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Wildlife Law Enforcement Lieutenant - District 3

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $51895 to $93346/year
$51895 - $93346
Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2540055
Categories: Legal
Keywords: law, law enforcement

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

* Salary Grade GN14 *   * Recruitment Range: $51,895 - $78,576 
* ANTICIPATED VACANCY *   * Internal Posting for current WRC Law Enforcement Employees Only * 
* Work Location is WRC District 3 (Nash county) *

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (https://www.ncwildlife.org/ ) is seeking applicants for a Wildlife Law Enforcement Supervisor II (working title: "Lieutenant– District 3") for our Law Enforcement Division.  The NC Wildlife Resources Commission Mission Statement is to conserve North Carolina's wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boater s and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.  The Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of N.C. fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws.
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission Law Enforcement Division employs @210 Wildlife Officers who patrol fields, forests and inland waters at all hours, in all 100 North Carolina counties.  These officers ensure public compliance with fishing, wildlife and boating laws and regulations and enforces the conservation of wildlife resources and provides public safety through both proactive law enforcement and the instruction of quality education.
 
This position is a supervisor (Lieutenant) responsible for managing and supervising the operations of the enforcement program for fish, game and boating laws and regulations. Position will also be responsible for the promotional and instructional work in coordinating firearms and hunter education programs and boating education programs within the district under the direct supervision of the Enforcement District Captain.  Position independently plans, organizes, and leads regular patrols.  Position apprehends, cites, and testifies against violators. Initiates enforcement activities designed to prevent problems or violations before they occur, planning these activities for most of the upcoming seasons. Checks for required license, proper firearms, applicable bag or creel limits, possession limits, proper methods of take, closed season violations, boat registration compliance, required safety equipment, and overall safe boating operation. Follows up on investigative leads or information developed during an investigation. Prepares case documentation to include evidence documentation, interview statements, and field notes.  Other duties include the collection, labeling, securing, and presentation of evidence as well as professional testimony in a court of law. Wildlife Law Enforcement Supervisors maintain professional relationships with District Attorneys, Defense Attorneys, Judges, Wildlife Service Agents, and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Wildlife Law Enforcement Supervisors collaborate with other departments in the agency to enforce laws, ensure public safety, or to assist in activities that support the agency's strategic goals and mission. Establishes and maintains substantial relationships with community, license and vessel agents, hunters and anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts and establishes confidential informants. Position coordinates and provides instruction in hunting safety and boating safety in accordance with agency policy and NCGS. Communicates to hunters, anglers and boaters' changes in NC General Statue (and referenced federal laws), NC Administrative Code and local laws. Represents the agency at public events, public hearings, legislative events, and media events. Attends all required training and schedules all officers within command to attend all training. Schedules and gives civic programs to promote the agency and its objectives. Work is performed during day and night hours and in all kinds of weather. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
This is a Home-Based position, and individual hired into this position will be required to live within District 3.  This position will work a rotating shift schedule during the week (Sunday thru Saturday), with two days off per week.  This position is subject to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will work a minimum of 160 hours per 28-day period.  This position requires occasional travel and overnight stays.  Position will be based out of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission District 3 – which includes Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Johnston, Northampton, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne and Wilson counties.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Individual in this position should have thorough knowledge and understanding of agency and division goals and objectives. Demonstrates knowledge in Wildlife Law Enforcement practices and techniques including patrolling, license checks, enforcement detail, inspection, investigation and other practices. Demonstrates knowledge of NC General Statutes, NC Administrative Code and Local Laws. Demonstrates knowledge of supervision including techniques and practices for supervising work and performance. Demonstrates knowledge of personnel laws, statutes, policies and procedures, from division, agency, state and federal sources.
 
LE Program Management
Schedules work and monitors work quantity and quality in support of program goals and needs. Manages programs to enforce established laws – NC General Statutes which also reference federal laws, NC Administrative Code and local laws – policies and procedures. Schedules resources and monitors quality of the program as evidenced by the individual activities of Enforcement Officers. Utilizes resources available or recruits those necessary to be successful (planning, coordinating, directing, supervising). Analyzes and Resolves Problems.

Human Resources Management
Develops, counsels, disciplines and evaluates performance of employees. Takes steps to ensure a diverse workforce. Administers and ensures compliance with human resources policies and procedures from divisional, agency and state sources. Observes and assess work, performance and competencies; provides feedback on assessment and career development. Provides technical administrative supervision to include patrol duties. Delegates tasks and sets priorities. Establishes and reviews with employees the expectations that guide and motivate them towards professional objectives. Develops knowledge, skills and abilities of employees, develops, counsels, disciplines and evaluates performance of employees. Takes steps to ensure a diverse workforce. Administers and ensures compliance with human resources policies and procedures from divisional, agency and state sources. Observes and assess work, performance and competencies; provides feedback on assessment and career development. Provides technical administrative supervision to include patrol duties. Delegates tasks and sets priorities. Establishes and reviews with employees the expectations that guide and motivate them towards professional objectives. Develops knowledge, skills and abilities of employees.

Communication
Communicates to individuals and groups, internal and external to the agency. Conveys concepts and issues clearly and uses effective listening skills to encourage input and feedback from others. Uses appropriate interactive skills and methods to gain results. Tailors the message to suit the audience. Ensures understanding. Conveys written information to a variety of audiences. Listens and responds appropriately.
 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree and eight years of NC Wildlife Law Enforcement Experience, including one year supervising NC Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers or supervising complex Wildlife Law Enforcement operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
MANAGEMENT PREFERENCES: Management prefers applicants who currently hold the rank of Wildlife Law Enforcement Supervisor I ("Sergeant") with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. 
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Certification as a North Carolina Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Requires knowledge of the NC Hunter Education Program and the NC Boating Education Program, and the equipment used in each.  Requires a thorough knowledge of game, fish and boat law found in the NC General Statutes, NC Administrative Code and the US Code of Federal Regulations. Valid North Carolina driver's license and acceptable driving record. 
 

Supplemental and Contact Information

 
*PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE USING THE OSHR JOB SEEKERS WEBSITE*
 
* Degrees must be received from institutions appropriately accredited by the U.S. Department of Education *
 
All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System located on the Office of State Human Resources "Work for NC" website (http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/ ) for the State of North Carolina.
 
To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form.  Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit.  Attached or incorporated resumes (including Text Resume's on the on-line application) WILL NOT be used for screening for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing a State on-line application form.
 
Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application.  A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that you have, as they relate to the job you are applying for. Please make sure you complete the application in full.  Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 (Form 4) or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference (or obtain Veterans Preference as the spouse of a service related Disabled Veteran). If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
NC Wildlife Resources Commission uses the Merit-Based Recruitment & Selection Plan to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act.  When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills & abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.  The State of NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check.  Pre-employment checks are required for some administrative and education center positions. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)."
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.  To check the status of your application, please log in to your NEOGOV account and click "Application Status".  It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application.  Normal processing time for applications is 30-45 days from the closing date of the posting.
 
If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627.  If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the Wildlife Resources Commission Human Resources Office. 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Human Resources Office
Attn: Bob Schultz, Recruitment Specialist
1751 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC  27699-1703
Phone: 919-707-0104