Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Public Safety Employment Opportunities

Have you ever thought about becoming a police officer? If so, policing here in the Regional Parks offers many rewards because of our unique setting and diversity of assignments. In order to serve our park community better, we utilize a variety of patrols, including horseback, all-terrain vehicle, dirt motorcycle, street motorcycle, helicopter, 4-wheel drive, sedan, boat, and bicycle.

We are looking for industrious and innovative officers to enforce a myriad of laws not commonly enforced by officers in other agencies, including Penal, Health and Safety, Welfare and Institutions, Vehicle, and Harbors and Navigation codes, as well as our local Ordinance 38. As a District officer, you will have satisfaction and pride in knowing you are making these wonderful parks safe and enjoyable for our park users and their families, as well as protecting the region's wonderful natural resources.

For a complete description of open positions and application information, please visit the District's Employment page.

Public Safety Volunteer Opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities are available under the aegis of the East Bay Regional Park District Police: 

Volunteer Flight Paramedic Program

Volunteer Flight Paramedics are medical professionals with at least three years of experience as paramedics performing pre-hospital care, with accreditations such as ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and first responder CPR. Flight Paramedics fly as a qualified crewmember in the District's multi-role helicopters to deliver rapid, direct, and sometimes life-saving Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical care to park visitors, primarily in remote areas of the East Bay Regional Parks.

Once selected, Flight Paramedics will complete an Initial 16 hour training class followed by approximately 24 hours of supervised field training. Flight Paramedics must obtain and maintain accreditation in Alameda County and full time employment with an approved medical services provider within California.

To obtain more information about this volunteer program and to apply, please contact Sergeant/Chief Pilot Bill Probets. Call (510) 544-3011 or send a message via our online form.

Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol

The District Police Department's Volunteer Coordinator supervises the District's Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol, whose many members enjoy riding and hiking District trails and interacting with the public. The Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol comprises five patrol groups: the Volunteer Mounted Patrol, the Volunteer Bicycle Patrol, the Volunteer Hiking Patrol, the Companion Dog Patrol, and the Volunteer Marine Safety Unit.

The purpose of the Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol is to assist the East Bay Regional Park District and its Public Safety Department in the safe, effective management of parklands. Members receive training in all facets of park user safety and are charged with a duty to Observe, Educate, Report...and Enjoy. The Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol promotes safe and courteous park and trail use by District visitors. Patrol members provide visitors with educational information, and they forward to park and public safety personnel their observations of facility safety or law enforcement issues. Many patrol members are equipped with District two-way radios or personal cellular phones. Patrol members seek to maintain positive relationships among trail user groups and to project a professional image of the District.

For more information about this program and to request membership information, please visit the Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol website.