Recruitment Number 21-0611
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
Conservation and Resources Enforcement Division
THIS JOB POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2022 OR UPON THE RECEIPT OF 135 APPLICATIONS, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.
This recruitment will be used to fill current and future Permanent Full-Time vacancies.
Note: The starting monthly salary is at the minimum rate of pay advertised above.
As a condition of employment with the State of Hawaii, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.
Receives initial and on-the-job training in the basic aspects of general law enforcement and specialized conservation and natural resource law enforcement subjects; performs routine patrolling and enforcement tasks under close supervision; assists higher level officers on more complex assignments; and performs other duties as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Age Requirement: All prospective hires must be at least 21 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
General Experience: Two (2) 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.
Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
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.
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.
Special Working Conditions: Applicants must be available to work irregular hours to include
day, evening and late night hours, weekends, holidays, shift work as may be required and
extended work hours in excess of an 8 hour workday due to unexpected circumstances or
operational needs in remote areas, under hazardous conditions, and on watercraft operating along exposed coastal waters, surface and sub-surface ocean diving, operating independently in mountainous, remote terrain, and operating at high elevations including helicopter work involving rappelling and short haul sling load operations. These positions are also subject to recall to duty as required in response to emergencies and other urgent situations and as required by operational needs.
Driver's 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 (Download PDF reader).
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRINT AND SAVE A COPY OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, please click: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
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 of their applications 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 our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.
EXAMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
The Examination and Selection process will consist of several successive phases. Candidates must compete and qualify on all phases of the process in order to become a Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officer I.
(1) Minimum Qualification Requirements – Qualifying (Pass/Fail)
Applicants must meet all Minimum Qualification Requirements as of the date of application.
All applicants will be notified by email as to whether they meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements (MQRs) when processing is completed.
(2) Physical Agility Test (PAT)
The PAT will be administered on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu at designated locations only.
Note: Applicants who apply for the Conservation & Resources Enforcement I – Molokai recruitment MUST travel to Maui for the PAT. Any and all costs associated with travel shall be the applicant's responsibility.
The PAT will probably be scheduled in mid February 2022. DLNR staff will notify you by email of the location, date, and time of the test at least 2 weeks prior to PAT.
Any costs associated with travel to and from the testing place shall be the applicant's responsibility.
Candidates who are scheduled for the PAT must compete in and pass all PAT phases in order to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.
The PAT will be conducted by and under the direction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officers (CREOs).
If you are not already involved in a regular exercise program, start one now. Maintaining and/or improving your fitness level will increase your chances for success in the PAT.
The PAT will consist of two phases. You must pass (qualify) each event in order to proceed to the next phase.
(A) 100 Meter Swim – Applicants must be able to swim 100 meters in 3 minutes, with or without reasonable accommodation.
(B) 1 Mile Hike – Applicants must be able to hike 1 mile within 20 minutes, with or without reasonable accommodation.
(3) Oral Interview
Oral interview will be administered on the island of OAHU ONLY at a designated location only. There shall be NO EXCEPTIONS granted.
Further details will be provided to applicants by DLNR when they are scheduled for the Oral Interview.
Applicants will be notified by email of the date, time and location.
Any and all costs associated with travel shall be the applicant's responsibility.
Applicants MUST PASS this phase in order to proceed to the next phase.
(4) Criminal History Check/Comprehensive Background Investigation
All applicants are required to sign an Applicant's Consent, Authorization and Request to Release Information Waiver. This gives your consent and authorization to release any and all records, information, and opinions regarding your background, education, employment, character and reputation needed by the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) and/or the DLNR to make a thorough investigation to determine your fitness and suitability for employment with the State of Hawaii.
The authorization shall apply to include all criminal history records, information and opinions, military records, all educational and employment history records, and traffic abstract records. For this purpose, you waive any and all privileges you may have to maintain such records, information and opinions as confidential, including but not limited to the privileges arising out of the foregoing relationships.
All applicants will be required to complete and submit the following forms:
1) Request, Consent and Notification for Fingerprint Clearance for State Civil Service, Non-
Civil Service and Exempt Employment;
2) Applicant's Consent, Authorization and Request to Release Information and Waiver; and
3) Applicant's Personal History Questionnaire.
(5) Suitability Review
DHRD will review dismissals from employment, separations from military service under other than honorable conditions, and criminal convictions, as they apply to the position of Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officer I.
Any misstatements or omission of material facts, in ay part of the application, examination or selection process, shall be cause for disciplinary action including forfeiture of all rights to any employment in the service of the State of Hawaii.
(6) Fingerprint Clearance
Selectees will need to make an appointment to be fingerprinted at either the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, another designated location via Fieldprint, or at the local police department.
(7) Recruit Training
Selectees will be required to complete Academy Training and maintain a satisfactory grade
approximately nine (9) months on the island of Oahu.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Applications will be accepted from December 4, 2021, 12:00a.m. and will remain open until January 15, 2022, or upon the receipt of the specific number of applications stated on each job announcement, whichever comes first.
Change of Information
We recommend that you notify DHRD in writing immediately of any changes to your mailing address, email address, or other contact information, or by logging into your account via governmentjobs.com to update your personal information. Failure to do so may result in your not receiving notifications, including testing results, schedules, and other important information, on a timely basis.