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New Job Conservation Officer In Manitoba

Conservation Officer

Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $54,929 - $65,259 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Conservation Officer

RO3 Resource Officer 3

Regular/full-time

Agriculture and Resource Development

Wildlife, Fisheries and Resource Enforcement, Ecosystem Management

Various rural locations MB, Various urban locations MB

Advertisement Number: 38374

Salary(s): RO3 $54,929.00 - $65,259.00 per year

Closing Date: January 3, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular, term, or seasonal positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The recruitment process will involve various qualification stages. Only those who satisfy the established requirements will progress to the next phase.

  • Work related references as obtained from previous supervisor(s) validating work experience, and past performance is an integral part of the recruitment process. All references must be determined to be satisfactory.
  • Following completion of the steps outlined, successful candidates will be placed on a province-wide eligibility list for future vacancies. Prior to appointment, candidates are required to attend and successfully complete 16 - 20 weeks of Enforcement Academy Training or in-house training.
  • Successful candidates will be appointed to work locations across the province as vacancies arise. Final appointment will be conditional upon satisfactory performance and meeting qualifications and testing standards.

***Applicants are NOT to submit a cover letter and resume at this time. You are to complete the Application Form for Screening. Applicants MUST include the following copies with their Application Form for Screening: proof of graduation (copy of degree or diploma) from an approved Renewable Resource Management or Environmental Management Studies program, with resource law enforcement content; Criminal Record, Vulnerable Sector and Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Checks; licences, and certifications as indicated. Only those who provide these documents will be considered.***

Click here to access the application form.

Are you interested in a career in Conservation law enforcement? Are you physically fit and enjoy the outdoors? Consider a career as a Conservation Officer in Manitoba! As a front line law enforcement professional you will manage resource protection and compliance programs throughout Manitoba. You will be trained and skilled in enforcement of acts dealing with natural resources, fish and wildlife. Conservation Officers in Manitoba also maintain the public peace when carrying out their duties. Come and join The Conservation Officers Service, a professional and highly respected team dedicated to the resource protection of Manitoba.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, including a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check. For information on how to obtain, visit the following website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/criminal-record-and-vulnerable-sector-checks. Electronic fingerprinting is recommended due to processing times
  • Must have a satisfactory Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Check. For information on how to obtain, visit the following website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/child_abuse_registry.html
  • Must have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Must successfully complete an approved Psychological Assessment
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid full class 4 Manitoba Driver's Licence at the time of hire
  • Must possess and maintain a current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate or an approved equivalent
  • Must possess and maintain a current Standard First Aid Certificate or an approved equivalent
  • Must successfully complete the Physical Abilities Readiness Evaluation (PARE - exit level 4:00 min) or Winnipeg Police Service Physical Abilities Test (WPS-PAT - exit level 4:15 min). For more information about the certifications please visit https://www.gprc.ab.ca/files/forms_documents/PAREinfo.pdf or http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/kinrec/recreationservices/occupation_wpspat_instructions.html
  • Must successfully complete departmental approved firearm, defensive tactics and emergency vehicle training and qualification
  • Must be eligible for appointment as a Conservation Officer
  • Must possess a current Canadian Firearm Safety Certificate, course report or Possession and Acquisition Licence
  • Must successfully complete Law Enforcement Academy training satisfactory to the department. (i.e. APA/WCLEA/WPS/RCMP DEPOT/ etc.)
  • Must be willing and able to work irregular shifts including: evenings, weekends, overtime, stand-by and attend to after-hour call-outs
  • Must be willing and able to travel including overnight stays for extended periods of time
  • Must be physically able to perform the duties of this position including: conducting outdoor investigations and patrols in adverse weather conditions, walking over rough terrain and carrying up to 100 lbs.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Candidates are required to provide proof of graduation with a degree and/or diploma in a resource management field, including, but not limited to, the following programs: : Renewable or Resource Management, Environmental Management Studies, Conservation Law Enforcement, Natural Resource Compliance, Resource Management Officer Technology, Natural Resource Protection, Resource and Environmental Law, Natural Resources Management Technology, Land and Water Management, Fish and Wildlife Technician or Natural Resource/Environmental Law. Candidate's education must include resource law enforcement content (minimum of three credit hours)
  • Knowledge of legislation, and experience in law enforcement and legislative compliance applicable to Natural Resources
  • Ability to work effectively under stress in hostile or adverse environmental conditions
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with others
  • Ability to prioritize and organize changing workloads and demands
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and demonstrate initiative
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively lead and coach others

Desired:
  • Ability and/or experience supervising employees
  • Ability to conduct problem wildlife control

Duties:
In order to become a CO recruit, incumbents must first successfully complete 16 to 20 weeks paid training prior to starting work. The Conservation Officer recruit (CO) is mentored in and demonstrates the ability to apply a broad background of resource knowledge in most field situations. CO recruits must represent themselves and abide by the CO Code of Conduct, learn enforcement of federal and provincial regulations for protecting fish, wildlife and other natural resources, learn how to conduct patrols for resource users, forestry operations and ensure compliance with the provincial and federal statutes relating to fish, wildlife and resource legislation. CO recruits will be supported by the Field Training Officer and will investigate complaints, detain/arrest violators and prepare necessary court documents. The CO recruit must develop communication and interpersonal skills to provide information to the general public regarding legislation and resource management. CO recruits will learn how to issue permits for various resources, compile and submit reports on resource data. CO Recruits may supervise park patrol officers or other seasonal staff.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38374
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

***Applicants are NOT to submit a cover letter and resume at this time. You are to complete the Application Form for Screening. Applicants MUST include the following copies with their Application Form for Screening: proof of graduation (copy of degree or diploma) from an approved Renewable Resource Management or Environmental Management Studies program, with resource law enforcement content; Criminal Record, Vulnerable Sector and Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Checks; licences, and certifications as indicated. Only those who provide these documents will be considered.***

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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