Notification of Conservation Police Officer Recruitment
(Law Enforcement Officer II — Position No. 00157)
- Westmoreland County
- Isle of Wight County
- Fairfax County
- Franklin County
- Albemarle County
- Accomack County
- Richmond County
- Stafford County
- Lancaster County
- Hanover County
- Henry County
- Southampton County
- Caroline County
- Patrick County
Expected Hiring Range:
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Enforces fish, wildlife, and boating laws and regulations by exercising general law enforcement powers with statewide jurisdiction. Promotes safety and conservation through outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Patrols assigned areas in vehicles and boats, detects law violations, conducts investigations, apprehends and arrests violators, prepares cases for trial, and presents findings in court. Informs and educates the public about wildlife resources, recreational opportunities, and department programs and facilities during law enforcement patrols and through public relations programs. Investigates landowner complaints concerning wildlife damage and provides solutions consistent with wildlife management practices. Maintains department-issued equipment. Records daily activities and completes required reports. Develops effective relationships within the community and with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure that the department's mission is accomplished.
Current law enforcement certification (full police powers) from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is required. Considerable knowledge of fishing, hunting or boating is recommended. Experience in enforcing Virginia wildlife and boating laws is helpful. Considerable knowledge of law enforcement procedures, wildlife management or boating programs preferred. Ability to plan and perform enforcement and educational activities; conduct thorough investigations; collect and preserve evidence; provide legally relevant courtroom testimony; understand laws and regulations; comply with agency and division policy and procedures; effect a forcible arrest; communicate effectively; work cooperatively with agency staff; and deal courteously and tactfully with the public. Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the job including the ability to swim wearing an approved personal flotation device by the end of the required training.
A high school diploma or equivalent and one year of post-secondary training; possession of a valid Virginia driver's license and a safe driving history; at least 20/100 binocular vision, correctable to 20/20 with no job-related color deficiency; and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Ability to hear normal frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 hertz at a pure tone level of 25 decibels or less and no greater than 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 hertz as verified by an audiometer test.
Applicants must be willing to work rotating schedules and weekends, and must be 21 years old by the date of employment. Additional related experience in law enforcement may substitute for some of the required education.
Medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations will be conducted as a part of the selection process. Additionally, candidates for employment must be able to successfully complete a background investigation that will include educational achievements, prior work experience, character and reputation, credit history, and a finger-print based criminal history record check. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" from carrying a firearm [Title 18, U.S. Code, section 922(g)(9)].
Residence Requirements: For the purpose of this policy, residence means: the physical address of the location at which the sworn employee lives or has his home, and physically occupies on a regular basis.
Sworn employees assigned to duty stations will establish a residence that is within the jurisdictional boundaries of the duty station.
Any exception to this policy is at the sole discretion of the Colonel, or his designee, and shall only be considered when it is determined to be in the best interest of the agency.
MUST APPLY ONLINE AT jobs.agencies.virginia.gov, NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON Thursday, January 24, 2013..
Résumé and Cover Letter are required and should be submitted online with application.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES
* Applicants will specify their preferred duty station locations.
** Starting salary is dependent on job-related salary history.