Physical Agility Tests (PAT) set for W.Va. Natural Resources Police Officer candidates Oct. 7 or 8; Five positions open

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Physical Agility Tests (PAT) set for W.Va. Natural Resources Police Officer candidates Oct. 7 or 8; Five positions open

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are being accepted now for five Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions statewide, according to Lt. Tim Coleman of the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR).

    All candidates are required to pass a Physical Agility Test (PAT) at West Virginia State University in Institute, W.Va., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, or on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The tests start at 8 a.m. each day. Walk-ons will be accepted.

    NRPOs in the WVDNR Law Enforcement Section are responsible for the prompt, orderly and effective enforcement of all laws and rules of the state and have full law enforcement authority statewide. Of primary importance is the protection of West Virginia’s wildlife to the degree that they are not endangered by unlawful activities

    To be considered for this position, 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 pushups 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.

    Directions: Take Exit 50 (Institute) off I-64; turn left onto Route 25; turn right at the first traffic light onto Barron Drive; turn left onto Academic Drive and park in Lot G. Enter Fleming Hall through the Chester Burris entrance.

    Full details about the job description and an online job application form can be found at www.wvdnr.gov/lenforce/employment.shtm. For more information, contact the WVDNR Law Enforcement Section at 304-558-2784 or email DNR.Law@wv.gov.

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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                   
www.wvdnr.gov
Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: August 30, 2011

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer 304-957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov  
Contact: Lt. Tim Coleman, Law Enforcement Section 304-558-2784 Tim.D.Coleman@wv.gov