DNREC Enforcement Trainee

Recruitment #031017-MBBD01-400300

Summary Statement

This is an entry level class responsible for enforcing all applicable fishing, hunting and boating laws. Position will patrol by use of motor vehicle, foot patrol and vessel in varying weather conditions. Position will also respond to all Boating and Hunting Related incidents as well as, calls for vessel related search and rescues and routinely investigate criminal activities involving boating, fishing and hunting, along with applicable laws/regulations protecting our many wildlife management areas.

Preferred Qualification

Possession of a Hunting/Trapping Education Certification.

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 Trainee

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

 

  1. At least 20 and 1/2 years of age.
  2. Associates degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Sociology or related field.

    OR

  1. At least 20 and 1/2 years of age.
  2. Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  3. Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  4. Six months experience in applying natural resources laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in narrative report writing.

Conditions of Hire

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.

As a condition of accepting employment, the applicant, after successful completion of an initial one-year probationary period, shall become an active member of the union. At that time you shall join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, instead, not join but pay a service fee no greater than the dues. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work-related purposes.

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

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

DNREC: For admission to the State of Delaware Police Academy applicants who are made a conditional offer of employment shall be required to successfully complete State of Delaware Council on Police Training approved psychiatric/psychological exam, medical examination and a physical ability test to demonstrate fitness for duty.

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.

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.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at http://ben.omb.delaware.gov/

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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Examination: A written test is required.  You will need to retake the exam if you have not applied in DEL by 3/24/2010. Test study guides may be obtained by visiting the Human Resource Management web-site at  http://delawarestatejobs.com/explore/test-study-guides.shtml. Applicants scheduled for examinations will be required to show photo identification to the exam proctor before taking the exam.  All scheduling notices will be sent via email to the applicant.  Please check your email for your scheduled exam date.

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.

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