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Seasonal Marine Patrol Officer Trainees

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2014 Examination Dates:
  • July 19, 2014
    Deadline for applications will be June 20, 2014
  • August 23, 2014
    Deadline for applications will be July 25, 2014
  • September 20, 2014
    Deadline for applications will be August 22, 2014
  • October 18, 2014
    Deadline for applications will be September 19, 2014
  • December 6, 2014
    Deadline for applications will be November 7, 2014
Application Process: Interested individuals are directed to visit the State of New Hampshire Employment Opportunities page for details regarding available positions and the process for application submittal. Applicants must submit appropriate documentation (copy of official transcripts, proof of police certification, and/or verification of military service) with their applications to continue in the recruitment process.

Position Description:

The Seasonal Marine Patrol Officer Trainee may be assigned to working any of the patrol areas located throughout the State. Throughout their patrol season, officers may be called upon to perform any or all of the following duties:

  • Patrol assigned areas using State patrol boats.
  • Respond to emergencies and other calls for assistance.
  • Enforce State boating and criminal laws.
  • Investigate boating accidents and drownings.
  • Conduct inspections of commercial boats and testing of commercial boat operators.
  • Conduct Boating Safety Education Classes.
  • Install, maintain, and remove State marine aids to navigation.
  • Conduct criminal investigations and generate cases for prosecution.
  • Interact with other law enforcement and safety agencies.
Position Salary: $14.92/hour

Minimum Requirements:

Because the position of Seasonal Marine Patrol Officer Trainee Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol is a certified part-time police officer in the State of New Hampshire, the minimum requirements are accordingly demanding.

  • Minimum of 18 years of age at the time of appointment
  • US Citizenship
  • No criminal convictions
  • Valid driver license
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Good physical health
  • Ability to attend and successfully complete marine patrol training
  • Ability to work varied shifts, weekends and holidays throughout the summer months
Other Beneficial Traits for an Applicant to Possess Include:
  • Previous law enforcement experience or training
  • Previous boating experience
  • Knowledge of New Hampshire lakes and waterways
  • Possession of a vehicle capable of towing a state patrol boat
Employment Selection Process:
  • Candidate submits a completed application
  • Application is reviewed

Then the following are administered:

  • Written examination - You will be allowed up to three (3) hours to complete this examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions. The written examination is designed to measure participants’ possession of the
    following job-related knowledge, skills and abilities: knowledge of: basic marine and boating
    terminology; general / basic law enforcement procedures, court procedures, legal terminology,
    public relations principles and practices; writing techniques including general vocabulary, proper
    sentence structure, grammar, spelling, etc.; basic mathematics including addition, subtraction,
    multiplication, division, decimals, fractions and the computation of percentages; ability to: read
    and comprehend law enforcement related passages and other written materials; accept
    supervision and training and to use proper judgment in the resolution of law enforcement related
    incidents.
  • Physical Agility Test adobe acrobat reader symbol
  • Interview
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical examination
  • Drug Screening
  • Background investigation
  • Marine Patrol classroom training
  • Marine patrol practical on-the-water training
  • Field training officer review
  • Probationary assignment of patrol duties
  • Attendance of New Hampshire part-time Police Officer Academy
  • Swim Test – 100 Meters

 

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