New job WILDLIFE OFFICER-03242021-16298 in Tennessee | 2021

WILDLIFE OFFICER-03242021-16298

Company : State of Tennessee
Salary : $41,172 a year
Location : Tennessee

Full Description

Job Information

State of Tennessee Job Information
Opening Date/Time
Wed 03/24/2021 12:00AM Central Time

Closing Date/Time
Tue 04/13/2021 11:59PM Central Time

Salary (Monthly)

Salary (Annually)

Job Type

City, State Location
Waverly, TN

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, wildlife biology, or other related acceptable field.
One year of full time working experience as a Wildlife Manager 1 with the State of Tennessee.
Note: A transcript is required for a proper evaluation for this class.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
  • Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons;
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
  • Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  • Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  • Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  • Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  • Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Have visual acuity of 20/100 in each eye, separately without glasses, and each eye corrected to 20/30 or better with corrective lenses;
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy or have successfully completed the equivalent of the prescribed course.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional wildlife enforcement and management work of average difficulty in the implementation of wildlife management practices in a defined geographic area and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class participates in a variety of law enforcement and wildlife management activities in a small geographic area or assigned county. This class differs from that of Wildlife Sergeant in that an incumbent of the latter has lead responsibilities. This class reports to and differs from that of Wildlife Lieutenant in that an incumbent of the latter supervises all Wildlife Officers and Sergeants and their activities in an assigned geographic area.

Work Activities

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
  • Identifies, prioritizes and adapts daily work activities based on real time situational events, assuring that commitments and expected work outcomes are met utilizing an irregular work schedule.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  • Conducts safe handling of weapons according to policy.
  • Qualifies annually with assigned firearms.
  • Operates assigned vehicles, watercraft and ATV's within agency policy and procedure.
Public Safety and Security:
  • Participates in the apprehension and arrest of violators of game and fish laws in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.
  • Conducts patrols in assigned geographic area to monitor and verify compliance with wildlife, boating, pollution, litter and other applicable laws.
  • Prepares case files and present testimony for grand jury, general sessions and circuit court proceedings.
  • Prepares affidavits to secure and execute subpoenas and search warrants.
  • Conducts both overt and covert investigations of wildlife, boating, pollution, litter and other applicable law violations.
  • Operates, maintains and provides security for a variety of equipment, such as automobiles, trucks, boats, motors, trailers, chain saws, mowers, firearms, tranquilizer equipment and hand tools.
  • Prepares boating accident reconstruction reports utilizing scientific measurements, computer animation and diagramming to illustrate cause and provide evidence for prosecution.
  • Documents the extent of property damage to watercraft and provides financial loss estimates.
  • Ensures the safe operation and maintenance of Agency and non-Agency Firing Ranges.
  • Participates in search-and-rescue operations and in firefighting efforts.
  • Provides input to the District Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain in preparing work assignments and schedules for orienting and training new employees.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
  • Participates in special details and work assignments to ensure that all activities are in compliance with agency directives and procedures.
  • Protects and preserves native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
  • Determines species, age, sex, and weight of collected fish and/or of harvested game.
  • Documents the extent of crop, private property, or habitat damage due to wildlife depredation.
  • Investigates fish kills and assists with determining cause and origin.
  • Conducts agency restoration, management, eradication, and biological survey projects.
  • Implements projects and management techniques to provide optimum fish and/or wildlife habitat development.
  • Participates in preventive programs to control the outbreak of wildlife diseases.
  • Restocks area lands, lakes, and streams with fish and/or wildlife when necessary.
  • Prepares collections of preserved specimens for species identification and study of development or disease.
  • Inventories or estimates plant and wildlife populations.
  • Oversees landowner property issues such as easements, boundaries, etc.
  • Monitors budget; orders supplies and equipment.
  • Conducts wildlife inventories in assigned area.
  • Analyzes characteristics of flora and fauna to identify and classify them.
  • Studies animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and human interaction, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions.
  • Monitors wildlife populations and assess the impacts of forest operations on population and habitats.
  • Collects and reports information on populations or conditions of fish and wildlife in their habitats, availability of game food or cover, or suspected pollution.
  • Participates in controlled burns to manipulate habitat.
  • Assists with conducting fish population surveys using standardized fisheries collection techniques.
  • Uses explosives in wildlife habitat management techniques.
  • Assists in determining feasibility of stocking warm and cold water fish in streams, lakes, and rivers.
Performing Administrative Activities:
  • Submit all required reports to the appropriate supervisor.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  • Establishes and maintains a professional relationship with the public and co-workers.
  • Establishes and maintains a professional relationship with appropriate law enforcement and judicial officials within assigned district.
Interacting with Computers:
  • Uses standard desktop PC, laptop, smart devices and required software while performing specialized and general administrative duties.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures or Material:
  • Maintains assigned equipment in clean, operable condition and ensures that equipment is stored properly.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
  • Coaches hunters, anglers, students, etc. in the application of state laws, rules, policies for hunting, trapping, fishing and boating activities.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  • Serves as the state's witness at hearings and court cases.
  • Answers general calls and inquiries from the public and co-workers in a prompt and courteous manner with accurate information.
  • Works with representatives of other law enforcement agencies in order to ensure cooperation and unified effort.
  • Provides information to the general public on wildlife resources.
  • Utilizes available media outlets on a regular basis to provide information to the public.
  • Disseminates information by writing reports and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and interpretive programs.
  • Informs and responds to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting regulations, and nuisance wildlife.
  • Addresses schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, or the media to disseminate information concerning agency resources and regulations.
  • Provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Collaborates with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription, and research.
  • Provides advice and recommendations on boating, wildlife, fisheries and forestry issues.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:
  • Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance in accordance with administrative directives.
  • Provides technical assistance with recreational boating issues and habitat management for wildlife and fisheries species to landowners.
  • Conducts or assists with Outreach programs to recruit young or new hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Assists the general public with wildlife damage complaints, injured wildlife, and/or control of nuisance wildlife species.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  • Investigates hunting and boating accidents and reports of fish and game law violations, and determine the appropriate enforcement action (warnings, citations or physical arrest).
  • Conducts inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, litter, and pollution law violations in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.
  • Investigates crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction or instances of water pollution to determine causes and to advise property owners of preventive measures.
  • Designs and implements control measures to prevent or counteract damage caused by wildlife or people.
  • Recommends revisions in hunting, trapping and fishing regulations or in animal management programs so that wildlife balances or habitats can be maintained.
Documenting/Recording information:
  • Completes and submits law enforcement and other required reports accurately and promptly.
  • Logs evidence in and out of assigned agency evidence/property facilities.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  • Conducts inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, litter, and pollution law violations in order to ensure compliance with wildlife and boating laws, proclamations, rules and regulations.
  • Prepares and reviews records and reports, including but not limited to prosecution reports, activity reports and evidence logs.
  • Prepares and submits budgeted credit card expenditure receipts and reports at the end of each month.
  • Assists supervisor in ensuring assigned co-workers comply with law enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Generates and submits wildlife survey data that is accurately collected, recorded by agreed upon due dates.
  • Analyzes electronic harvest data (R.E.A.L.) to determine compliance with current rules, regulations and proclamations.
Assisting and Caring for Others:
  • Perform appropriate public safety and search and rescue activities as assigned.
Provide Consultation and advice to others:
  • Provides technical assistance to the general public regarding recreational watercraft operations.
  • Provides technical assistance to the general public regarding wildlife complaints and appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Submits hunting and fishing season setting recommendations to supervisor in a timely manner with specific related recommendations and backup documentation.
Getting Information:
  • Solicits information from hunters, anglers, and the public, including confidential informants, as applicable, to ensure familiarity with local events, occurrences, and criminal activity, etc. related to Wildlife and Boating activities in their assigned work area.
  • Reads/reviews current print and electronic material related to changes in criminal procedures and case law relative to law enforcement operations and investigative techniques, etc. to maintain knowledge of current methods, trends and constitutionality.

Competencies (KSA'S)

  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Composure
  • Conflict Management
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting
  • Drive for Results
  • Peer Relationships
  • Working knowledge of wildlife and fisheries management, wildlife and fisheries biology, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of applicable law and policy, procedure, agency administrative directives, regulations and rules.
  • Working knowledge of criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and basic constitutional precedents.
  • Working knowledge of accepted law enforcement practices and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Writing
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing People
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Reaction Time
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Depth Perception
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Night Vision
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Dynamic Strength
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Near Vision
  • Trunk Strength
  • Far Vision
  • Reaction Time
  • Speech Clarity
  • Stamina

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Firearms
  • Law Enforcement Equipment
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Personal Computer
  • Telephone
  • Fax Machine
  • Printer
  • Copy Machine
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Boats
  • Cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Two-Way Radios

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