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DNREC Enforcement Officer V

Dover - Delaware (DE),

State of Delaware

Job Description:

Introduction


The Environmental Crimes Unit investigates environmental crimes and enforces a wide variety of environmental laws and regulations for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).


Click here for more information about the Environmental Crimes Unit.


Summary Statement

This position is Lieutenant with the Delaware Natural Resources Police, Environmental Crimes Unit with the Division of Community Affairs, Delaware Department Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The incumbent ensures that Delaware citizens are provided with an efficient and effective response to environmental related incidents and emergencies. This position is responsible for supervising a cohort of dedicated and well trained certified Police Officers while conducting fair and impartial enforcement of Delaware's environmental laws. This position is a member of the Delaware Emergency Response Team and responds to hazardous materials incidents.

Preferred Qualification

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

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

  • Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
  • Three years experience in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing in-depth, long-term law enforcement investigations.
  • Three years experience in public relations, media relations or communications which includes establishing and promoting a positive image with the public, informing or influencing specific audiences through the use of internal and external communications such as public forums, journalism, writing, marketing, advertising, promotions, or special events.
  • Three years experience in presenting training courses which includes using a variety of training methods such as lecture, structured exercises, role play or group discussion as well as the use of training materials such as overheads, PowerPoint, handouts or videos.
  • Three years experience in preparing and developing training courses.
  • Six months experience in technical report writing.
  • Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This position will have Statewide responsibilities which requires travel throughout the State. The State of Delaware provides transportation services to State agencies.

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.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

DNREC Medical Exam: To meet the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety requirements, applicants for this position must successfully pass a baseline medical examination to demonstrate fitness for duty. For additional information concerning the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety Program, please visit our website at Http://www.awm.delaware.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/AWM%20Gallery/AWMSafety.pdf

As a condition of hire you must possess a Hazardous Material Technician certification OR you must agree to obtain the Hazardous Material Technician certification within one year of hire.
As a condition of hire if the successful candidate’s State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate has become inactive (per Council regulations) the successful candidate must obtain an active certificate within 90 days of employment.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

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.

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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