0951 Deputy Director I - Park Ranger Chief

Recruitment #PEX-0951-109222



CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

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

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only being accepted through an online process.  Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

* Select the desired job announcement
* Click on "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information
* Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered or “I have Registered Previously”
* Follow instructions given on the screen

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

ALL work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Stacy Chung, by e-mail at Stacy.Chung@sfgov.org.

All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application.

NOTE: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include, but not be limited to an oral interview and/or a performance test.

Final candidate(s) will be invited to take the Supervisory Test Battery (STB). The exam results will be for departmental informational purposes only.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at

General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Terms of Announcement
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by feceral, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted as these will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Reissued: 7/2/21
Issued: 2/3/21
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID#: 109222
MCCP#: 42-041
REC/SC/(415) 831-2082


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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