Website Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality
Conservation Officer SR A12
- Job Description
- Note: If you previously applied to this posting, please do not reapply, your application is still being considered.
This specialized law enforcement position functions in a professional manner, with a goal of providing a predictable, reliable and effective multi-media environmental enforcement program. The position requires knowledge of investigative techniques and consistent exercise of discretion. This position analyzes, interprets, develops, and applies various criteria to non-routine and non-mechanical processes. As a certified State Peace Officer, this position directs, conducts, and coordinates criminal investigations. In addition, this position conducts administrative and civil investigations to recover state funds expended at clean-up sites. This position assists and provides training to regulatory personnel, various state, local, and federal agencies, including special task forces and prosecuting officials (county, state and federal) in environmental litigation. This position has multiple county responsibilities, is supervised remotely, and is expected to utilize an established priority system and policy/procedures manual for independent decision-making. This section is managed under the Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division. This position is MCOLES certified and required to carry a firearm.
- Required Education and Experience
Education level typically acquired through completion of high school.
Three years of experience equivalent to a Conservation Officer, including two years equivalent to Conservation Officer E11.
- Additional Requirements and Information
- Employee is required to live within 25 miles of the Warren District Office.
Must Be MCOLES certified
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All applicants must attach to their application a cover letter, resume, and response to the following:1. Provide us with a detailed summary of one of your most thorough investigations; explain how this investigation best demonstrates your ability to accurately gather, organize, document, and analyze information; draw accurate conclusions; and make useful recommendations for prosecution.
2. Explain your ability to communicate information accurately, give instructions and guidance to others, both internal and external to your agency, when subjected to pressure, uncertainty, or opposition.
3. Explain your experience with and ability to write detailed investigative reports for both prosecution referral and close out purposes (where no prosecution is requested) ensuring the public that an objective and complete investigation did in fact occur.
The above has been identified as key knowledge, skill and ability areas. The information you provide will be reviewed as part of this selection process.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
If applicable, you must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts. For our purposes, “Official Transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications
Positions in this class are test-designated and subject to pre-appointment, random-selection, and post accident drug and alcohol testing.
Willingness to submit to a thorough background investigation designed to measure the applicant’s suitability for law enforcement work.
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Absence of a criminal record of felony or misdemeanor convictions which would prohibit the applicant from receiving, possessing, and carrying a firearm.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a valid Michigan driver’s license.
Some positions in job are assigned job duties that may require possession of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
Conservation Officer 10, E11, 12, 13
Completion of the Conservation Officer Recruit School and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (COLES) basic police schools.
View the Job Specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ConservationOfficer_12458_7.pdf(Download PDF reader)
- State of Michigan
400 South Pine Street
Lansing, Michigan, 48909
- (800) 788-1766
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