The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Public Safety and Resource Protection is recruiting to fill a Law Enforcement Policy Officer (Administrative Warden classification) vacancy.
Currently, the Division has an opening for an Administrative Warden with statewide responsibility in the Madison Central Office. Other DNR office locations statewide may be possible based on space availability and managerial approval.
State of Wisconsin benefits include excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote wellness. We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance, flexible working schedules for most positions, and the ability to flex hours with supervisor approval.
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The Law Enforcement Policy Officer has responsibility for developing, reviewing, evaluating, interpreting, coordinating, and communicating the Division of Public Safety and Resource Protection’s (DPSRP) participation in legislative and administrative rule development and policy implementation processes.
The LE Policy Officer:
Manages the Division’s legislative program related to conservation (fish/game/rec vehicle/rec property), law enforcement, and other legislative proposals assigned or that affect conservation law enforcement through the drafting of bill analyses, presentation of testimony, and training to staff.
Participates in development of Division enforcement policies and procedures and is accountable for maintaining the Division’s law enforcement handbook.
Identifies, monitors, analyzes and presents alternatives and recommendations on fish, game, recreational vehicle, law enforcement, and other laws and related policy issues.
Acts as a law enforcement liaison to internal DNR programs regarding policy, rule, and legislative development, including the fisheries program, wildlife program, natural heritage program, customer and outreach services program, invasive species program, and environmental programs.
Integrates with agency policy staff, legislative liaisons, and law enforcement program managers (e.g., Off-highway vehicle administrator, boating law administrator, etc.) to ensure appropriate development and enforcement of conservation laws.
Provides direct ombudsman services to affected external entities (i.e., Conservation Congress, Natural Resources Board, legislative study committees, other stakeholder organizations).
Provides training to new conservation warden officers-in-training on enforcement policy and other administrative processes.
Assists with resolving complex enforcement scenarios involving interpretation and application of conservation laws, including resolving escalated customer and staff inquiries.
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Starting pay is $39 - $41.58 per hour ($81,120 - $86,486 annually).
Pay on appointment for current or former state employees is based on the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases.
This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 81-03. An 18 month probationary period may be required.
Please read below the qualifications for this position:
Must be 21 years old at the time of appointment (before October 24, 2022)
Must be able to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license
Must not have any unpardoned felony criminal convictions or for any crimes that would be considered a felony if committed in Wisconsin
Must not have any unpardoned domestic violence convictions
Appointment will be subject to successful completion of the following 1) physical fitness assessments; 2) background investigation; and 3) psychological testing, drug screen and medical exam.
Additionally, no higher-level education is required upon application or appointment but completion of 60 college credits will be required within 5 years of employment.
Upon appointment, all applicants must possess certification in ATV, Boating, and Snowmobile Safety and possess a valid driver’s license with no OWI convictions within one year, and no more than 2 moving violations or at fault accidents within the past two years. Online courses available at Safety Education – Wisconsin.
The successful candidate may be required to attend a DNR sponsored law enforcement academy as well as participate in field training requirements.
The person assigned to this role must live within 50 miles of their assigned administrative office, however in some cases, employees are able to use their home office as their assigned administrative office. Current Department policy also allows for some telework based on the demands of the position.
DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.
All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.
The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.
Please make sure to describe the following qualifications within your resume and/or letter of qualifications in order to be considered for this position:
Required qualifications include experience with ALL of the following:
Experience establishing and/or maintaining relationships with diverse external partners, communities, local government entities, the public, etc.
Experience analyzing and interpreting legal documents such as statutes, administrative codes, etc.
Training, education, or experience related to legislative or rulemaking processes.
Best-qualified applicants will also have the following preferred qualifications:
Experience as a certified law enforcement officer
Training or education related to legal proceedings, litigation, court procedures, etc.
Experience enforcing natural resources laws
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