Department of Administrative Services

Conservation Enforcement Captain (3417MP)

$38.44-$52.41 Hourly / $3,075.13-$4,192.64 BiWeekly /
$80,261.00-$109,428.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for directing operational activities of an assigned district or may be assigned as the division administrative officer.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises assigned Conservation Enforcement Sergeants, Conservation Enforcement Officers, Police Officers assigned to the Department and other personnel within an assigned district; when serving as administrative officer, supervises specialized units and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans and directs the overall operation of the assigned district or acts as division administrative officer; directs all personnel assigned including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation, and discipline in accordance with department standards; instructs assigned personnel in operations and activities; supervises continuous training and development of personnel assigned; reviews action of subordinate supervisors in regard to employee grievances and general administration of the district; maintains liaison with other law enforcement and state agencies and the general public; represents the department at meetings.

DISTRICT CAPTAIN: Analyzes, evaluates, identifies and makes recommendations for improvement and/or corrective action concerning enforcement of laws and regulations involving fish, wildlife, boating, parks, forests, recreation, forest fire control and noise pollution from vessels; supervises investigations as required; coordinates enforcement of boating programs with municipal authorities within the assigned district; coordinates wildlife liberations and postings of hunting and fishing areas; directs recordkeeping and administrative activities of district; performs related duties as required.

DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: Performs administrative functions related to the statewide law enforcement program; acts as the department public relations officer; compose directives and procedures pertaining to law enforcement; coordinates statewide park and forest recreational law enforcement and related activities; keeps abreast of new laws and ensures their dissemination to law enforcement personnel; provides technical assistance regarding the implementation and interpretation of proposed laws and regulations; conducts investigations of complaints as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of departmental directives, policies, and procedures; considerable knowledge of the principles of modern police administration and the legal procedures involved in the apprehension and prosecution of law violators; considerable knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations relevant to hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, and recreation; knowledge of the principles of fish and wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation, fish culture, commercial shellfishing, commercial fishing, recreation management, farm management, forestry, or law enforcement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in natural resource management, recreation management, biological sciences, or law enforcement may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class are subject to selection and entry standards for the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) pursuant to Section 7-294a-e of the Connecticut General Statues 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 of 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 accept appointments as a United States Deputy Game Warden or special agent for the National Marine Fisheries Services in specific areas under administrative control of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
  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 may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury and to the discomfort of working outdoors while performing the duties of the class.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(28)-Police-Protective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 63

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Conservation Enforcment Captain in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective May 13, 2005. (Revised to update agency name and Special Requirements)

EFFECTIVE DATE

8/3/2012

CLASS: 3417MP; EST: 3/4/1994; REV: 8/3/2012;