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Conservation Officer

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - St. Paulmi, Minnesota

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MN Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (NR SPECIALIST 2 CO) Division/Bureau: Enforcement Location: Various Salary Range: $22.67 - $29.88 hourly / $47,335 - $62,389 annually Posting Number: 131743000001 Job Duties: NOTE: This is a general announcement for recruitment for Conservation Officer candidates. The Division of Enforcement anticipates hiring Conservation Officers for two separate academies; Spring of 2014 and Spring of 2015.
  • Conservation Officers work to ensure public safety and compliance with state game and fish, recreational vehicle, and natural resource commercial operation laws. Responsibilities include law enforcement, public safety, and education in the following areas:
    • hunting and fishing seasons
    • methods of taking animals and fish
    • bag and possession limits
    • public safety, especially where it concerns alcohol use while hunting or operating recreational vehicles and watercraft
    • commercial use and possession of natural resources and products
    • the protection of the state’s land, air, and water
    • youth and adult safety training and hunter education classes
  • Conservation Officers work flexible hours to meet the seasonal needs in their assigned patrol areas and often work from a 4x4 patrol vehicle, a snowmobile, and ATV, or from various watercraft.
  • Conservation Officers are expected to work nights, weekends, holidays and game and fish season openers.
  • Selected candidates will attend a 12 week training academy at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota where you will be expected to live on-site Monday through Friday. Upon completion of the 12 week training academy, successful candidates are then required to complete 12 weeks of field training where you will work closely with an experienced Conservation Officer.
  • Must possess a valid MN Peace Officer’s License; or be eligible to be licensed by the MN Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) prior to the time conditional offers are made; or complete basic police training and be certified as a full-time peace officer in a state or federal law enforcement agency with which Minnesota has reciprocity and pass the P.O.S.T. Board reciprocity exam by the time conditional job offers are made.
For more information regarding the position, qualifications and to apply click on the link below to get to the State of Minnesota’s job website. statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting For more information please contact: COrecruitment.dnr@state.mn.us The deadline for applications is September 13, 2013. Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer Apply Here: www.Click2Apply.net

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 20
  • Education: : Bachelors
  • Experience: : Experienced

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