The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is looking for police officers. It's holding Physical Agility Tests (PAT) for anyone interested in applying. Interested applicants are required to pass a PAT. Applicants should report to the lobby of the South Charleston Community Center either Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 a.m., or Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. Walk-ins will be accepted according to a news release from the WVDNR.
Natural Resources Police Officers in the WVDNR Law Enforcement Section are responsible for enforcement of all laws and rules of the state and have full law enforcement authority statewide with a primary focus on protecting West Virginia's wildlife.
Candidates must be willing to relocate and work in any county in the state; must be willing to work all shifts and be on call; and understand that this is a statewide position, and as such that the county of assignment may not be guaranteed. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with preference given to majors in natural sciences, law enforcement, criminology or criminal justice, or candidates may substitute previous employment as a law enforcement officer under certain circumstances.
The PAT consists of three parts: a 37.5 yard swim; an agility test consisting of completing a minimum of 18 push-ups in proper form in one minute and completing 27 sit-ups in proper form in one minute; and a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 20 seconds or less. Failure to satisfactorily complete any part of the test is cause for disqualification and will eliminate candidates from further consideration. Candidates should bring long pants and a T-shirt for the fully clothed swimming test (no jeans or sweat pants) and a change of clothing for the running test.
Full details about the job description and an online job application form can be found at the WVDNR web site. For more information, contact the WVDNR Law Enforcement Section at 304-558-2784 or email DNR.Law@wv.gov .