State of Washington Classified Job Specification
FISH & WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Class Series Concept
See Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Recruit level.
Plans, organizes, and leads investigations of alleged or suspected violations of state and federal fish and wildlife laws, commercial fishing and shell fishing, migratory waterfowl, illegal marketing of wildlife, collects and assembles facts; conducts surveillance; secures and serves search warrants; issues criminal citations and civil infractions; interviews witnesses and suspects; collects, maintains and documents evidence; prepares administrative and criminal investigative reports; coordinates work and maintains liaison with local, county, state and federal enforcement and natural resource agencies;
Conducts covert operations on a short-term basis;
Operates and maintains patrol equipment, i.e. vehicles, boats with standard or jet propulsion, canoes, drift boats, off road vehicles, wildlife service dogs, horses, snowmobiles;
Assists the Statewide Investigations Unit (SIU) in conducting, developing and coordinating complex investigations (e.g., commercialization or trafficking in fish or wildlife, etc.), may serve as a team leader in coordinating activities or as a member of the SIU team;
Performs the duties of the lower levels in the series.
The following legal requirements are necessary for positions in this category. Per RCW 77.15.075, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language. Applicant must be 21 years of age. Applicant must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and acceptable driving record. All positions require successful completion of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) Basic Law Enforcement Academy or a Washington CJTC recognized basic law enforcement certificate from another state.
Class Specification History
Revised legal requirements, effective June 11, 2020.
Base range salary adjustment, revised title, definition, typical work, legal requirements, desirable qualifications and add class series concept and distinguishing characteristics, adopted 6/29/2022, effective 7/1/2022.