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POSITION TITLE: Police Dispatcher     DIVISION: Law Enforcement, Central Communication Center
POSITION NUMBER: 00193                 HIRING RANGE: $31,068 uncertified, $32,619 – 34,500 certified

WORK DESCRIPTION: Responsible for radio communications for the Law Enforcement Division of the Marine Resources Commission. Operates all radio communications equipment, answers and transmits radio and telephone messages between VMRC vessels, vehicles, aircraft, as well as vessels and vehicles of other local, state, and federal agencies. Handles emergency calls and assist law enforcement management/staff in the directing of the use of resources during crises situations. Will receive and assist the public during the day shifts. Performs sales of licenses; assist with inventory, data entry, some typing of letters and reports, and filing. Hours of operation are 24/7.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must be flexible, able to work varied hours (all three shifts), on a rotating schedule; have proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of people, speak clearly and concisely and be able to maintain composure during periods of emergency. Use independent judgment, is able to think through a crises, collect and organize date to facilitate crises operation, and insures that safety guidelines and regulations are followed during the emergency. Must have a high school education or General Equivalency Degree; demonstrated experience with radio systems, prefer VCIN, NCIC certified. Must be able to use a personal computer for data entry and clerical support and successfully pass a criminal background check. Physical activity requires some light lifting, walking, bending, stooping, and sitting.

WORK LOCATION: Marine Resources Operations and Communications Center
                                 30 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately      APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M., Friday, April 21, 2017


Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
Attn: Director of Human Resources
(757) 247-2200


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Engineering Technician Hiring Range: $35,600 – $42,000 Position No. 00008

WORK DESCRIPTION: Full-time position in the upper Newport News, Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex area, with full scope of responsibility for surveys of public oyster grounds, new lease applications, leases to be transferred and resurveying existing leases as required. Prepares and updates base maps of assigned areas; assist Habitat Management, Law Enforcement, and Fisheries Management in establishing lease lines boundaries, public ground boundaries, shellfish condemnation areas, artificial reef locations, and fixed fishing devices, etc. May research records at Court House for titles and deeds; addresses request from leaseholders, public, Federal, State and local government officials as required.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: Requires knowledge of conventional land surveying and Global Positioning System principles and processing, surveying and mapping software, Microsoft office software, and applicable mathematics. Must be able to interact with a diverse population; have a high school education or the equivalent with some college level courses in surveying, mathematics, geometry/ trigonometry, marine science, environmental science, or Geographic Positioning Systems preferred. Experience in operating small watercraft, and be able to swim. Selected candidate must have a valid Virginia driver’s license. Position requires lifting at least 50 pounds, stooping, and walking. Having passed the exam to be a Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) exam is preferred.

Physical requirements: Sitting, standing, walking, minimal lifting. Position requires incumbent to perform weekly field work.

Interested candidate can apply on-line at

Application deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017
Contact Information:

Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-2200



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CLASS TITLE: Marine Police Officer DIVISION: Law Enforcement

PAY BAND: 4 Hiring Range: 34,285 – 40,000 Position No. 00220

WORK DESCRIPTION: Serves as uniformed officer with responsibilities for consistent and effective enforcement of the laws and regulations on marine life conservation, exercises authority in boarding vessels for inspecting harvesting and transporting; licensing, polluted area sanitation; boating safety and navigation; performing search, rescue, and assistance on the waterways. May issue summonses and make appearances in court. Serve on a major vessel or operate a radio-equipped patrol car with trailable boat. Makes dockside inspections, boards commercial and recreational boats, and may sell commercial seafood licenses. Officer may be called upon for special assignments involving homeland security or undercover observation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires familiarity and some knowledge and understanding of the seafood industry; the laws and regulations relating to commercial and recreational fishing, licensing, and enforcement. Must have proven ability to deal effectively with the general public; have knowledge and ability to pilot and navigate watercraft in the coastal waters of VA. Must be free from commercial fishing interests and live within 30 minutes travel of the duty station, and be eligible for a valid VA driver’s license. Position has a variable work schedule, 7 days a week with rotating shifts. Assignments and work schedules vary according to fluctuation in harvesting, weather, seasons, and markets. Newly hired officers have a 12-month probationary period and non-certified Law Enforcement hires will be required to attend the Law Enforcement Academy and continued employment is dependent on successful completion and certification. Visible tattoos and body jewelry are prohibited and an annual Conflict of Interest disclosure is required. Law Enforcement certification helpful but not required.

NOTE: This position requires passing of physical agility and swim test, a criminal background investigation, credit check, physical exam and drug testing. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm.

WORK HOURS: May be on 24-hour call, variable work schedule 7 days a week. Assignments and work schedules vary according to fluctuation in harvesting, weather, seasons and markets

LOCATION: Westmoreland

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 21, 2017


Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
Attn: Director, Human Resources
(757) 247-2200

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MRIP (Marine Recreational Information Program)
Seasonal Data Field Technician in the area of
Upper Newport News, Gloucester, Middlesex, and Mathews

Duties and Responsibilities: The incumbent will conduct the field portion of the MRIP. This program requires face-to-face interviews with marine recreational anglers. Field staff will travel to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and weigh, measure, and identify fish by species name that the anglers have caught. Assigned sites can include beaches, banks, piers, docks/jetties, and access points for private charter and head boats, including marinas, boat ramps and other points of entry to marine waters. Field staff is responsible for filling out field intercept forms with anglers at these sites in addition to completing several other required forms.

Qualifications: Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle; be willing to travel a reasonable distance to reach assigned sites; be available on weekends and weekdays, with additional availability during some evenings and nights. Individuals should be comfortable approaching and speaking with strangers; handling, measuring, and weighing fish; and working outside for extended periods of time in variable weather conditions. Must have legible handwriting and meticulous attention to detail and be able to complete, organize, safely store, and ship paperwork in a timely fashion. Must have proven communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and follow prescribed procedures. Must be computer savvy, have a computer and be able to scan and send data from home.

Knowledge of fish species with experience in the area of recreational angling and familiarity of marine waterways in their local area is preferred.

Location and Hours: The seasonal data technicians are required to work a minimum of three (3) 6 hour shifts a week; must have flexible availability, and be able to work any and all of the following shifts: 2am – 8am; 8am -2pm; 2pm – 8pm; 8pm – 2am; regular weekend work will be required and seasonal staff may be required to work at least 12 hours each weekend. ** These positions are hired through a temporary agency

Those interested may contact Jeff Allen at 757-870-4438; or Linda Hancock at 757-247-8052.


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