Department of Administrative Services

Conservation Enforcement Sergeant (2193PS)

$35.09-$46.68 Hourly / $2,807.36-$3,734.49 BiWeekly /
$73,272.10-$97,470.19 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor over conservation, recreation and lake authority law enforcement personnel, enforcing the laws and regulations pertaining to fish, wildlife, parks, forests, boating and the use of department owned or leased land and facilities or for serving as the Training Program Sergeant, overseeing and coordinating law enforcement training and certification activities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Conservation Enforcement Captain or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises Conservation Enforcement Officers and seasonal patrol officers in an assigned area or lake authority.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises assigned staff including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with departmental standards; assigns duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed by unit; keeps records and submits pertinent reports; performs a variety of tasks in study, management and conservation of natural resources and boating safety; assists in surveying needs and identifying problems concerned with enforcement of laws and regulations involving fish, wildlife, boating, parks, forests, recreation, forest fire control and noise pollution from vessels; coordinates law enforcement activity on departmental lands; recommends solutions and corrective action when necessary; guides subordinates in preparing cases for trial and advises on proper statutes or regulations on which arrest can be made; assists in coordinating enforcement of boating laws and regulations between state and municipal authorities and lake authorities within an assigned area; obtains leases and agreements from landowners; performs special surveys or investigations; examines licenses, equipment and takes of hunters, trappers, sport and commercial fishermen; makes arrest and issues warnings and infractions where violations are found; prepares case reports and attends court proceedings; responds to complaints of police errors, improper actions or negligence; carries on educational work among sportsmen, sportsmen’s clubs, boating organizations, lake authorities and youth groups; assists in prevention and suppression of forest fires; performs emergency first aid and CPR when necessary; assists in training of area and lake authority law enforcement and other personnel as assigned; provides law enforcement support to Homeland Security as needed; may supervise and coordinate investigative and K-9 units, T.I.P program and/or all training activities; may act as liaison between Law Enforcement Division and United States Fish and Wildlife Service; may testify as a witness; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of legal procedures involved in apprehension and prosecution of law violators; considerable knowledge of fishing, shellfishing, hunting, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, parks, forests and recreational laws and regulations; knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures; basic knowledge of principles of fish and wildlife management; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation, fish culture, commercial shellfishing, commercial fishing, recreation management, farming, forestry or law enforcement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Conservation Enforcement Officer or its equivalent.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in natural resource management, recreation management, biological sciences, agriculture or law enforcement may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year to a maximum of four years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class are subject to selection and entry standards of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) pursuant to Section 7-294a – e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Training Academy.
  2. Incumbents in this class are required to maintain certification as a Police Officer in the State of Connecticut and comply with all certification requirements as established by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). Loss of certification will result in removal from this class.
  3. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment or transfer to any region in the state consistent with departmental policies or stipulations. Incumbents in this class must be willing to live aboard a patrol boat for as long as three (3) days without relief and to accept appointment as a Special Police Officer.
  4. Incumbents in this class must be willing to work a flexible schedule and accept appointment as a National Marine Fisheries Deputy Law Enforcement Agent and United States Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Agent in specific areas under administrative control of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Qualification as an instructor in a job related area may be required.
  5. Incumbents in this class are required to obtain and retain a standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate and participate in any job related school training session.
  6. Incumbents in this class upon appointment will be required to obtain and retain a current boating safety and personal water craft certification issued by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
  7. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants are required to pass a physical examination.
  3. Incumbents in this class must be able to pass a swim test including swimming 100 yards within four (4) minutes

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to considerable danger of injury and discomfort of working outdoors.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(28)-Police-Protective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

PS 18

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Conservation Enforcment Sergeant in Salary Group PS 18 approved effective February 1, 2008. (2012 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/9/2012

CLASS: 2193PS; EST: 3/4/1994; REV: 3/9/2012;