Now hiring: Minnesota DNRThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the position of conservation officer until Oct. 14.
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the position of conservation officer until Oct. 14.
The DNR’s Division of Enforcement anticipates hiring up to a total of 26 conservation officers for academies to be held in the spring and fall of 2012.
Conservation officers provide public safety, resource, and recreation protection response to all field operations for which the DNR Division of Enforcement is held responsible in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, and policies.
Applicants must possess a valid Minnesota Peace Officer’s License; or be eligible to be licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board 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 Board reciprocity exam by the time conditional job offers are made.
Some of the minimum qualifications include:
-Knowledge of fish and wildlife identification, habitat, and other related environmental sciences.
-Experience in and/or knowledge of outdoor recreation activities.
-Ability and willingness to perform the job in adverse weather and other environmental conditions and to work unusual, varying shifts.
Candidates must pass the general written exam to be admitted to other portions of the exam/selection pro-cess. Other portions of the process will include: interview, exercise that will demonstrate knowledge of fish and wildlife species identification, knowledge and use of law enforcement equipment, firearms identification and safety, and completion of a comprehensive background investigation.
Conditional job offers will be based on passing a medical evaluation, functional capacity exam, and psychological evaluation.
The written examination will be held Oct. 29 at the DNR Central Office in St. Paul.
Notifications will be handled electronically. Applicants must have an updated email address on their resume to be contacted by the DNR.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their resume to the database through the online Resume Builder at https://statejobs. doer.state.mn.us/ResumeBuilder.
For more information contact Enforcement Recruitment at COrecruitment.firstname.lastname@example.org.