CONSERVATION & RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT OFFICER III (SR-20) - MAUI

Job Details

Salary  

$3,420.00 Monthly

Location  

State of Hawaii Executive Branch

Job Type

Various

Department

Various

Job Number

213321

Closing date and time

Continuous

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 213321 - Wailuku / Kahului, Island of Maui Employment Only - Some of the immediate vacancies are temporary.

NOTE: Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

Enforce laws, rules, and regulations relating to the protection, conservation, and utilization of fish and wildlife, forest reserves, parks and historic sites, natural area reserves, other public lands and waters, and other pertinent resources; perform public informational activities; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

General Experience: Two years of work experience which demonstrates the following abilities:
A. read and comprehend complex material;
B. write clear, factual reports;
C. meet and deal effectively with people; and
D. understand and apply various rules and regulations.

Law Enforcement Experience: One year of progressively responsible work experience in law enforcement which involved the exercise of all the powers and authority of a police officer, including the power of arrest. Such experience must have included formal training, resulting in satisfactory completion and a certificate, in the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of law enforcement such as patrol and surveillance, inspection and investigation, arrest and evidence, search and seizure, report writing, court procedures, and the use of firearms.

Conservation Law Enforcement Experience: One year of progressively responsible work experience in enforcement of conservation and resources laws, rules and regulations such as fish and wildlife, forest reserves, state parks and historic sites, natural area reserves, and other public lands, waters, and resources. This experience must have included all powers and authority of a police officer and involved detecting and investigating violations, collecting and reporting facts and evidence pertaining to such violations, and enforcing and promoting compliance.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

Firearms Requirement:

These positions require the handling of firearms and ammunition. Applicants must meet all Federal and State regulations pertaining to the carrying, use and possession of firearms and ammunition. Under the requirements of the Federal Firearm Gun Control Act, applicants for these positions may not possess a conviction of domestic violence.

Special Requirements:

A. Applicants must be able to swim 100 meters within 3 minutes with or without reasonable accommodation.

B. Applicants must be able to hike 1 mile within 20 minutes with or without reasonable accommodation.

License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

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Other Information

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing your application as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive or check your email-box in a timely manner.

TESTING INFORMATION

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of report of the application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.

YOUR JOB BENEFITS WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII


The State of Hawaii offers its employees who are members of the civil service a range of benefits. Some benefits are offered as a result of collective bargaining agreements and changes may occur.

A summary of these benefits, which is based on full-time employment, is listed below.

Note: Benefits for NON-CIVIL SERVICE appointments will be provided by the hiring department at the time of interview.


With Civil Service modernization, effective July 1, 2002, employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. As a temporary member of the civil service, you will be eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to members of the civil service, with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force of a permanent member of the civil service.


Paid Holidays

You may be eligible for 13 paid holidays each year; 14 holidays during an election year.


Paid Vacation

You may earn vacation leave at a rate that other employers find tough to match – 21 days each full year from the FIRST year of employment. This compares to an average of 10 days offered by private companies. You may accumulate up to a total of 90 days (720 hours) of vacation.


Paid Sick Leave

You may earn sick leave at the same rate as vacation – 21 days per year from the FIRST year, and there is no limit on the amount you can accumulate. Expectant mothers may also use sick leave for pre-natal or post-natal check-ups or any illness related to pregnancy. Plus, unused accumulated sick leave may eventually be used to increase your retirement benefits in certain situations.


Other Leaves

Reasonable time off with pay may be provided for jury or witness duty, a death in the family, some military duty, and donation to the Blood Bank. Leave sharing donations may be granted to eligible employees who have serious personal illnesses or injuries or need to care for a seriously ill or injured family member. Various leaves without pay may also be granted with full re-employment rights.


Health Insurance

The State pays a part of the premiums for each employee's enrollment in a State sponsored Medical, Drug, Vision, and Dental Plan. For more information, visit the Employer Union Trust Fund website www.eutf.hawaii.gov for coverage and options.


Group Life Insurance

The State provides a free life insurance policy for employees.


Retirement Plan

The State contributes to a retirement plan for eligible employees. Generally, employees under the Hybrid Plan with 10 years of credited service and who have reached 65 years of age or have 30 years of credited service and have reached 60 years of age may retire and receive benefits. To find out more about the options you have, go to http://ers.ehawaii.gov.


Premium Conversion Plan

Participating employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.


Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees can reduce their federal and state income taxes and social security taxes through a tax-savings benefit program called Island Flex. This program allows employees to set aside money from their paychecks to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and eligible dependent care expenses on a BEFORE-TAX basis.


Transportation Benefits

Participating employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct qualified transportation expenses (i.e. eligible parking fees, monthly bus passes for TheBus, fare coupons for The Handi-Van, Vanpool Hawaii participation fee, etc.) through pre-tax payroll deductions.


Deferred Compensation

The State offers employees a voluntary pre-tax retirement savings plan designed to give employees a tax break today and an opportunity to build a retirement nest egg through voluntary payroll deductions. Several types of investment options are available.


Temporary Disability Insurance

Qualified employees may be eligible to receive benefits for a disability caused by a non-work related injury or illness under this program.


Social Security

As an employer, the State also contributes to an employee's social security account.


Promotions & Transfers

For employees with membership in the civil service, the State offers promotion and transfer opportunities throughout the State Executive Branch.


Training & Continuing Education

The State supports developmental activities related to an employee's work. In many departments there are numerous in-service training opportunities available. Sabbatical leaves with pay are available for qualified employees.


Travel Expenses

The State may pay for certain business related travel expenses including mileage reimbursement for use of a personal car during work, airfare, meals and lodging expenses for trips to neighbor islands or out of state.


Incentive & Service Awards

The State has a program that recognizes employees for their years of service and provides cash awards for their superior accomplishments and other contributions that improve State operations.


Union & Collective Bargaining

Employees have the right to join the union for collective bargaining with the State and employee representation. Some employee unions provide discounts, insurance and other opportunities. Employees may also decide not to join a union, however, employees are required to pay union service fees unless the employee's job is excluded from collective bargaining.


The above information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available to State of Hawaii employees and is subject to change. Whether or not you are entitled to a particular benefit will depend on your specific appointment and employment status (included, excluded, exempt, non-exempt). Please refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement or executive order and all applicable laws, rules, policies, or plan documents for further details. Nothing herein shall be deemed as creating an employment contract, promise of employment, promise of continued employment, or obligation of any kind on the part of the State of Hawaii.

CLICK HERE for more information on the State of Hawaii's Benefits At-A-Glance.

The State of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Revised 01/13

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SUITABILITY-FEDERAL FIREARM CONTROL ACT-LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT
Convictions of domestic violence preclude incumbents in these positions from carrying firearms and ammunition. Incumbents are required to be qualified to use, carry, and have access to firearms at all times. An amendment to the Federal Firearm Gun Control Act [Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9)] makes it illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence to carry and/or possess any firearm or ammunition. A crime of domestic violence is ANY offense - whether or not specifically identified by law as a crime of domestic violence-which involved the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon committed by the victim's current or former spouse, parent or guardian, by a person living or who lived with the victim as a spouse, parent or guardian or by a person who has had a similar relationship to the victim. This amendment applies to persons convicted at any time before or after the law was passed. There are no exemptions for law enforcement officers (in correctional officers), government employees or agents. If you are a law enforcement employee and you have a conviction record involving domestic violence, you may be affected by this amendment to the law. In answering the following question, you should check NO if all your convictions have been expunged or set aside or you have been pardoned for all your convictions. However, if any pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly provided that you not ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms, you must check YES. You must also answer YES if you received a court martial conviction from a military court or you received non-judicial punishment from military authorities.

Have you been convicted of any act(s) involving domestic violence?
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am not interested in being considered for positions that require handling of firearms and ammunition.
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LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
Possession of law enforcement experience which involved the exercise of all the powers and authority of a police officer is a requirement for these positions.

Do you possess at least one year of law enforcement experience, as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements? If yes, please identify each experience you would like us to consider and provide the following information. All employers listed below should also be listed on your application. Any information you submit may be verified. Treat each change in employer or position separately.

DO NOT leave any answer comment boxes blank. Comments such as "See resume or application" will NOT be considered as a response. (Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected or receiving a lower score).

The information for each employer should include:

A. Name of employer, dates of employment, your job title and hours worked per week.
B. Description of this employer. Was this a state, county or military police organization? Federal law enforcement agency? What kinds of services did it provide? To whom?
C. What was the primary function of your position? What were your major duties and responsibilities? In your description, avoid the use of vague terms such as "investigated," "researched," etc.
D. Please describe the formal training, if any, you gained with this employer in each of the following areas. If none, so indicate. Indicate the type of certificate you received.
1) Principles, practices, methods and techniques of law enforcement.
2) Patrol and surveillance.
3) Inspection and investigation.
4) Arrest and evidence.
5) Search and seizure.
6) Report writing.
7) Court procedures.
8) Use of firearms.
E. Did this employer have or defer to a separate agency or office(r) that had formal responsibility for the enforcement of laws, regulations, etc.? If Yes, what was the relationship of your position to this office(r)?
F. What was the name, job title, and general background of your supervisor?
G. How did your responsibilities and authority differ from those of your supervisor?
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CONSERVATION LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
Do you possess at least one year of CONSERVATION LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE, as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements? NOTE: THIS EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE GAINED CONCURRENTLY WITH THE REQUIRED GENERAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE. If yes, please identify each experience you would like us to consider and provide the following information for each relevant employer. All employers listed below should also be listed on your application. Any information you submit may be verified. Treat each change in employer or position separately.

DO NOT leave any answer comment boxes blank. Comments such as "See resume or application" will NOT be considered as a response. (Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected or receiving a lower score).

The information for each employer should include:

A. Name of employer, dates of employment, your job title and hours worked per week.
B. Description of this employer. Was this a state, county or military police organization? Federal law enforcement agency? What kinds of services did it provide? To whom?
C. What was the primary function of your position? What were your major duties and responsibilities? In your description, avoid the use of vague terms such as "investigated," "observed," etc.
D. What settings(s) did you work in (e.g., forest reserve, State park, marine conservation district, etc.)?
E. Give a DETAILED description of your conservation and resources law enforcement duties. Be sure to include your specific role, the steps you took and what happened as a result of your involvement:
1) What types of conservation and resources laws, regulations, etc. were you authorized to enforce?
2) What kinds of violations did you investigate?
3) How did you collect and report facts and evidence pertaining to such violations?
4) How did you enforce and promote compliance with conservation and resources laws, rules and regulations?
F. Was this experience or volunteer? NOTE: If you gained conservation law enforcement experience as a volunteer, you must submit an official letter of verification from the organization, including dates, number of hours worked, description of duties and contact name and phone number.
G. Name, title and general background of your supervisor
H. How did your responsibilities and authority differ from those of your supervisor?
I. Did this employer have or defer to a separate agency or office(r) that had formal responsibility for the enforcement of conservation laws, regulations, etc.? If Yes, what was the relationship of your position to this office(r)?
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APPLICANT'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT (Continued)
Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. In general, concurrent experiences and/or education will not be double credited unless otherwise specified. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in and of itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. The overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position. Our calculation of experience will be based upon a full-time, 40-hour work week. Part-time experience will be pro rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours/week will be pro rated to six months of experience. Also, hours worked in excess of 40 hours/week will not be extra credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours/week will be credited as one year of experience, not one and a half years.
  • I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to all of the above.
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APPLICANT'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT - MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (Complete information and details)
The information provided in the job announcement represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. A live link to the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements was provided to me in the job announcement.
  • I acknowledge that I have accessed and read the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements via the live link provided in the job announcement.
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APPLICANT'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT - REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
The responses you provide to these Supplemental Questions will be used in combination with your application to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements and/or your final score. Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected or receiving a lower score. Please do not submit a resume in place of completing the Supplemental Questions.

You must submit verification (e.g., copies of official transcripts or diploma as directed below) in order to receive credit for education. In general, proof of education downloaded from and/or submitted through the internet will not be accepted. Education obtained outside the United States must be comparable to education earned at an accredited school in the United States. We also reserve the right to request further information about your academic program, evidence of comparability, or an original transcript.

To receive credit for substitute, temporary assignment, or volunteer experience, applicants must submit an official letter of verification. The letter should include the job title, employment dates, number of hours worked, a description of the duties performed, and a contact name and phone number.

Any information you submit may be verified. Supporting documents must be either electronically attached to your application or submitted to our office within five working days of the filing of your application. Our mailing address is: State of Hawaii Department of Human Resources Development, 235 South Beretania Street--11th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Documents should be identified by job title and recruitment number.
  • I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to all of the above.
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EMPLOYMENT AVAILABILITY
Please check the following conditions of employment for which you are interested and available.
  • Permanent Full-time
  • Permanent Part-time
  • Temporary Full-time
  • Temporary Part-time
  • Shift Work
  • A job at a lower rate of pay
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GENERAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
Do you have at least two years of general work experience as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements?

If yes, please identify each experience you would like us to consider and provide the following information for each relevant employer. All employers listed below should also be listed on your application. Any information you submit may be verified. Treat each change in employer or position separately.

DO NOT leave any answer comment boxes blank. Comments such as "See resume or application" will NOT be considered as a response. (Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected or receiving a lower score).

The information for each employer should include:

A. Employer name, employment dates (from and to, MONTH and year), average number of hours worked per week, and your job title.
B. Describe this employer. Was this a government agency (e.g., Homeland Security, etc.), private security firm, self employment, etc.? What kinds of services did it provide? To whom (describe clientele)?
C. What was the primary function of your position? What were your major duties and responsibilities? In your description, avoid the use of vague terms such as "enforced rules," "conducted inspections," etc. and instead be very specific as to the duties you performed.
D. Please describe your experience with this employer, if any, in each of the following areas. If no experience, so indicate. Describe your specific role, the steps you took, and the results of your involvement. Be sure to include relevant examples. Treat each area separately, in the order given.
1) Reading and comprehending complex material. What kinds of complex reading materials did you routinely use? How did you use these materials?
2) Writing clear, factual reports. What kinds of reports were you required to write? Who used these reports? For what purpose?
3) Meeting and dealing effectively with people. With whom did you have regular working contact, e.g., general public, co-workers, etc.? For what purpose? What did you do in the event of problems?
4) Understanding and applying various rules and regulations. What kinds of rules and regulations were you required to understand and apply? How did you apply these rules and regulations? Did you enforce these rules and regulations? If so, explain. How often did you do so? What kinds of enforcement actions were you authorized to take?
E. How did your duties and authority differ from those of your own supervisor?
09
SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED FOR GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Do you possess relevant education as indicated in the Minimum Qualification Requirements that you would like us to consider, as a substitution for the required General Experience?

If yes, please give the name and location (city, state) of the high school, and date of high school graduation or equivalent credential (e.g., GED); OR submit a copy of your official transcripts from an accredited college or university, identified by job title (Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officer III) and recruitment number (213321), as verification.
10
SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE
Have you completed relevant training in police science or law enforcement as outlined in the Minimum Qualification Requirements that you would like us to consider?

If yes, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts, identified by job title (Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officer) and recruitment number (213321), as verification.
11
SWIMMING REQUIREMENT
Applicants must be able to swim 100 meters (approximately 300+ yards) within 3 minutes with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants will be tested for this ability at the time of interview by the hiring agency. Failure to achieve a passing score on the test may result in removal from the list of eligibles.

Are you able to swim the required distance within the time allotted with or without reasonable accommodation?
  • Yes, I am willing and able to swim the required distance within the time allotted with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • No, I am not able to swim the required distance within the time allotted with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • I am not interested in positions requiring swimming.
12
HIKING REQUIREMENT
Applicants must be able to hike one mile within 20 minutes with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants will be tested for this ability at the time of interview by the hiring agency. Failure to achieve a passing score on the test may result in corrective action, including removal from the list of eligibles.

Are you able to hike the required distance within the time allotted with or without reasonable accommodation?
  • Yes, I am willing and able to hike the required distance with the time allotted with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • No, I am not able to hike the required distance within the time allotted with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • I am not interested in positions requiring hiking.
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BEFORE you click "Confirm Application" in the next step in the application process, be sure to upload (electronically attach) the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS as specified on the vacancy announcement. Failure to provide all required documents may result in your application being rejected.

For any questions regarding this application, the required documents, or the examination process, please contact: State of Hawaii Department of Human Resources Development, 235 S. Beretania, 11th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813, call Teddy George at (808) 587-0972 or email teddy.a.george@hawaii.gov.
  • Official University/College transcript(s) of Associate Degree (or higher) in Police Science
  • Official University/College transcript(s) of (24) semester credit hours in Law Enforcement
  • Diplomas or Training Certificates relating to position applying for
  • DD214 or 215 Discharge Form (If claiming Veteran's Preference)
  • None of the Above

* Required Question

Agency
State of Hawai'i
Phone
(808) 587-0936
Website
http://dhrd.hawaii.gov/job-seekers
Address
Department of Human Resources Development,
Employee Staffing Division
235 S. Beretania Street, 11th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813-2437.

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