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.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
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 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 department at meetings;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
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 assigned district;
Coordinates wildlife liberations and postings of hunting and fishing areas;
Directs recordkeeping and administrative activities of district;
DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Performs administrative functions related to statewide law enforcement program;
Acts as 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 dissemination to law enforcement personnel;
Provides technical assistance regarding implementation and interpretation of proposed laws and regulations;
Conducts investigations of complaints as required;
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
state and federal laws, statutes and regulations relevant to hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling and recreation;
departmental directives, policies and procedures;
principles of modern police administration and legal procedures involved in apprehension and prosecution of law violators;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
principles of fish and wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation;
oral and written communication skills;
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
In addition to the checking of references and facts in the application a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Conservation Enforcement Captain in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective August 3, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007