$43.36-$54.41 Hourly / $3,468.17-$4,352.42 BiWeekly /
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.
Receives general direction from a Conservation Enforcement Captain or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Conservation Enforcement Officers and seasonal patrol officers in an assigned area or lake authority.
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.
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.
Six (6) years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation, fish culture, commercial shellfishing, commercial fishing, recreation management, farming, forestry or law enforcement.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Conservation Enforcement Officer or its equivalent.
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.
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.