Game, Fish and Park Law Enforcement Officers enforce state park, recreation, snowmobile, conservation, criminal statute, and department rules to manage and protect natural resources and the users of those resources, with a strong emphasis on preventing rather than reacting to violations, to create and maintain a safe atmosphere to afford everyone the opportunity to enjoy the natural resources, department programs, recreational services, and facilities.
The incumbent will also need to become familiar with South Dakota outdoor resource and recreation heritage as well as hunting and fishing law enforcement; will be called upon from time to time to assist the Department's Wildlife Division with hunting and fishing law enforcement and constituent contacts; and must also be comfortable with public speaking, giving presentations, drafting articles and columns for public information and playing an integral role in outdoor programs and events.
The successful candidate must become familiar with the procedures to monitor and preserve culturally sensitive sites located along the Missouri River.
Must live within 30 miles of work location listed and must be able to work flexible hours, nights, weekends and holidays.
Applicants must be able to complete South Dakota Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment. As well as successful completion of the Department field training program.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Currently certified as South Dakota Law Enforcement Officer is preferred.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visithttp://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/workbenefits.aspx
Close Date: 03/29/2017
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"
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