E.R.A.C.E. Officer (Environmental Rural Area Cleanup Enforcement)

  • Mohave, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Environmental Services
  • Salary: $42,598.40 - $66,102.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

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Performs journey level law enforcement work involved in preserving life and property, maintaining law and order, and enforcing laws and ordinances involved in county-wide illegal and wildcat dumping program in the unincorporated areas of Mohave County and assisting in developing and conducting public education and awareness of Environmental Rural Area Cleanup Enforcement (ERACE) programs.

Work is performed under general supervision of department supervisory personnel. May receive technical and functional supervision from higher level officers.


Essential Job Functions

  • Responds to and participates in activities involved in implementing and coordinating a comprehensive county-wide environmental rural area clean-up enforcement program.
  • Provides assistance in conducting a law enforcement program involving investigations, apprehending violators, inter agency coordination, education and other law enforcement and program activities.
  • Analyzes activity and violation problems occurring in unincorporated areas of Mohave County as it relates to illegal and wildcat dumping. Develops information through fact finding by collecting on-site evidence, interviewing witnesses or suspects, following up on leads, searching records, conducting surveillance, observing suspicious activity and through information provided by informants, concerned citizens and Federal, State and local officials.
  • Assists and requests assistance from agencies with conducting of law enforcement activities, maintaining and establishing liaisons with local Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies and their personnel.
  • Prepares investigation reports and maintains accurate, up-to-date information by documenting findings and facts, obtaining witness statements and copies of official records, and including pertinent correspondence, maps, historical information, exhibits, and photographs.
  • Determines laws violated. Makes record checks with State and local agencies to determine if violator has any prior violations. Issues citations or makes arrests and files criminal complaints with the Court. Books suspects when appropriate.
  • Ensures program activities are consistent with Federal, state and local policies and procedures for carrying out law enforcement activities.
  • Prepares applications for environmental programs and funding.
  • Coordinates and presents programs for the education and training of the public about the illegality and detriments of wildcat dump sites.
  • Confers with attorneys outlining requirements for investigation and keeps attorneys apprised of the investigations with current, accurate information.
  • Assists attorneys in the preparation of cases for trial based on information obtained and determining additional information required.
  • Testifies in court on the results of investigation.
  • Assists local and out-of-state agencies on environmental investigations.
  • Keeps apprised of associated environmental laws and legislation.
  • Compiles information and performs research for special projects as assigned. Develops and implements automated systems for tracking progress and documenting status of project activities.
  • Prepares and maintains required reports and documentation.
  • Speaks before groups, answers inquiries regarding environmental rural area cleanup enforcement, environmental issues and wildcat dumping programs and activities and conducts public information programs.
  • Attends routine and specialized training classes and seminars of law enforcement methods and techniques, marksmanship, law, procedures and technical subjects.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Required certification as a law enforcement officer.
  • One (1) year successful experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training may be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.
  • Must pass drug screen post offer.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Must be certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Board within six (6) months of hire.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
  • Must possess and maintain firearm proficiency.
  • May be required to successfully complete psychological, polygraph, health-related and physical agility testing appropriate to law enforcement individuals.
  • One (1) year law enforcement experience in environmental issues and wildcat dumping.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Law enforcement investigative techniques.
  • Relevant laws, rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement in general and specifically to the County.
  • First aid methods and procedures.
  • Principles, practices, methods, techniques, and equipment used in law enforcement.
  • Law enforcement and public relations activities.
  • County geography, its incorporated areas including highways, street and road locations.
  • Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulation.
Skill in:
  • Safe and effective operation and maintenance of law enforcement equipment to include firearms.
  • Safe operation and handling of a motor vehicle in adverse traffic conditions, weather, terrain and high-speed driving.
Ability to:
  • Give and receive orders, to follow instructions, and to work as a team member in a structured working environment.
  • Comprehend, retain and recall factual information.
  • Protect the public and enforce the laws with due regard for the rights and safety of individuals, the preservation of property, and the maintenance of good community and interpersonal relationships in compliance with established laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Apply training, experience and common sense to identify potentially dangerous situations, to make effective logical decisions, and to exercise the appropriate measure of tact or force to resolve dangerous or emotionally charged situations with minimum injury to self and others and minimum damage to property involved.
  • Demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.
  • Retain control of a vehicle under emergency conditions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, other law enforcement agencies and the public.
  • Prepare accurate, complete and legible reports and to present detailed, accurate and objective oral statements and responses to questions.
  • Attain proficiency in the use of firearms.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Fulfill physical requirements of work assignments to include maintaining physical conditioning required for performance of work assignments.
  • Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.

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Job Address

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