DNREC Enforcement Officer I

Fish and Wildlife Seasonal Natural Resources Officer I

Recruitment #042920-MBBD02-400300

Introduction

 

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Officers protect wildlife and fisheries resources, promote boating education and safety, hunting and fishing, respond to boating emergencies and are a partner in Delaware's Homeland Security maritime mission.

 

Click here for more information about the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.

 

Summary Statement

This seasonal year round Officer position performs a full range of law enforcement activities, receives minimal supervisory direction and assistance, assists in presenting formal educational seminars and specialized training to other agencies, public and private representatives and the general public. Regular contacts are typically with other agencies, other Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies, community organizations, the general public and people that are believed to be violent, intoxicated and possessing weapons.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Possession of a Hunting/Trapping Education Certificate.
  2. Six months experience in applying natural resources laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Implements appropriate law enforcement action in response to complaints, traffic,  criminal, regulatory and other activities.
     
  • Investigates suspicious and criminal activity which includes detecting, collecting and preserving physical evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants, processing charging documents, executing search and arrest warrants and processing defendants.
     
  • Performs vehicle and foot patrol of assigned areas.
     
  • Performs community policing through informational presentations and educational seminars for other state agencies, schools, the public and community organizations.
       
  • Provides protective services to state employees, visitors and the general public.
           
  • Conducts surveillances and performs undercover assignments.
     
  • Provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies as back-up or primary response.
     
  • Takes into custody and transports felons and prisoners.
     
  • Presents evidence and testimony and prosecutes cases in court.
      
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports pertaining to response of an incident, daily activity and investigations.
     
  • Calibrates, maintains and uses various technical instruments and equipment to determine safety compliance and operational readiness.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for DNREC Enforcement Officer I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
  2. Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  3. Six months experience in law enforcement which includes interpreting and enforcing regulations, investigating suspicious or criminal activity, interviewing witnesses, victims, suspects and defendants, executing search and arrests warrants and processing defendants.
  4. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 06/27/2020 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.  

To meet the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s safety requirements, applicants for this position must successfully complete a baseline swimming assessment to demonstrate fitness for duty. For additional information concerning the Fish and Wildlife swimming assessment, please visit our website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Documents/FWE-Swimming-assessment.pdf.

As a condition of hire, the applicant must show proof of boater education (a state-issued card or NASBLA-approved certificate) or successfully complete a NASBLA approved boating safety course within 90 days of employment.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.