Environmental Conservation Police Officer

Grade 15

New York State has approximately 297 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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  1. Environmental Conservation Police Officer Tr 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Environmental Conservation Police Officer Tr 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Environmental Conservation Police Officer

    Grade 15

  4. Supvg Environmental Conservation Police Officer

    Grade 18

  5. Chief Environmental Conservation Police Officer

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As an Environmental Conservation Officer, you would be a sworn police officer involved in the enforcement of Environmental Conservation Law in order to protect the State''s natural resources and environment.  You would investigate complaints in order to detect and document both State and Federal Environmental Conservation Law felonies, misdemeanors and violations.  You would meet with school groups, service groups, regulated community, hunter's and angler's clubs to promote complicance with the Environmental Conservation Law, which includes fish and wildlife law.  You would be required to carry a firearm.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for appointment to this position.

Candidates must have:

Either 1. a bachelor's or higher-level degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in any combination of courses indicated below as qualifying coursework;

Or 2. an associate's degree including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in any combination of courses indicated below as qualifying coursework; AND one of the following:

one year of experience in the areas of freshwater or marine sciences, wildlife sciences, forestry, environmental engineering, or environmental technology; or
one year of experience as a police officer with Municipal Police Training Course certification (or equivalent course approved by the NYS Municipal Police Training Council), or as a certified federal law enforcement officer. A certified Peace Officer Training course does not meet this requirement; or
two years of active United States military service with an honorable discharge.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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