††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† BAY CONSTABLE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5051

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class patrols town or village harbors, channels, rivers and bays primarily to enforce federal, state and local ordi≠nances governing gamefish and shellfish conservation.Duties include operat≠ing a patrol boat or other vehicles to inspect fishing and clamming areas and prevent the removal of clams, oysters and other shellfish from seed beds or polluted areas.The incumbent is responsible for enforcing navigation laws regulating the proper use and speed of craft in local waters.The incumbent works with limited supervision and is expected to use good judgment, firmness and tact in carrying out assignments.Work is reviewed through regular inspections, conferences and written reports.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

††††††††††† Operates a patrol boat or other vehicle to enforce federal, state and local laws regulating hunting, fishing, clamming and boating in town or village waters;

††††††††††† Installs and maintains channel buoys, dock and bulkhead lights, and naviga≠tion signs or signals relating to waterway regulations;

††††††††††† Investigates reports of boating accidents, drownings, hazards to navigation and other waterway activities and renders assistance and first aid;

††††††††††† Inspects seeding beds and polluted areas for illegal fishing and clamming; checks permits of fishermen and clammers; issues warnings and summonses to violators; makes summary arrests when required;

††††††††††† Checks harbor and waterway conditions following storms or hurricanes and submits reports on silting or water erosion and other physical damage;

††††††††††† Investigates hazards to navigation, such as sunken or derelict craft, logs or debris.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing hunting, fishing, clamming and boating in local waters; good knowledge of the geography of local waterways and water systems; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of power boats, marine and harbor equipment; skill in the operation of a power boat; ability to make inspections and to enforce conservation and boating laws firmly, tactfully and impartially; ability to understand and interpret conserva≠tion and boating laws to the general public; ability to keep records and to prepare written reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

††††††††††† Either:

††††††††††† a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Marine Conservation, Marine Transportation, Marine Maintenance or a related field; or,

††††††††††† b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and two (2) years of experience in marine conservation, marine transportation, marine maintenance, commercial fishing and/or clamming, as a member of the United States Navy, as a merchant able body seaman, or as a peace or police officer as defined in sections1.20 and 2.10 of New York State Criminal Procedure Law; or,

††††††††††† c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).

NOTE:Possession of a current United States Coast Guard Masterís license, for which at least 360 days of service were needed to qualify for examination, will substitute for all experience.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

††††††††††† 1. There will be a qualifying psychological evaluation.

††††††††††† 2. Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of appointment.

††††††††††† 3. In jurisdictions where positions are designated as peace officers, the incumbent will be required, after appointment, to obtain a Peace Officer Training Certificate recognized by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council.Those positions authorized by law under Section 2.10 of CPL to carry a firearm must also complete the Initial Firearms and Deadly Physical Force Course within 6 months of their appointment.

 

R10/05/09

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive