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CLASS TITLE: Marine Police Officer DIVISION: Law Enforcement, Northern Neck

PAY BAND: 4 Hiring Range: 33,613 - 40,000 Position No. 00220

WORK DESCRIPTION: Serves as uniformed officer with responsibilities for consistent and effective enforcement of the laws and regulations on marine life conservation, exercises authority in boarding vessels for inspecting harvesting and transporting; licensing, polluted area sanitation; boating safety and navigation; performing search, rescue, and assistance on the waterways. May issue summonses and make appearances in court. Serve on a major vessel or operate a radio-equipped patrol car with trailable boat. Makes dockside inspections, boards commercial and recreational boats, and may sell commercial seafood licenses. May be called upon for special assignments involving homeland security or undercover observation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Desire some knowledge and understanding of the seafood industry; the laws and regulations relating to commercial and recreational fishing, licensing, and enforcement. Must have proven ability to deal effectively with the general public; have knowledge and ability to pilot and navigate watercraft in the coastal waters of VA. Must be free from commercial fishing interests and live within 30 minutes travel of the duty station, and be eligible for a valid VA driver's license. Position has a variable work schedule, 7 days a week with rotating shifts. Assignments and work schedules vary according to fluctuation in harvesting, weather, seasons, and markets. Newly hired officers have a 12-month probationary period and non-certified Law Enforcement hires will be required to attend the Law Enforcement Academy and continued employment is dependent on successful completion and certification. Visible tattoos and body jewelry are prohibited and an annual Conflict of Interest disclosure is required. Law Enforcement certification helpful but not required.

NOTE: This position requires passing of physical agility and swim test, a criminal background investigation, credit check, physical exam and drug testing. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm.

WORK HOURS: May be on 24-hour call, variable work schedule 7 days a week. Assignments and work schedules vary according to fluctuation in harvesting, weather, seasons and markets

LOCATION: Westmoreland County

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 29, 2016


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