• Natural Resources Police Officer (T) Charleston
  • West Virginia in Charleston, WV, United States
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

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$47,074.24 - During Academy Training
$54,338.24 - After Graduating from the Academy...

Department of Commerce / Division of Natural Resources (DNR) / Law Enforcement Section/Statewide - Do not apply for this job unless you can complete one of the scheduled agency Physical Agility Testing (PAT) sessions. You may test on any scheduled date. See details below. Patrols assigned territory to enforce Natural Resources and Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Area laws, rules, and regulations. Checks for illegal possession of fish & game. Inspects fishing, trapping, and hunting methods employed. Interprets fish and game laws to individuals, sportsmen clubs and other community groups. Participates in conservation education programs. Investigates complaints and reports of violations, forest fires, wildlife damage claims and hunting or boating accidents in accordance with state law. Arrests violators and assists in their prosecution, which includes filing warrants, testifying in court, and submitting evidence. Inspects boating and rafting activities on state waters; assists with fish stocking programs and surveys; provides security services on state recreational facilities and assists personnel of other DNR divisions and state agencies. Maintains issued equipment in proper order. Reviews applications and approves licenses and permits; and inspects operation to ensure continued compliance with conditions of the permit. Assists other law enforcement agencies. Conducts hunter education or motorboat safety courses. May collect injured, diseased or nuisance wildlife for disposal, transport, or relocation. May assist in searches for lost hunters, drowning victims, downed aircraft, etc. Completes daily, weekly, and monthly activity reports of various types. Employee is expected to respond to any call or report of a violation at any hour of the day or night and is subject to duty, or seasonal, undercover, and other special assignments whenever and wherever required by the functions, services and needs of the department. Duties involve an element of personal danger due to the nature of law enforcement work. Work requires considerable travel and outside work in varying weather conditions and difficult terrain. May perform special security detail assignments. Performs related duties as required.

IMPORTANT: New Natural Resources Police Officers (formerly Conservation Officer) must attend the State Police Training Academy, unless applicant is a current certified WV Law Enforcement Officer. At the completion of training, officers are assigned to county locations and work shifts based on available vacancies and agency need. All new employees must be willing to relocate and work rotating shifts.

Employees DO NOT have a choice of assignment location.
PAT TESTING DATES AND LOCATIONS: All PAT sessions are listed below. Applicants should bring clothes for swimming and for running. Report promptly. A written test will be required for those who pass the PAT at a later date. See details below.

April 27, 2024
South Charleston Community Center601 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
Begins at 9 A.M.

May 04, 2024
Beckley YMCA of Southern WV121 East Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Begins at 9 A.M.

May 11, 2024
Aquatic Center at Mylan Park
1847 Fitness Way
Morgantown, WV 26501
Begins at 9 A.M.

May 18, 2024
Romney Wellness Center
68 Heritage Circle
Romney, WV 26757
Begins at 9 A.M

PAT Requirements
Upper Body Strength - Must be able to complete 18 properly executed push-ups within one minute.
Aerobic Power (1.5 Mile Run) - Must be able to complete the 1.5 mile run within 14 minutes, 36 seconds. Candidates should bring a change of clothes for the running test.
Muscular Endurance - Must be able to complete 28 properly executed sit-ups within one minute.
Swimming Test - Must be able to swim 37 1/2 yards fully clothed. Candidates should bring long pants and a shirt for the fully clothed swimming test.

WRITTEN TEST DATE AND LOCATION: - A written test session will be administered on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11 A.M. at the WVDNR Headquarters, 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303. Report promptly.

For directions and details about the test refer to this DNR web site: www.wvdnr.gov/lenforce/employment.shtm You should apply online BEFORE reporting for the agility test.

We do not accept paper applications without prior authorization. You SHOULD apply online BEFORE reporting for testing. Walk-ins are accepted as space is available. Once you apply, you do not need an appointment for testing. If you have questions, call the DNR Law Enforcement Section at (304) 558-2784. To apply now, click the Apply link above. All applicants are required to attend one of the scheduled PAT sessions shown above. Those who pass the PAT are required to take the written test scheduled above. Test may include: completion of written questionnaire, physical agility testing, structured panel interview and other evaluation procedures.

As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.

Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Substitution: Two (2) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a law enforcement officer as certified by the Law Enforcement Training Subcommittee of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction OR an Associate Degree AND two (2) years of continuous active United States military service. OR Four (4) years of continuous active United States military services.
Special Requirement: A valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to swim IN fully clothed. Must pass periodic firearms qualification and may be required to pass annual physical examinations. Must pass a physical examination, psychological evaluation and polygraph examination designed to determine applicant's fitness for Natural Resources Police Officer and general law enforcement duties.

Note: The probationary period for Natural Resources Police Officers shall be one (1) year from the date of certification by the WV Law Enforcement Training Subcommittee of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction. If certified at the time of employment, the probationary period shall be one (1) year from date of employment. If selected, applicant must present certifications as stipulated in accordance with West Virginia Code §20-2-7.

ATTENTION: Applicant must verify post high school education by submitting an official transcript or diploma, training or licensure earned pertaining to this position by the closing date of the posting, if not previously verified. If you are claiming Veterans preference, please submit "MEMBER 4" form and/or your VA Letter. Protecting your personal information is our highest priority. If your official transcript, training/licensure, or Veterans documentation contains your Social Security Number and/or birthdate, please redact that information before submitting it to the Division of Personnel.

Please attach documents to the online application before submitting it. Or, you may email it to: [email protected] or by mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Building 3, Suite 500, Charleston, WV 25305.

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