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Position Title: Conservation Officer
Agency Name: NE GAME and Parks HQ Lincoln
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: State Wide
JOB DUTIES: Enforce game, fish, boating and park laws and regulations and other criminal and traffic laws as required to fulfill the responsibilities of a state peace officer. Patrol assigned territory and investigate complaints and information received pertaining to possible violations, wildlife depredations, fish kills, stream pollution, etc. utilizing assigned patrol vehicles, boats and other patrol techniques. Prosecute boating under the influence cases, investigate boat accidents and promote boating safety / education. Prepare other state cases for prosecution and assist with the prosecution process as required. Assist in preparing federal cases for prosecution as required in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Perform game, fish and boating census, compile boating accident statistics, game and fish stocking/rescue operations, game/fish banding and tagging, depredation control operations, maintain landowner contacts. Complete wildlife management and park duties as assigned. Prepare and present hunter education, aquatic education, wildlife management and conservation enforcement programs, including presentations on radio and television. Complete and submit related reports and maintain necessary records.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Must possess good character and be knowledgeable of fish, wildlife and parkland resources; communicate effectively with the general public, agency personnel and other law enforcement agencies orally and in writing; operate motor vehicles, snowmobiles, ATV's and watercraft; maneuver on foot over heavy terrain; operate firearms; prepare reports and maintain records; basic computer knowledge and skills; learn Game and Parks Commission regulations, state statutes and criminal code.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be 21 years of age before completion of the training program; be willing to relocate within the State of Nebraska; citizen of the United States; minimum high school diploma or GED; hold a valid Nebraska driver's license; able to read, write and understand the English language at the eleventh grade level; possess good character as determined by a thorough background investigation; no felony convictions or convictions of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary for a term of one year or more. Must currently hold or obtain Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification for continued employment; agency will sponsor required training of uncertified candidates. Must be able to pass the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center's Physical Readiness Entrance Test.

NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to work on Saturdays & Sundays, many holidays, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Requires work under adverse weather conditions and some travel with overnight lodging.

PREFERRED: Preference will be given to candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who currently hold a Nebraska law enforcement certification or are eligible for reciprocity or reactivation training with the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. Preference will also be given to applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resources, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field; and who have work experience in the natural resources and/or law enforcement field.

TO APPLY: Apply on line at Applications must be entered on or before the application deadline to be considered.

*Persons new to Nebraska state government will be hired at the starting pay level. Pay rates for current Nebraska state government employees that are promoted/transferred to this position will be determined by the appropriate labor contract or Classified System Personnel Rules.
Salary: $21.850/hour
Closing Date: 5/29/2020
Contact Person: Personnel Division
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 402-471-5582
Contact Address:
P O Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503
Web Site:
Opening Date: 4/30/2020

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