$30.42-$40.68 Hourly / $2,433.99-$3,254.22 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in enforcing state laws and regulations pertaining to fish, shellfish, wildlife, parks, forests, boating, snowmobiling and use of department owned or leased land and facilities as well as performing a variety of tasks in the study, management and conservation of natural resources.
Works under the general supervision of a Conservation Enforcement Sergeant or other employee of higher grade.
Patrols an assigned area examining licenses, permits, equipment and takes of hunters, trappers and persons engaged in sport and commercial fishing; enforces laws and regulations involving fish, shellfish, wildlife, boating, recreation and forest fire control; performs a full range of public enforcement, protection, security and administrative functions as needed; investigates complaints and takes law enforcement actions when violations are found; prepares cases for trial and gives evidence in court; conducts surveys or investigations as assigned; prepares detailed reports of activities; performs emergency first aid as needed; participates in wildlife conservation projects such as improving cover and habitat for fish and wildlife, liberating birds, quadrupeds, fish and crustacea into their proper habitat, planting food patches for wildlife, taking census of wildlife population, making winter observations of wildlife to determine whether feeding is necessary and trapping and controlling predators; obtains leases and agreements from landowners; assists in investigation, prevention and suppression of forest fires; performs various tasks of a non-theoretical nature connected with furtherance of study, control and conservation of marine and anadromous fish, shellfish and crustacea; carries on educational and public relations work; performs search and rescue work as required; may be required to operate computer aided dispatch, laptop or other type of computer equipment; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of fishing, shellfishing, hunting and trapping laws, regulations and methods employed in taking of fish and wildlife; knowledge of habits of common indigenous wildlife, fish (freshwater, marine and anadromous), crustacea and shellfish; knowledge of firearms and other hunting and/or fishing implements; knowledge of criminal and motor vehicle laws and law enforcement procedures; knowledge of boating laws and regulations; knowledge of regulations pertaining to use of parks and forest lands; knowledge of common types of recreational and commercial fishing vessels, gear and methods employed in commercial taking of fish, shellfish and crustacea; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to learn to operate a large, power driven boat; ability to utilize computer software.
Three (3) years of experience as a certified Police Officer assigned to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection above the level of Protective Services Trainee.
A maximum of two (2) years of experience will be substituted for the following:
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to considerable danger of injury and discomfort of working outdoors.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Conservation Enforcement Officer in Salary Group PS 15 approved effective April 13, 2007. (2012 SCOPE Review)