EnCon Police Division
|Date Opened||5/22/2019 08:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$105,623 - $144,021/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||6/10/2019 11:59:00 PM|
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment, and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.
DEEP's Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (BOR) 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.
BOR 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 the Colonel.
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.
The position will work out of our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.
This is a fulltime, forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday position. Some night and weekend work and travel are expected.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions about the required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Jennifer Tokarczyk, Jennifer.email@example.com, 860-424-3970.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.