|DWFP - Law Enforce Trainee (Cadet) - Statewide|
Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday April 10, 2017
This is a non-state service, specialized trainee (cadet) for
entry level law enforcement, natural resources protection and
conservation work as a DWFP-Conservation Officer I, in the
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Upon
successful completion of the prescribed training and in-service
regimen, the trainee (cadet) will be classified as a
DWFP-Conservation Officer I.
Characteristic duties of a DWFP-Conservation Officer I include
responsibility for inspection, safety, enforcement, investigation,
public relations, conservation education and management of
resources in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Incumbents possess enforcement powers conferred by statute and
utilize these powers in the execution of their duties and
responsibilities as well as in assisting other state, federal and
local law enforcement and regulatory agencies. In addition to
regular enforcement and conservation activities, incumbents may be
assigned specialized duties and primary responsibility for a
designated geographic area or physical location, i.e., county,
district, management area, state lake or related agency facilities.
Field work at the entry level is performed under the close
supervision of an administrative superior with considerable
latitude for exercising independent judgment in extensive contact
with the public and in the performance of related job duties.
Reference Mississippi Code 1972, annotated, Section
49-1-15: All appointments of conservation officers shall be under
rules adopted and promulgated by the commission. No person shall be
appointed from and after July 1, 2001, unless he meets the
(a) Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age; and
(b) Has successfully completed sixty-four (64) semester hours at an
accredited community college or university or has an Associate
Degree from an accredited community college or has passed the Law
Enforcement Academy and has at least five (5) years experience in
Reference is also made to: H.B. No. 1624 - Regular Session 2001 -
Required Document(s): Applicant must provide employing agency
evidence of completion of education requirements and a valid copy
of his/her transcript to verify course work, when applicable.
Applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of
appointment; must possess a valid Mississippi Driver's License, or
a valid Driver's License from a contiguous state; meet any and all
minimum standards of employment as set forth by the Board of Law
Enforcement Officers Standards and Training; have neither a
conviction nor a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a felony or
a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; have not been discharged
under conditions other than honorable from any branch of the U.S.
armed forces; receive a favorable background investigation report;
upon appointment and on a scheduled basis, pass a physical
examination conducted by a licensed physician and meet minimum
physical qualification standards, and pass an examination to
determine mental fitness for the position; upon appointment, and on
a random-selection basis, pass an alcohol/drug test conducted by a
certified laboratory. Each applicant who successfully meets the
above requirements will be interviewed by an applicant interview
board prior to entering a training school. Such applicants may also
be required, at the discretion of the Executive Director, to be
examined by psychiatrists, other doctors, law enforcement officers
or other professional people who may assist in such interviews.
Additionally, an applicant may be required to submit to a polygraph
examination in connection with the employment application.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion after
appointment of the Basic Curriculum approved by the Board of Law
Enforcement Officers Standards and Training and an agency-defined
specialized training regimen, as well as successful completion of
pre-defined requalification standards. Duty assignment may require
that successful applicant be able to demonstrate swimming skills at
a prescribed level equivalent to the
American Red Cross Basic Swimming skill level.
APPLY . . .