedures for parklands
3.  Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures
4.  Ability to solve problems creatively
5.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with staff, the public and city agencies

How To Apply

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One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103