Full Job Description
TPWD - Reinstated Probationary State Park Police Officer (00010738)
Organization: PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Primary Location: Texas-City Not Applicable
Work Locations: Texas - Statewide Multiple Locations
Job: Protective Service
Employee Status: Regular
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
State Job Code: 6251
Salary Admin Plan: B
Salary (Pay Basis): 3,750.00 - 3,750.00 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2020, 2:10:32 PM
Closing Date: Ongoing
To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
HIRING CONTACT: Wes Masur, (512) 389-8001
PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: To Be Determined, Texas.
Under the direction of the State Park Police Captain, this position is responsible for the law enforcement operations, public safety, security, preservation, protection of Texas State Parks. Performs public safety and resource enforcement work in a state park and surrounding communities. Work involves providing field enforcement of criminal and general laws of the State of Texas, park rules, and regulations; resource protection; safety; and information and education to the public. Provides professional law enforcement and public safety operational services duties as described: Enforcement of the Texas Penal Code and relevant provisions of other Texas Laws, Texas Parks & Wildlife Code, State Park Rules and Regulations and applicable Federal laws; Community oriented policing through education, community outreach and visitor relations; Citing, apprehending and arresting violators; Performs criminal and administrative investigations / manages caseloads - responsible for the preparation and submittal of law enforcement reports and investigations; Conducts search and rescue operations and develops and maintains emergency procedures; Public safety and emergency management response functions including working natural and man-made disasters; Homeland security operations including border protection, monuments, national & state historic land marks, public utilities / infrastructure, public water ways and land resources; Serve as a force multiplier to support law enforcement actions at other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies when called upon or assigned. Responds to emergency situations and is on-call for service. Partners with and communicates law enforcement and public safety information to the park management team and other state park staff. Fosters professional partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and emergency service providers. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations procedures and general orders.
NOTE: Success completion of Field Training. State Park Police Officer Career Ladder advancement opportunities available dependent upon meeting qualifications. For more information regarding Career Ladder advancements, contact Hiring Supervisor or visit the State Parks Jobs Page at: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/jobs/ppo/
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree with major coursework in criminal justice, corrections, criminology, police science, natural resources, or a related field;
Graduation from the Texas Parks and Wildlife State Park Law Enforcement Academy or Texas Game Warden Training Academy.
No experience required.
Must possess a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license;
Must possess a current license from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE);
Currently a TPWD Commissioned Officer, or previously commissioned within the past 8 years, as a TPWD Commissioned Officer, and separated from TPWD in good standing.
NOTE: Retention of this position is contingent upon maintaining the required licenses.
TPWD Commissioned Law Enforcement Officers hired prior to September 2015 may substitute one additional year as a commissioned officer beyond the minimum requirement for thirty semester hours of the required education, with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to the enforcement of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedures, of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, and of department procedures and policies;
Knowledge of the Judicial process;
Knowledge of park administration and operations;
Knowledge of fiscal controls, revenue collected and accountability;
Knowledge of natural and cultural resource management and conservation principles;
Knowledge of facility, equipment and grounds maintenance repairs and techniques;
Skill in application of statutes, proclamations, regulations and policies related to the enforcement of all provisions of the Texas Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Water Safety Act and Texas State Park Rules and Regulations;
Skill in Patrol Tactics and Techniques;
Skill in application of Department Policies and Procedures and State Park Police General Orders;
Skill in preparing and completing all required agency reports and investigation;
Skill in using office and law enforcement equipment;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;
Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
Skill in First Aid, CPR, Search and Rescue (SAR) and emergency procedures;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Ability to apply agency, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations, proclamations, policies and procedures;
Ability to research and organize information to assist in the preparation and monitoring of GWTC budgets;
Ability to use agency and divisional purchasing procedures to facilitate purchasing and provide assistance to Captain Game Wardens and others as requested;
Ability to plan and organize workloads and priorities;
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate meetings, including agendas and logistical support;
Ability to function as the regional liaison in the Emergency Operation Center during a disaster;
Ability to function as Safety Officer;
Ability to obtain additional certifications as required;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Required to meet qualifications with Firearms and Law Enforcement equipment according to agency and TCOLE training requirements;
Required to work 40 hours per week, includes various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
Required to respond to emergency and on-call situations;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to conduct patrols by vehicle, ATV, marine vessel, bicycle and foot;
May work in and around natural outdoor pests such as insects, animals and poisonous plants;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER