EnCon Police Division
|Date Opened||7/10/2019 09:30:00 AM|
|Salary||$55,414 - $72,915/year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||7/31/2019 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 Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) Division's mission 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.
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.
In addition to our historical missions of hunting, fishing and boating enforcement, EnCon is also responsible for criminal enforcement, emergency response and public safety patrols in our state parks and forests and is significantly involved in Homeland Security missions in Connecticut. Officers conduct port security checks and patrol public watershed properties as an anti-terrorism measure. The Division serves as the primary backup agency for the United States Coast Guard on Long Island Sound for search and rescue, and is the only state law enforcement agency that routinely conducts waterborne enforcement patrols.
EnCon Officers also protect the public’s safety in Connecticut’s state parks and forests. Connecticut averages 8 million visitors per year in the state parks, forests and campgrounds. Criminal activity of the same nature that occurs in every city and town in Connecticut also occurs in the state’s parks, forests and campgrounds.
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 Division has five specialized law enforcement units including K9, Chemical Immobilization, Boating Accident Reconstruction, Hunting Related Shooting Incidents and PEER support.
DEEP's Bureau of Outdoor Recreation is seeking to hire CT POST Certified Officers or recent retired Officers with active CT POST Certification (C.G.S. 7-294d) in good standing to fill Police Officer position(s) within the Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) Division. After successful completion of specialized conservation enforcement field training, incumbents will be promoted to the target classification of Conservation Enforcement Officer.
EnCon Police: What We Do
To learn more about what it takes to become a Conservation Enforcement Officer, please view the video below:
EnCon Police: Do You Have What It Takes
These positions are non-examined. Open to the public.
· Applicants must have established residence within Connecticut before becoming a sworn member of the Division of Environmental Conservation Police.
· Applicants are required to pass a Physical Agility Test prior to appointment.
· Incumbents must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s license during employment.
The DEEP EnCon Police hiring process is extensive; the time from application to appointment can take several months.
The application to hire process is separated into seven stages:
1. Application Period: How to Apply for Police Officer
2. Physical Fitness Assessment: Candidates must take and pass a Physical Fitness Assessment that measures muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Valid CHIP cards will be accepted prior to the CT State Police Physical Agility Test, tentatively scheduled for August. To register, please follow the instructions on the CHIP Test Schedule. Instructional Video Links:
3. Polygraph Examination: Inquiries concerning employment history; driving history; medical history; financial history; gambling history; illegal possession, use and sale of drugs/narcotics; criminal activity; military history; illegal sexual activity; use of alcohol; general personal data; prior conduct in police/security/corrections fields; subversive, revolutionary or gang activity; basic honesty and integrity.
4. Oral board interview.
5. Background Investigation: Comprehensive review of employment, education, training, criminal, motor vehicle and credit history.
6. Psychological Evaluation: Combination of written tests and interviews to assess suitability for employment in law enforcement.
7. Medical Evaluation: Comprehensive physical examination, including drug screening.
EnCon Police Recruit Training Program
Successful completion of all phases of the selection process means that you are eligible to be considered for final appointment as a Police Officer. Newly hired Police Officers are required to complete twelve (12) weeks of field training and must be able to pass a swim test including swimming 100 yards within four (4) minutes.
In addition, within the first year of employment, incumbents must complete specialized training in core subjects pertinent to conservation enforcement.
Core subjects include but are not limited to: hunting, recreational fishing, commercial fishing, ATV operation, wildlife identification, boating rules and regulations, specialized firearms training, park and forest regulations, homeland security.
Upon successful completion of the required specialized training, incumbents will be promoted to the target class of Conservation Enforcement Officer.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You are unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Due to the large volume of applications, please do not call/email to confirm receipt or status of your application. If your applications submits successfully, you will receive a pop up confirmation, in addition to a confirmation email of your application submission.
Contact Information: Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sergeant Steve Stanko, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-424-3446.
Note to Applicants on Active Military Duty: Special accommodations may be made for applicants on active military duty at the time of the application filing period. Documentation showing out of state deployment will be required. Please contact Jennifer Tokarczyk, email@example.com, 860-424-3970.
The Police Officer may perform a combination or concentration of the following functions on a fixed or rotating basis as directed by the agency:
A. Strong communication skills
B. Stable work history
C. Excellent attendance records
D. Related education or work experience
E. Military experience
F. Experience working with difficult clientele
G. Prior law enforcement experience
H. Excellent driving history
I. Strong computer skills
J. Lifesaving/Medical certifications (CPR, EMR, EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN)
K. Fishing, game (hunting/trapping), boating experience
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.