Public Officer

Public Officer
Organization Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Location Los Angeles, California
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Dec 22, 2022

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is recruiting for a Public Officer who will be responsible for maintaining parking lot locations managed by the MRCA. Additional duties will include general park maintenance, visitor service, responding to emergencies (medical and wild land fires), issuing parking citations.

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This is a professional position that requires a highly motivated, responsible, organized and self-starter individual who can handle an array of tasks, has good judgement and can make decisions, and works independently or as part of a team.


This position reports to a Supervising Ranger. Assorted tasks may be supervised directly by Division Chief or other Executive Staff.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Maintain electronic and mechanical pay stations.
  • Collection and transport of money from pay stations.
  • Issuing parking citations.
  • Perform traffic control.
  • Open and close park gates.
  • Use, wear and maintain protective equipment which includes chemical agents (O.C.) and body armor.
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on agency vehicles and various equipment.
  • Perform a variety of maintenance, restoration and repair duties.
  • Remove graffiti as necessary, empty trash cans, clean restrooms, clean up litter, remove graffiti and illegal dumping.
  • Conduct interpretive programs.
  • Operate with substantial independence and coordinate work with others in completing assignments.
  • Coordinate with vendors and other government entities.
  • Maintain good habits of answering and responding to incoming telephone calls, correspondence, and when communicating and providing customer service to citizens who seek assistance.
  • Maintain positive relationships with coworkers, representatives of other government agencies, non-profit organizations, homeowner’s associations, and the public at large.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to hike, run, bend, lift, stoop, kneel, reach and climb, lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds for a distance up to 50 feet both indoors and outdoors, constantly work in outdoor weather conditions and frequently move about work sites,
Incumbents should have physical strength, endurance and agility; be mentally alert and physically sound; hearing and vision sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.

Required Hours and Location

40 hours per week, must be available to work nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. Must be available to work at various locations.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Education and Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a High School diploma or GED equivalent. B.A. or B.S. degree preferred. One year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.
  • Two (2) years of experience in law enforcement, parking enforcement, EMS or other related field is recommended for appointment.

Training and Certification

  • Certificate in First Aid/CPR for the professional rescuer or equivalent, or ability to attain within 6 months of employment.

Knowledge of: 

  • Common Windows-based programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Proficiency in basic mathematics; basic grammar and spelling as required in preparing reports and records.

Ability to:

  • Prioritize varying tasks, projects, and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Work independently to handle multiple tasks under deadlines.
  • Revise work approach and/or tactics to address changing conditions.
  • Complete projects and follow oral and written directions.
  • Quickly change tasks and focus.
  • Exercise discretion and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Ability to complete a P.O.S.T. approved P.C. 832 course.
  • Ability to complete the MRCA Wildland Fire training within one year of employment.


  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.
  • Emotional maturity; tact and diplomacy; poise and self-confidence.

Other Requirements

Candidates must have a valid California driver’s license in good standing with a satisfactory driving record (must provide DMV printout). Employees must be willing to participate in agency emergency response. Bilingual skills in English, and other locally common language, such as Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Chinese, Armenian, Yiddish, or Tagalog is desired.

This job announcement is not intended to, and does not, create an employment contract of any kind and does not create any express or implied contractual obligations. Employment at MRCA is at-will without exception. The employee and MRCA may terminate employment at any time with or without advance notice and with or without cause.

Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.

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