Natural Resources Police Officer
SALARY: $40,000 ($41,663.00 – $72,813.00/year, after successful completion of Training Academy)
HR ANALYST: Caroline Asher
- Natural Resources Police Officer Candidate is the trainee level of law enforcement work learning to enforce conservation, criminal, traffic, civil and boating laws, rules and regulations.
- Employees in this classification do not have supervisory responsibility.
- High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission regulation.
Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, Section 3-207.
AGE: Must be at least 20 ½ years of age to apply.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Police Training Course required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and the Maryland Natural Resources Police within one year of the date of employment.
- Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle and will be required to possess a motor operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
- Selection standards for police officer certification are established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, Section 3-207. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations 12.04.01.04 and include the following:
- U.S. Citizenship
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- A completed background investigation, including a check of criminal history
- Oral interview and truth verification device testing
- Physical and psychological examination following offer of employment.
- Employees are subject to call-in 24-hours a day and, therefore, will be required to provide the employer with a phone number where they can be reached.
- Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.
- Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations, 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
- Employees in this classification are subject to assignment in any area of the State.
- Employees in this classification will serve a two-year probation period.