Job Description

This position is responsible for the overall management of the Division’s Support Services Function to include the Law Enforcement Budget, Law Enforcement Records, Emergency Services, Fleet Management, and Communications.

Duties include management of the law enforcement division budget, procurement, and inventory processes; serves as a member of the Agency’s budget team; manage and maintain information technology operations and systems for the agency’s communication center in support of agency services pertaining to wildlife, fish, and boating related law enforcement services; ensure public and employee safety is addressed and documented in the provision of these services; serves as User Agency Requirements Committee (UARC) member to represent the agency on matters relating to (STARS) Statewide Agencies Radio System management; and ensure law enforcement records are procured, maintained, and managed in accordance with the Code of Virginia.

Minimum Qualifications

An extensive and comprehensive knowledge of agency organizational functions; law enforcement principles and practices, of policy development and implementation techniques; of planning processes; of leadership and management principles and practices; of public relations and media communications; and a working knowledge of wildlife management principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize a complex array of law enforcement function; to define and develop solutions to large-scale division issues of unusual complexity; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to supervise, encourage and evaluate subordinates and others; to lead by example; to make and support difficult and/or unpopular decisions, to both demonstrate and elicit accountability; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to effectively address multiple assignments with critical deadlines; to develop and work within program goals, objectives, priorities and budgets.

Considerable knowledge of division administrative programs and processes to include, budget development and execution, ability and knowledge to prepare a comprehensive law enforcement budget; training, procurement and to manage procurements and inventory according to budget authorization and appropriate policies and procedures. Considerable law enforcement and administrative experience that includes progressive supervisory responsibility.
Current law enforcement certification from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Demonstrated experience in law enforcement and progressively responsible supervisory/management experience.
High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid Driver’s License.

Additional related education may substitute for some of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Considerable experience in law enforcement, as a Conservation Police Officer. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration, education or a related field. Experience with budget development and management. Considerable and progressively responsible experience in developing and managing agency programs, issues management and resolution, and planning/policy development and implementation. A combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge and abilities may substitute for the required education.

Special Requirements

This position will require the completion of an annual Statement of Economic Interest disclosure form in accordance to The State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act §§ 2.2-3114, 2.2-3115, or 2.2-3116.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Cover Letters will not be accepted.

Applicants who submit an incomplete application or an application without an attached resume will not be considered eligible for an interview.

For consideration, a completed application or an application with an attached resume must be received online by 11:59PM on the “Job Close Date”.

  • Faxed, Emailed, and Mailed applications will not be accepted for consideration.

If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document through the “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site when you apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers a competitive benefit package to include various health plan options, paid life insurance, Virginia Retirement System retirement plan, paid holidays, and a comprehensive leave plan.

Department of Wildlife Resources is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard for race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants with disabilities, if requested, during the application and/or interview process. If accommodations are needed with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 804-367-0243.

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