Seasonal Park Patrol- Certified

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time.

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Seasonal Park Patrol- Certified

Closing Date/Time: Wednesday, 7/31/2024, 4:30 pm

Salary: $24.50 to $26.50 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Seasonal Park Patrol - Certified oversees public activities by providing safety, security and law enforcement of all Scott County Conservation properties. Enforces Code of Iowa and Conservation Board rules and regulations. Acts in a public relations capacity providing information and assistance to the general public.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Maintains regular park patrol schedule. Enforces Code of Iowa and Conservation Board rules which includes arrest authority, writing tickets, issuing warnings, and maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for the general public.

Serves in a public relations capacity providing assistance and information to the general public as requested.

Enforces fish, game, and natural resource laws and works in cooperation with State Conservation Officers.

Responsible for reporting maintenance problems or hazardous situations to maintenance staff that requires immediate attention.

Operates assigned equipment, to include various types of motorized vehicles, radios, computers, and law enforcement gear.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
High school diploma or GED equivalent, some post high school education in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field preferred; AND one (1) year law enforcement or conservation experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Human relations and behavior when confronting victims, witnesses, suspects, and the public during performance of duties.

Customer service principles, practices, and etiquette.

Skill in:
Using discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.

Exercising good judgement in evaluating situations, making decisions and resolving disputes with diplomacy, and tact.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must be an Iowa Certified Peace Officer and have the ability to obtain a Weapons permit.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and requires exposure to all hazards associated with law enforcement abilities.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.