Park Police Officer I

Location US-KS-Shawnee Mission
ID 2023-1890
Public Safety
Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)
Salary Min
USD $28.50/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $39.44/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Park & Recreation
Work Schedule
Sunday - Saturday, 24 hour coverage, shift work,40 hours per week, with some overtime.
Driving Status
Primary (25% or more)


Make a positive impact on the community by joining the Johnson County Park and Recreation District team and help us enhance the lives of thousands through excellence in parks, recreation, culture, education, and public service. As a JCPRD employee, you'll be part of a locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed organization that annually hosts nearly 7 million park visitors and engages nearly 3 million participants in 4,000+ programs. With excellent benefits, retirement plans, employee incentives, and a great organizational culture, JCPRD is building a thriving park and recreation system that inspires play, culture, and education, supporting healthy and fulfilling lives for all. Come work where you play!

Job Description

  • Provide law enforcement services for JCPRD. Enforce federal, and state law as well as park code of regulations; Interviews victims and complainants.
  • Detects and deters criminal activity and facility security issues; arrest of criminals; acts as ordered by the Courts of law; completes paperwork for court proceedings/documentation, case files or investigative reports; reviews criminal history reports, completes background checks, and investigates findings.
  • Investigate reported criminal activity; Searches vehicles for drugs or paraphernalia, performs sobriety tests, pulls over speeding vehicles and issues citations.
  • Protect the natural resources; Assist fire departments and emergency medical professionals; performs search and rescue operations and searches for missing persons; Assists other law enforcement agencies.
  • Present interpretive programming providing nature, historical, cultural, and recreational educational opportunities.
  • Provide visitor services to park visitors providing information on events, facilities, programs, locations, and the natural environment. Ensure a safe environment within the parks and district facilities.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.


Preferred Job Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science field, Criminal Justice or other related field is preferred.


Education/Experience Substitutions           

Experience may be substituted for degree.

Education may be substituted for experience.


Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Sensory abilities, including special vision and/or hearing requirements

Excessive standing and/or walking

Exposure to extreme temperatures

Exposure to heights

Exposure to loud noises

Lifting: 150lbs

Shift work 24/7

Safety-sensitive job

Weather essential job

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situations

Uniform Required

Travel Required: 95% Local, 5% outside Johnson County


JCPRD requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department. 





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