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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 387S
Category: Protective Services


Supervises a unit of Natural Resources Police Officers and provides a full range of supervisory functions. Provide leadership to and is responsible for employee performance and favorable mission outcomes within assigned region(s).

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the supervisory level of the series. Provides leadership for all enforcement activities in assigned region(s) including developing regional work plans, monitoring enforcement activities, evaluating regional performance and ensuring compliance with program regulations and agency policy.

Positions at this level will assist higher-level management in performing one or more of the following activities:

• Conducts regional or statewide-level agency investigations of police officers, and/or non-commissioned personnel as assigned;
• Conducts investigations of citizen complaints;
• Supervises staff on projects crossing regional and/or state lines;
• Supervises and coordinates the workflow, use of staff, and budget on assigned enforcement activities at a regional or statewide level;
• Seeks and develops grant proposals and manages grants on behalf of the agency;
• Represents the agency at national level conferences.

Typical Work

Supervises all enforcement activities within an assigned region(s); works with assigned staff to develop individual work plans; monitors activity and evaluates performance; makes necessary work assignments and ensures that all work in area is covered during employees' leave, conducts regional meetings, provides career and performance counseling; conducts internal investigations of police officers and/or non-commissioned personnel and engages in discipline as necessary;

Supervises and coordinates the workflow, use of staff, and budget on assigned enforcement contracts; manages work and expenditures of agency grants;

Directs and supports agency programs;

Ensures investigations are initiated by police officers, completed and tracked to ensure successful prosecutions; Conducts unit evidence inspections;

Works with other Federal, State, Tribal, and Local law enforcement agencies;

Works with Natural Resources staff on landowner natural resources-damage issues; coordinates and reviews statewide resource-management recommendations, and responds to regional and statewide requests for information and project assistance; initiates or participates in public outreach and education activities;

Responds to media contacts and conducts media interviews; educates the public about important natural resources issues; interacts with the legislature and provides information on their regions’ accomplishments and requests on law enforcement issues;

Organizes training for staff; ensures staff are complying with program regulations and agency policies;

May perform the duties of a Natural Resource Police Officer.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

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 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.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field or criminal justice.


Five years of full-time commissioned law enforcement experience as a Natural Resource Police Officer or equivalent.

Class Specification History

Establishment, adopted 6/22/2023, effective 7/1/2023. Salary Range 70