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2014 Environmental Police Officer A/B Examination

Police Force:Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affai
Location:State wide locations.
Salary:$0.00 to $0.00 Annually

2014 Environmental Police Officer A/B Examination

2014 Environmental Police Officer A/B Examinatiion
Agency Name:Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Official Title:2014 Environmental Police Officer A/B Examinatiion
Functional Title:2014 Environmental Police Officer A/B Examination
Occupational Group:Police, Guard, Correctional
Position Type:Not Given
Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time
Salary Range:$0.00 to $0.00 Annually
Bargaining Unit:05
Shift:Multiple
Confidential:No
Number Of Vacancies:100
City/Town:Multiple/Various Locations
Region:N/A
Facility Location:State wide locations.
Application Deadline:05-19-2014
Apply Online:No
Posting ID:J41551
Duties:

Under general supervision from Environmental Police Officers or others of higher grade: enforces all general laws of the Commonwealth focusing on the protection of natural resources, wetlands, and waterways, commercial and recreational outdoor activities, and federal laws pertaining to the protection of the Commonwealth?s natural resources; follows up on enforcement actions by appearing on the government?s behalf in court or legal proceedings; investigates accidents and/or fatalities involving hunting, boating, and recreational vehicles; provides a law enforcement presence and makes law enforcement decisions regarding the environment, public safety, and related educational activities within an assigned geographic area; performs basic maintenance and upkeep and operates motor vehicles, motorboats, snowmobiles, off road vehicles, and related safety equipment; operates electronic equipment; operates enforcement tools, such as handguns, shotguns, chemical immobilizers, chemical weapons, batons, flashlights, and handcuffs; operates personal computers and mobile data terminals; files reports, issues citations, and keeps current with changes in law and polices; conducts patrols, boardings, surveillance, and inspections of commercial and recreational boats, off road vehicles, snowmobiles, and all respective dealers and establishments for compliance with related state and federal statutes and regulations; observes covertly or overtly commercial and/or recreational enterprises or individuals engaged in the activities of boating, fishing, and hunting; launches and retrieves trailered boats, snowmobiles, or off road vehicles; performs search, rescue, and recovery operations; and performs related work as required.

EXAMINATION WEIGHTS: Your results on the written examination represent 90% of your final mark, with your rating in employment and experience making up the remaining 10%. Applicants must first attain a passing mark on the written examination in order to receive a rating in employment and experience. If you are NOT claiming credit for prior relevant employment and experience, your results on the written examination represents your final mark.

Qualifications:

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

As of the date of appointment, candidates must:

1. have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

2. have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or para-professional experience in wildlife or fisheries conservation or management, natural resources conservation or management, biological or environmental science, forestry, ecology, marine science, conservation law enforcement or related field, or any equivalent combination of such experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

· An Associate's degree in environmental science, biology, oceanography, ecology, natural resource management, wildlife management, fisheries management, forestry, conservation law enforcement or related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience on the basis of two years of education* for one year of experience.

· A Bachelor?s or higher degree in environmental science, biology, oceanography, ecology, natural resource management, wildlife management, fisheries management, forestry, conservation law enforcement, or related field may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education* for one year of experience.

*One year of education equals 30 semester hours or its equivalent. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

3. Be at least 21 years of age (pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 467 of the Acts of 2004).


Preferred Qualifications:

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

As of the date of appointment, candidates must:

1. have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

2. have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or para-professional experience in wildlife or fisheries conservation or management, natural resources conservation or management, biological or environmental science, forestry, ecology, marine science, conservation law enforcement or related field, or any equivalent combination of such experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

· An Associate's degree in environmental science, biology, oceanography, ecology, natural resource management, wildlife management, fisheries management, forestry, conservation law enforcement or related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience on the basis of two years of education* for one year of experience.

· A Bachelor?s or higher degree in environmental science, biology, oceanography, ecology, natural resource management, wildlife management, fisheries management, forestry, conservation law enforcement, or related field may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education* for one year of experience.

*One year of education equals 30 semester hours or its equivalent. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

3. Be at least 21 years of age (pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 467 of the Acts of 2004).

EXAMINATION SUBJECTS:


The written examination will be designed to test, where practicable, the following knowledges, skills and abilities which have been established as qualifications for the position: ability to demonstrate written comprehension through reading and understanding information and ideas presented in writing in order to understand agency policy, procedure, and practices, abstracts, and boating and hunter safety manuals; ability to perform mathematics by using numbers, their operations, and their interrelationships in order to count legal and illegal amounts of fish and game species, to determine bag limits and quotas of species allowed, to determine legal and illegal percentages of a batch, and to determine the total fine on a civil citation; knowledge of the conservation and management of wildlife and wildlands resources and safe and ethical hunting practices, in order to effectively patrol haunts and habitats of mammals, birds, amphibians, flora, and fauna; knowledge of the husbandry of fish populations for recreational, ecological, and commercial purposes including management of living marine resources in order to effectively patrol fresh and saltwater habitats, to identify various salt and freshwater species, to determine where those species may congregate seasonally, and to identify and determine the types of gear used for harvesting, such as hook and line, lobster pot, and gill nets; and knowledge of the criminal justice system, including criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues in order to perform basic police functions, such as identifying violations, apprehending violators, and assisting in prosecuting cases.

Candidates who pass the written examination AND receive a conditional offer of employment from the appointing authority will be instructed on how to apply for the Physical Abilities Test and other screening processes. Questions about qualifications listed below should be directed to the appointing authority.

Medical Exam: Candidates must pass the medical examination before participating in the PAT. The Medical and Physical Fitness Standards are available for review on our website (www.mass.gov/civilservice) at the Medical and Physical Standards section. Candidates will be required to pass both a medical examination and a psychological evaluation before appointment.

Physical Abilities Test (PAT): All candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be instructed on how to schedule and take the PAT. The PAT is a test of the candidate?s aerobic capacity and physical capability to perform various tasks required on the job. A separate fee (currently $150) is charged for the administration of the PAT. The PAT Training Guide is available on our website (www.mass.gov/civilservice) at the Medical and Physical Standards section.

Academy Training: All candidates appointed as a full-time Environmental Police Officer A/B as a result of this examination will be required to successfully complete police academy training approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee.

Additional Training: All candidates appointed as a full-time Environmental Police Officer A/B as a result of this examination will be required to successfully complete a Certified Lifesaving or Advanced Lifesaving program administered by the American Red Cross or YMCA, as approved by the Office of Law Enforcement, Massachusetts Environmental Police, during the probation period.

Character: No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be appointed as an Environmental Police Officer A/B. A candidate may be disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police services.

Firearms Permit: A candidate must qualify for a Class A License to Carry Firearms.

Driver's License: A candidate must possess a valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator's license prior to appointment.

Comments:

Written Examination Locations: Various sites across the state

*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date. Applications will NOT be accepted after May 27, 2014


This examination is being held to establish an eligible list from which to fill Environmental Police Officer A/B vacancies in the Office of Law Enforcement, Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Candidates must take and pass this examination in order to be placed on the Environmental Police Officer A/B eligible list.

EXAMINATION PREPARATION AND READING LIST:

Examination for this series is scheduled for June 14, 2014. All applicants are encouraged to read all the texts and other materials listed below and on all pages of this announcement. Please note carefully which edition and/or date of publication is listed for each item. All chapters, appendices, glossaries, etc., are included unless otherwise noted. All examination questions will be based on these materials.

READING LIST: Available at www.mass.gov/hrd/readinglists

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EXAM, YOU MUST GO TO:

www.mass.gov/civilservice

ClosingDate:05/19/2014
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34791

 

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