Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District

Bridge Patrol Officer (20254358)

Law Enforcement
San Francisco/Peninsula
$38.11-$42.11 Hourly



invites applications for the position of:


Bridge Patrol Officer



SALARY:           $38.11 - $42.34 Hourly

$79,268.80 - $88,067.20 Annually

DIVISION:        Bridge Division




APPLICATION: 1. GGBHTD Online Employment Application 2. Supplemental Questionnaire 3. A copy of BSIS Exposed .40 Caliber Firearm Permit or BSIS Application in Progress 4. A copy of BSIS Security Guard Registration or BSIS Application in Progress 5. DMV K4 Printout – A DMV K4 printout report (10 year driving record) MUST come from any DMV office (not an online print out). A complete DMV K4 report has the word ***END*** in capital letters at the end of the report. K4 reports that state: Unable to Print Entire Record will not be accepted. Request that the DMV provides you with a complete DMV K4 report with the final page that states ***END***. DMV K4 Print-out should be dated within 30 days from the date of job posting. It has to include the

***END*** page and attach to your online application. • Internal Applicants: Human Resources will request for your DMV report as part of the Pull Notice Program. THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Step 1:

Assessment of Education, Training and Experience, as well as submitted Supplemental Questionnaire Step 2: Online Skills Testing with the National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Test for Law Enforcement Step 3: Oral Panel Interview Step 4: Eligibility List. Candidates who pass the panel interview will have their names added to the eligibility list. The District has the option to hire any candidate on the eligibility list. Therefore, placement on this list neither guarantees nor implies that you will be offered employment. Step 5: Department Interview of Final Candidates Step 6: Completion of the following Pre-Employment Requirements (Post offer of Conditional Employment) 6.1 Background Verification. The following tests will be required during this phase:

  • Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) Evaluation • Employment, Character and Background Reference Checks • Review of Judicial Records 6.2 Medical Examination, Drug Testing & Physical Abilities Test (PAT). This will include completion of Drug and Alcohol Verification Form. Step 7: Issuance of Final Offer of Employment to successful candidates The District is a drug free workplace. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo and pass drug testing prior to District employment. The District will invite only those candidates whose qualifications MOST CLOSELY MATCH the position requirements to continue in the selection process. This position is classified as

U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration "Safety Sensitive." Under DOT FTA regulations, employees in "Safety Sensitive" positions are subject to pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random and return-to-duty drug and/or alcohol testing. POST SELECTION


LICENSE / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: • Before the conclusion of the probationary period (or introductory period which is 6 months), MUST be able to obtain/complete: - Baton Certificate and Tear Gas Permit - PC 832 training course – "Laws of Arrest" - Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certificates • Must be able to obtain a Department of Justice "Dangerous Weapons Permit" NOTE: "Any person who has a conviction for any misdemeanor listed in Penal Code section 29805 or for any felony, or is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, or has been held involuntarily as a danger to self or others pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 8103 is prohibited from buying, owning, or possessing firearms or ammunition. There are also prohibitions based on mental conditions, domestic restraining/protective orders, conditions of probation, and specific offenses committed as a juvenile." A list of prohibited categories is available on the Bureau of Firearms website at:




The Bridge Patrol Officer works as member of a fast paced and dynamic 24/7 department with 36 team members to ensure the efficient and effective daily operation and security of the Golden Gate Bridge and associated facilities. Responsibilities include critical infrastructure security, roadway and visitor safety, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, emergency roadway services, traffic management, parking enforcement, revenue collection, and customer service. The Bridge Patrol Officer serves as a customer contact and organizational ambassador for persons who drive, walk and bicycle the Golden Gate Bridge on a daily basis.





Patrols the Bridge and surrounding areas using patrol cars, bicycles, and motorized scooters for the purpose of providing security, suicide prevention/apprehension, and to provide assistance to the public

Responds to all incidents on the Bridge and its approaches, such as accidents, attempted suicides, body retrieval from the South Tower moat and other areas near the Bridge Responds to medical emergencies and first- aid calls

Enforces District ordinances and regulations on the Bridge and surrounding areas and on other District property

Conducts preliminary investigations of motor vehicle accidents, suicides, and any other reportable incidents that occur on the Bridge or surrounding area

Checks the District buildings for physical security

Coordinates with the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies when needed Assists in the apprehension of possible suicides

Assists with traffic and crowd control

Performs traffic control and issues parking citations

Operates tower elevators and performs driving duties as assigned

Maintains positive public relations and performs preliminary investigations of complaints from the public

Knows and follows the safety and health rules and safe working practices applicable to the job Regular and reliable attendance and performance is required





Education and Experience:

Two years’ recent experience working in security, emergency responder dispatching or a related field (this may include Bridge Operations department work experience) that involved frequent


contact with the public.

Current BSIS Exposed .40 Caliber Firearm Permit OR BSIS Application in Progress Current BSIS Security Guard Registration OR BSIS Application in Progress

Completion of two years’ college-level courses in a Criminal Justice related field (AA/AS degree desirable). Note: Additional qualifying experience and/or training might be substituted on a year- for-year basis in lieu of the education requirement. A written statement outlining additional qualifying experience is required.


Required Licenses/Certificates:

Must possess and maintain a current, valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record. No reckless driving and DUI infractions within the last 7 years. No more than 2 moving violations within the last 3 years. May operate District vehicles.

Desirable Licenses / Certifications:

PC 832 Certificate – “Laws of Arrest” First-aid and CPR Certificate


Physical Requirement:

Ability to work outside in all types of weather conditions. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry that weight 30 feet. Ability to drag 165 pounds approximately 10 feet. Ability to climb fences and ladders to access bridge structures. Frequent bending, stooping, and walking. Occasional running and crawling and moving around in tight and/or confined spaces. Ability to learn to use manual shift vehicles. Ability to safely ride a bicycle. Ability to work at considerable heights. Possess the physical abilities required to perform the essential duties of the position. Able to remain standing and/or walking for periods of up to three (3) hours


Mental Requirement:

Ability to remain calm and carry out appropriate action or direction during periods of considerable and sustained stress. Ability to analyze and evaluate situations in order to make sound decisions and take appropriate actions using the facts presented. Ability to incorporate District policies and regulations in the course of carrying out routine duties. Ability to observe and accurately remember physical details such as faces, physical characteristics, names, numbers, locations and incidents, sometimes after only brief exposure. Ability to think and act quickly during stressful situations and emergencies. Ability to make sound and accurate judgments regarding people, behaviors, and situations. Ability to accurately read and recognize potentially dangerous behaviors and situations




Position covers a 24/7 operation. Shifts are 12 hours, AM (days) and PM (nights).





Knowledge of:

Occupational health and safety rules and working practices applicable to this position. Thorough geographical knowledge of the Bridge and surrounding areas, and other District properties

Bridge Operations and District regulations and ordinances


Ability to:

Trained and certified in the use of firearms, bomb detection, fire-fighting, first-aid, CPR, and hazardous material detection and handling

Learn and practice proper procedures for handling threatening situations, crowd control, and reportable incidents

Understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; and routine duties with minimal supervision

Learn traffic diversions on the Bridge and its approaches Learn to drive vehicles equipped with a manual transmission


Learn and properly operate a two-way radio Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Prepare accurate, clear, and concise written reports, using correct grammar and spelling Work with numbers and use basic math accurately

Maintain positive relations with the general public, using tact, discretion, and diplomacy at all times Maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with other District personnel at all levels






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Bridge Patrol Officer Supplemental Questionnaire


  • 1. Do you have a current BSIS Exposed .40 Caliber Firearm Permit?

  Yes       No


2. If not, do you have proof that your BSIS Exposed .40 Caliber Firearm Permit Application has been submitted and in progress?

  Yes       No


  • 3. Do you have a current BSIS Security Guard Registration?

  Yes       No


4. If not, do you have proof that your BSIS Security Guard Registration Application has been submitted and in progress?

  Yes       No


  Yes       No


  • 6. Is/are there any item(s) in the reference stated in the Department of Justice categories which you believe will prohibit you from obtaining the required Department of Justice "Dangerous Weapons Permit" for the position?

  Yes       No


7. If yes, why?