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131660
AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 2
PS110     $37,066 - $65,749
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 07/15/2015

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide protection of life and/or property through enforcement of criminal statutes related to agriculture and forestry lands and activities.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Experienced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from an Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Supervisor. May also receive broad direction from an Agriculture/Forestry Regional Enforcement Manager during region-wide investigations.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Officer 1 by responsibility for performance of duties at the experienced level.

Differs from Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Supervisor by the absence of supervisory responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Investigates misdemeanor and felony violations; makes arrests; prepares case reports; attends court; presents evidence.

Directs other enforcement officers in special assignments within assigned District; such as special enforcement operations, crime prevention workshops, safety workshops, etc.

Collects, maintains, and analyzes crime statistics to determine if patterns exist.

Conducts special surveillance operations.

Coordinates law enforcement and crime prevention activities with other state, federal, and municipal agencies.

Collects and records information pertinent to enforcement of laws (i.e., brands used by owners of livestock, identifying marks on livestock, fire occurrence dates and times, etc.)

Assists other law enforcement agencies when necessary during emergencies (i.e., communications networks, emergency public information services, preservation of food and water purity, hazardous material control and sampling, etc.).

Trains and participates in the State's Emergency Preparedness Network.

Participates in the Emergency Response Network, when necessary, under the direction of Agriculture/Forestry Enforcement Supervisor.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with at least twenty-four semester hours in any one or a combination of the following fields: agricultural sciences, biological sciences, veterinary science, forestry, law enforcement or criminal justice plus one year of professional experience in 
law enforcement or in the enforcement of agriculture, livestock or forestry laws, rules and regulations.

 
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE ONLY:
Four years of experience as a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified peace officer in a full-time position, whose job duties include armed duty with the power of arrest, will substitute for the required college degree.
 
NOTE:
A combination of college training and POST experience will not be allowed to substitute for the degree.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.
 
Must possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
 
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
 
A drug screen and background check will be administered prior to employment. 
 
Must possess an active Peace Officers Standard of Training (POST) certification and current annual training requirements.
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the
Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.