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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Bureau Chief of Law Enforcement in Des Moines, Iowa

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Bureau Chief of Law Enforcement

Salary

$84,281.60 - $119,953.59 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50313 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

542 Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Job Number

20-00451

Closing

9/19/2019 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Dale Garner, Ph.D, dale.garner@dnr.iowa.gov, 515-238-3181

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Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Department) has a vacancy for a Public Service Manager 2. This position serves as Chief (Colonel) of the Department's Law Enforcement Bureau. The positon oversees the operations of 90 officers and 7 program staff. It is the mission of the Law Enforcement Bureau to protect the State's natural resources, to provide public safety and to educate and serve the public. The Bureau works to enhance, promote, and protect the natural resources of Iowa through public relations, education, and law enforcement.

Duties for this position include:

Establish goals, strategies and performance measures for the Bureau, including: an effective law enforcement program for natural resource protection and related outdoor recreation (hunting, angling, boating, trapping); Officer training and weapons certification; Boat navigation; Boat safety; and Covert operations programs.

Provide direct supervision to law enforcement staff. Ensure that personnel practices in the Law Enforcement Bureau, including hiring, firing, promotions, reclassifications, leaves of absence, work schedules and assignments, performance reviews and recognition, training, staff development and exit interviews are conducted in accordance with departmental policy, collective bargaining language and State of Iowa processes and rules. Draft and enforce standard operating procedures for law enforcement. Represent management in grievances, resolve work related problems and administer other personnel related policies and procedures, including but not limited to; EEO/AA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and Iowa Code Chapter 80F.

Ensure that position descriptions are written to reflect the changing needs of the organization, competencies required and the responsibilities inherent in all positions supervised. Ensure that training is scheduled for employees in accordance with agency and individual needs, and availability of funding. Conduct regular staff meetings. Serve in capacity of a role model, and as such, demonstrate conduct exemplifying the department's guiding principles and Best Management Practices. Provide leadership and utilize management strategies that promote a culture that values diversity, respect for individual differences, teamwork, a customer focus, accountability, a result oriented and ethical business practices, as well as a culture that encourages employee cooperation, pride and trust.

Administer the Law Enforcement Bureau budget by adhering to agency accounting principles and through collaborative efforts with key Department staff. Ensure that Law Enforcement supervisors and program managers are included in the budgeting process and accountable to budgetary goals.

Maintain effective internal and external communications to ensure that consistent and uniform messages are provided in a timely and professional format.

Participate in strategic planning activities at the Department, Division, and Bureau level. Embrace and develop strategies to implement the Department's workforce diversity plan and that articulate a clear and concise vision and mission for the Law Enforcement Bureau, Division, and Department.

Serve as a liaison to other law-enforcement related programs and services at the local, state and federal levels.

Responsible for Administrative Rule making which includes writing, reviewing, recommending and implementing the rules. Ensure appropriate collaboration occurs during the rule making process with legal, legislative, internal and external customers, and affected citizens. Ensure the rule making process is transparent. Present professional and complete rules at the Natural Resource Commission meetings, public meetings, and administrative rules review committee meetings.

Essential Functions

Function as law enforcement bureau chief; responsible for programs and budget.

Provide direct supervision to law enforcement staff.

Knowledge of the organizational structure, functions, procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements of the organization serviced. Knowledge of the principles, theories, techniques, and trends of public administration including financial management, labor relations, data processing, and related governmental programs.

Deal effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.

Establish program objectives or performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement.

Coordinate and integrate the work activities of unit managers.

Represent the Bureau both within and outside the organization to gain support for the agency's program goals.

Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economic solutions.

Display high standards of ethical conduct

Critical Job Competencies

Job Competencies: Integrity, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Technical Skills (law enforcement, supervision), Collaboration/Planning, Problem Solving, Team Player, Self-Management, Communication Skills, Customer Focus, High Productivity, Critical Thinking, Accountability, Strategic Planning, Supervisory Skills and Budget Management.

The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

This is a peace officer position and all applicants must have a current peace officer certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) or be currently certified as a peace officer in another state and qualify to take and successfully pass ILEA Certification Through Examination testing as well as able to successfully pass all other requirements of ILEA and the Department, including but not limited to; the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the Standard & Associates' National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), Iowa Law Enforcement Emergency Care Provider Certification, drug screening, physical fitness test and an extensive background check. The position also requires a valid Iowa Driver's license.

The DNR seeks to hire individuals who wish to support our mission, which is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organization, to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

Selectives

450 Natural Resources

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in one or in a combination of more than one of the following:Ecology, Environmental planning, Soil conservation, Biological sciences, Waste water treatment, Forestry, Engineering related to natural resource areas (dams, sanitary engineers, etc.), Outdoor recreation planning, Physical sciences, River basin planning, Geography, Wildlife management

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to six years of full-time management-level work in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

2) Ten years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

3) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

b. A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

4) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Four years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

b. A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

c. A combination of a total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

5) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

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Address

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