Park Rangers will be required to attend and successfully complete a Department approved law enforcement training academy. Park Ranger Recruits may be assigned to a local academy or may be required to attend an academy outside of reasonable commute distance. If a Park Ranger Recruit is assigned to an academy, that is not within commute distance, the City of San Jose will provide housing and a stipend for meals.
Park Ranger Recruits are considered employees of the City of San Jose while in the academy, and will earn $31.59 per hour. The City provides all required academy fees, uniforms and equipment. Academy hours vary and some training may occur after hours and on weekends. Overtime may be required. Park Ranger Recruits in training will be required to provide their own daily transportation. Upon graduation from the academy Park Ranger Recruits will enter the Field Training Program.