Wildlife Investigator-Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Pinedale or Green River
Job Category
Full time Positions
$25.46 - $31.83 Hourly
Last Date to Apply
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: PSCI09-08637-Wildlife Investigator-Pinedale or Green River SALARY: $25.46 - $31.83 Hourly LOCATION: Statewide OPENING DATE: 07/05/18 CLOSING DATE: 07/23/18 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: GENERAL DESCRIPTION: In order to protect the wildlife resource and provide for wildlife conservation, independently conduct criminal investigations, apprehend persons, and assist prosecution of persons violating State and Federal laws and regulations, with an emphasis on self-initiated complex, long term overt and covert investigations involving multiple suspects, violations and jurisdictions, while applying specialized investigative methods, techniques, and equipment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. •Responsible for the investigation of complex cases in regards to personal and public property. •Gathers and researches information; and prepares evidence, exhibits, witnesses, etc. •Collection, examination, identification and comparison of physical evidence. •Conducts crime scene work and/or field investigations. •Interviews witnesses, informants, victims and suspects. •Provides verbal and written investigative reports. •Prepares and executes state and federal search warrants. •Testifies in state and federal courts and in the federal grand jury. •Prepares reports and related case documents and presentations. •Possess strong level of computer skills and a working knowledge of and ability to interact in covert social media settings. •Performs instant decisions while considering future results and ramifications. •Liaison with public and other local, state and federal officials in a positive productive fashion. •Coordinates and ensures that investigations of infractions of state law and agency rules and regulations are conducted and completed in a timely fashion. •Coordinates agency law enforcement field activities. •Carries out law enforcement responsibilities. •Attends training. •Receives criminal complaints. •Writes detailed reports based on findings of research, investigation, inquiries and interviews. •Independently initiate, develop, conduct and coordinate wildlife related criminal investigations of person(s) for misdemeanors and felonies, concentrating on long-term and complex investigations. •Prepares, documents, and presents criminal cases for prosecution and assists prosecution as lead investigator. •Collects, records, analyzes, examines, reviews and handles general and sensitive, restricted or classified information involved in criminal investigations, provide investigative and enforcement reports, maintain databases, build databases, query databases, provide for the security and privacy of the information, and disseminate appropriately. •Plans, coordinates, conduct and records events of covert operations. •Coordinates and assists in Regional and Statewide enforcement efforts, as it applies to the Agency mission. •Prepares and submits complete and accurate enforcement reports for department records and administration of the wildlife investigator position. •Seek out and attend specialized training in criminal investigations and provides specialized advance training to Unit investigators, Game Wardens and other Law Enforcement officers. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those with five (5) or more years of experience in wildlife law enforcement and/or major case investigations. **Must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: •Knowledge of principles, major concepts and prevalent practices in criminal justice system. •Knowledge of criminal procedures and state and federal laws relating to criminal justice. •Knowledge of evidence handling, storage and destruction procedures. •Knowledge of criminal behavior, firearms, self-defense, custody and control. •Knowledge of law enforcement research and investigative techniques. •Knowledge of computer operating systems, including but not limited to Windows Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint. •Knowledge of social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and forum blogs and media classified ads sites. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Criminal Justice) PLUS Experience: 0-3 years of progressive work experience in (Criminal Justice) OR Education & Experience Substitution: 4-6 years of progressive work experience in (Criminal Justice) PLUS Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Driver's License POST Certification required NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: •Execute High Risk Search Warrants; perform duties involving armed subjects threatening officer and public safety. •POST certified and will be required to obtain and maintain Wyoming POST certification. NOTES: •FLSA: Non-exempt •All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly. •Statewide travel will be required. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division - HR Contact 307-777-4507 Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version. A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm. Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div. 2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127 Cheyenne, WY 82002 307-777-7188 Fax: (307) 777-6562 Class Code #PSCI09 Job # 08637 PSCI09-08637-WILDLIFE INVESTIGATOR-PINEDALE OR GREEN RIVER KG The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
Must apply online to be considered: Preference will be given to those with five (5) or more years of experience in wildlife law enforcement and/or major case investigations. **Must have a valid driver's license.
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Kate Grant
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