Range Master

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $26.91 - $36.06 Hourly


Essential Functions: These functions may not be present in all positions in this class. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Develops lesson plans and firearms training; assists personnel with improving their marksmanship skills by providing personal instruction; incorporates new and advanced training aids to assist personnel in improving their weapons proficiency.
Provides firearms qualification for Department staff; provides remedial instruction as required.
Reviews with personnel the various Department policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations relating to the use of non-lethal and deadly force.
Provides maintenance and repair to Department issued weapons and gear, armory, supplies, and range equipment to ensure safety of all personnel; orders and provides inventory control of range supplies within assigned budget.
Prepares and maintains accurate records, reports, and files of qualification and weapon maintenance.
Prepares and disseminates memorandums and schedules regarding qualification, weapon maintenance, and other necessary information.
Stays abreast of current laws and new trends in training and armory; attends educational programs and seminars relating to weapon maintenance and training.
Testifies in court as an expert witness regarding firearm training provided to Department personnel and weapons-related matters. 
Performs related duties as required.

Job Description

  • Current: up to $75,000 annually (salary range: $55,968- $75,000)
  • Effective July 7, 2019: up to $77,052 annually (salary range: $57,492 - $77,052)
Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in maintaining the safe operation of the Police Department firing range; develops lesson plans, trains staff, provides firearms qualifications; maintains the Department armory; and maintains records related to the assigned area.  Exercises technical supervision.

There is currently one (1) full-time vacancy.


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Applications must be completed and submitted on-line.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged. 
  • The first application review date will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete .  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.     Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.
It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.     Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process).  Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application. 
All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).
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Additional Information


Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.

Employee accommodations for physical and mental abilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.