Watershed Patrol Officer (Seasonal/Temp) - Water Works


Watershed Patrol Officer (Seasonal/Temp) - Water Works (Open Positions: 2)

Department: Water Works
Job Status: Not Specified
Rate of Pay: Starting $22.46/hr -
Status: Open until filled
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 Job Description

Grade:  16

 General Statement of Duties:

Patrols assigned areas within the City’s watershed to ensure compliance with environmental regulations; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Patrols watershed areas and monitors activity to identify violations of applicable watershed protection, environmental and trespassing law and takes appropriate actions to deal with the situation, including making arrests and charging a suspect, issuing citations, issuing written warnings or rectifying the situation through a dialogue with all parties involved as warranted;
  • Performs inspections of commercial and industrial sites to ensure compliance with State environmental regulations, notifies proprietors of deficiencies and recommends corrective action;
  • Works with NH DES representatives and other state agencies involving environmental related issues;
  • Inspects septic systems to determine system adequacy;
  • Enforces all local, state and federal laws, as well as watershed protection laws, boating, forestry, and fish and game laws, and issues citations for violations;
  • Performs routine maintenance on waterworks property and structures, including brush removal, and litter collection.,
  • Takes water samples and assists the Laboratory when needed;
  • Obtain various readings from gauges throughout the watershed and related facilities;
  • Responds to calls and/or complaints from citizens, involving arriving at the scene, taking statements from all parties involved, identifying a violation if one exists, and taking appropriate arrest and/or citation steps as the situation warrants;
  • Maintains a highly visible presence within assigned areas for the purpose of deterring crime as possible, maintaining good community relations and providing an identifiable source for citizens to go to for assistance, guidance, protection and service;
  • Maintains an awareness of any emergency situation in the community, including fires, natural disasters and environmental hazards, and notifies appropriate departments or agencies;
  • Transports prisoners, if necessary, to the appropriate police station, jail or facility;
  • Testifies in court as needed;
  • Performs a daily activity of public relations through speaking with citizens, responding to their needs as possible and explaining through actions and words the goals and purposes of applicable environmental regulations;
  • Informs Water administrative personnel immediately of any situation which appears to be out of the ordinary;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from High School or possession of a GED, preferably supplemented by some additional training in biology, environmental sciences, law enforcement or related; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Twenty-one years of age;
  • Ability to pass a background check;
  • Ability to pass a drug test;
  • Valid Driver’s License (passenger, and boat);
  • First Aid and AED Training Certificate; and
  • NH Part-Time Police Officer Certification (within 1 year)
City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2024
Starting $22.46/hr -