Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Division Director (Colonel)

EnCon Police Division

Recruitment #180521-0240MP-001

Introduction

                                            

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation is seeking to hire an Energy and Environmental Protection Division Director (Colonel) to oversee the Environmental Conservation Police Division. This division has state-wide conservation law enforcement responsibilities and is made up of three unique geographical districts each managed by a district captain and overseen by a Colonel. 

The division has responsibility of over 255,000 acres of agency owned lands and waters that includes state forests, state parks, wildlife management areas and boating access areas. The division is responsible for the patrol element of Connecticut’s shellfish program, has a cooperative enforcement agreement with NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, boating accident investigation responsibilities and patrol on Connecticut’s state waterways.

The mission of the Environmental Conservation Police is to provide natural resource protection and public safety through education, outreach and enforcement in the areas of fish and game, boating, commercial fishing, wildlife management, parks and forests, recreational vehicles, search and rescue, K-9 Unit,  homeland security and agency emergency dispatch center. This position is responsible for management and oversight of a state-wide law enforcement agency consisting of fifty sworn officers, one permanent administrative secretary, up to twenty part-time sworn officers and a twenty-four hour emergency dispatch center.

This position is full-time and located in Hartford, CT.

Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their applications. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Teresa Munson, Teresa.munson@ct.gov, (860)424-3187. 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

Incumbents must have or be able to obtain certification as a certified police officer from the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) within six months of hire.  If Incumbent is not currently a sworn officer from the Agency, the incumbent must meet all Council entry level requirements under CGS 7-294e-16 including a polygraph exam,  oral exam, psychological exam, physical and drug screen and full background check. 

Outside candidate requirements: 

(In-state)

Oral exam, polygraph exam, psychological exam, physical, drug screen and full background check including fingerprints to FBI.

(Out of state)

All of the above plus obtaining a comparative certification as a police officer from POST.  This process must go before the POST council for review and approval.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for directing the staff and programs of a scientific, regulatory or technical division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of division; develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates and ensures implementation of program goals, objectives, new procedures and procedural revisions; recommends appropriate staffing levels; designs and implements performance review standards for division staff; administers state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to division; develops new laws and regulations related to division programs; serves as state liaison with federal programs; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts and liaison with public and private individuals and organizations and other agency units with the potential to impact program activities; performs related duties as required.

Specific duties for this division include:

Leading a varied and dynamic workforce of environmental conservation police officers with wide-ranging duties in the areas of conservation law enforcement. Managing a five-million dollar annual budget, strategic planning, recruitment and hiring, assignment and adjudication of internal affairs investigations, legislative initiatives, policy development, labor relations, developing memorandum of agreements and asset management and equipment purchases.  The Director liaisons with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and acts as public information officer at critical incidents and special events.  The Division has five specialized law enforcement units which the Director manages including K9, Chemical Immobilization, Boating Accident Reconstruction, Hunting Related Shooting Incidents and PEER support.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of energy, environmental or radiation protection principles, techniques, practices and issues; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; analytical, organizational and negotiating skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of professional experience in natural resource management, public outdoor recreation, pollution prevention, reduction and management, radiation control, radiological regulatory programs or integration of radiological policies and programs, environmental or energy conservation, environmental or energy regulatory programs, integration of energy and environmental policies and programs, energy research or policy development, strategic operational environmental planning, energy planning, radiological planning, emergency response or other related environmental protection or energy field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work OR one (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity responsible for the management of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work or accountable for establishing and monitoring energy and environmental financial and/or business policies and/or procedures.
NOTES:
1. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State Employees, the supervisory Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Supervising Sanitary Engineer (Environmental Protection), Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Radiation Control Physicist, Environmental Protection Supervising Civil Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Environmental Protection Supervising Forester, Environmental Protection Supervising Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist, Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis or other comparable supervisory title responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work.
3. Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring the budget.
4. For State Employees, the managerial Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Energy and Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director, Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director or other comparable managerial title responsible for the management of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the energy or environmental field, including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources, renewable energy, energy conservation or related field 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.
2. A Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the energy or environmental field as listed above including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources, renewable energy, energy conservation or related area may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
3. A law degree with a concentration in energy, natural resources or environmental protection law or a doctorate degree in the biological, earth or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science or a field related to renewable energy, energy conservation or environmental protection may be substituted for six (6) years of the General Experience.
*Note: Education may only be substituted for a total of six (6) years.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A.     Currently certified as a law enforcement officer in good standing with applicable state or federal appointing authority.

B.     Ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience with a natural resource or conservation law enforcement agency with five years of supervisory/command experience managing and organization or substantive organizational unit, at least two of which must be at the rank of Captain or its equivalent or higher.

C.     Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, conservation law enforcement, natural resource management or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.

D.    Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and administration of a conservation law enforcement program.

E.     Excellent interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills.                   

F.    Advanced training such as the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association Leadership Academy, FBI National Academy or a Master’s Degree in Police or Public Administration, Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice.

G.    Knowledge and experience working with federal and quasi-governmental organizations related to the field of Conservation Law Enforcement such as U.S Fish and Wildlife, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, NASBLA, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference/Food and Drug Administration and US Coast Guard.

H.     Experience in managing/supervising a 24 hour dispatch center.

I.     Lead/management experience over specialized units in the field of Conservation Law Enforcement such as a K9 program, Boating Accident Reconstruction Unit, Hunting Related Shooting Investigations, Chemical Immobilization Team, Bike Patrol unit.

J.     Experience effectively responding to potentially controversial issues and the ability to work effectively with senior government officials, legislators, diverse constituent groups and private citizens.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Radiation Division:
1. Incumbents may be required to travel and respond to radiological emergencies within Connecticut and other New England states.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain a security clearance.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.