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State of Minnesota NR Prog Mgr 2 - Enforcement in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Enforcement Special Operations Manager

Job Class: Natural Resources Program Manager 2 - Enforcement

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Job ID : 78054

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/10/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/30/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Natural Resources

  • Division/Unit : Enforcement

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes

  • Salary Range: $44.28 - $64.89 / hourly; $92,456 - $135,490 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 229 - LELS U19 Lic Pce Officer Leadr/LELS

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

This position manages the division’s emergency management programs, activities, and policies with a focus on public safety specialized training, planning, procurement of equipment, and response to pre-planned and pop-up incidents. These incidents include natural weather-related disasters, human-made dynamic disasters which can include; active-threat, active-shooter, radiological disaster response, civil unrest, and include other pre-planned events such as, political rallies/conventions, sporting events of national significance, state fair, free speech events/demonstrations and other unforeseen events that require a public safety law enforcement response from division personnel. In addition, this position will coordinate and act as a liaison between the DNR Enforcement Division and other outside law enforcement agencies for multi-jurisdictional cooperation when needed.

This position is expected to perform all job responsibilities in a manner that supports a healthy, safe, and productive and inclusive work environment for all employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of experience as a conservation law enforcement officer which includes the enforcement of statutes, rules and orders relating to game and fish, public lands, outdoor recreation system, public waters, wetlands, invasive species, and wild rice.

Two years of supervisory or managerial natural resource law enforcement experience sufficient to plan, organize, assign, direct and evaluate field operations for the Division of Enforcement.

A Minnesota Peace Officer's License is required at the time of conditional offer.

Demonstrated communication skills sufficient to communicate legal and non-legal information clearly, concisely, and effectively.

Experience establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with both internal and external customers/clients.

Demonstrated leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills to direct, develop and engage staff and form/maintain interdisciplinary partnerships and teams.

Demonstrated human relations and problem-solving skills sufficient to effectively deal with a variety of conflict situations ranging from employee problems to serious public policy controversy.

Ability to develop, provide analysis and recommend effective strategic plans and budgets.

DNR is dedicated to being a culturally competent department that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work with multicultural communities.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse coworkers, community members, customers, etc.

Ability to champion diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and skill in building relationships with different cultures in Minnesota communities.

Knowledge of standard common policing operations and tactics.

Experience in Mobile Field Force operations and CDP Mobile Field Force Management certifications.

Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100, 200, & 700 course certifications.

Knowledge of current conservation issues facing Minnesota natural resources.

Knowledge of Minnesota criminal and civil law procedures as they relate to natural resources field operations.

Additional Requirements

Other portions of the process will include: oral interviews and completion of a comprehensive background investigation. Final job offers will be based on passing a medical evaluation, functional capacity exam and psychological evaluation.

IMPORTANT: Please review the disqualification criteria information (https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/jobs/disqualification-criteria.pdf) carefully. You must meet the minimum selection standards before being appointed to a peace officer position under

Minnesota Administrative Rule 6700.0700 (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/6700.0700/) .

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review

  • Criminal History Check

  • Education Verification

  • Employment Reference / Records Check

  • License / Certification Verification


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.