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Intermittent Park Police, Shawnee County Park Police

Under the direction of the Park Police Chief, Park Police Officers serve as a member of the Asset Management Division.  Park Police Officers provide law enforcement in the Shawnee County park system.  Officers are responsible for conducting security and law enforcement functions for all park lands and facilities as well as offering mutual aid for other emergency services agencies in the area.  Performs other duties as assigned.


55%     Area Patrol.  Completes preventative patrol of the park lands and park waterways (looking for suspicious activity enforcement of state and local laws, and park rules).  Performs traffic duties (accident investigation, enforcement, etc.).  Responds to calls for service (receiving reports). 

15%     Community Policing.  Makes citizen contacts resolves disputes involving park facilities, minor maintenance issues provided to provide a enjoyable experience for patrons.

10%     Record Keeping.  Prepares and submits paper and computer reports, etc. pertaining to criminal activity, vehicular accidents, citations and summonses, memorandums, security and law enforcement surveys and related correspondence. Completes daily run sheets,
10%     Deposit Collection. Collect deposits from facilities. Transports deposits to banks and court house as needed.

2.5%    Assists Other Agencies.  Assists other local agencies pertaining to law enforcement. Assists other divisions of the parks and recreation department with security related concerns for day-to-day activities and special events.

2.5%    Public Education.  Conducts public education pertaining to park safety, rules and regulations.

2.5%    Training.  Attends periodic staff meetings and annual law enforcement recertification classes.

2.5%    Special Events.  Assists with traffic control, security and parking for major events and special events in the parks.

TYPE:  Part Time

SALARY:  $15.00 to $20.00 per Hour (dependent on qualifications)

(The Intermittent position is a non-benefit eligible position of employment for Shawnee County, which is not permanent, but normally is of longer duration than a temporary position.)


High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

One (1) year of experience in law enforcement or parks management.

Certification as a Kansas law enforcement officer.

Must be 21 years of age.

No felony or domestic violence convictions.

Valid Driver's License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013 2).

Driving record shall have no misdemeanor or felony convictions for traffic or vehicular offenses (DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, hit and run, etc) on their driving record that are less than five (5) years old at the time the County-owned vehicle is being operated by the employee; have no more than two (2) at fault or chargeable accidents on their driving record that are less than five (5) years old at the time the County-owned vehicle is being operated by the employee; and have no more than two (2) traffic infractions (speeding, failure to yield right of way, etc.) that are less than one year old at the time the County-owned vehicle is being operated by the employee.


Required to pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical, drug screen and a review of driving record.OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: 

Visit our website at www.snco.us/jobs to apply.

CLOSING DATE:  12/31/2018