Assistant Director - Office of Law Enforcement


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Open & closing dates

     03/11/2024 to 04/12/2024

  • Salary

    $147,649 - $221,900 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

  • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:

    • Washington, DC
  • Remote job


  • Telework eligible

    Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

  • Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes—You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • Appointment type

    Permanent -

  • Work schedule

    Full-time -

  • Service

    Senior Executive

  • Promotion potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

  • Supervisory status


  • Security clearance

    Top Secret

  • Drug test


  • Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

  • Trust determination process


Colonel - Director of Massachusetts Environmental Police  - (240002SG)


Colonel - Massachusetts Environmental Police

The Colonel, as Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Police within the Office of Environmental Law Enforcement (OLE) under the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, holds the highest-ranking position within the environmental police department. Tasked with comprehensive oversight of departmental operations, strategic planning, and administration, this role demands strong leadership, managerial acumen, and unwavering dedication to law enforcement while prioritizing the safety and security of the Commonwealth.

Leading a committed team of approximately 100 officers and civilian staff members, the Colonel is charged with the vital responsibility of safeguarding Massachusetts' environment and natural resources through a multifaceted approach involving enforcement, education, and public outreach. Environmental Police Officers are entrusted with the responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with laws related to environmental protection, conservation and natural resource management.

In addition to overseeing resource planning and organizational development, the Colonel coordinates activities for Environmental Police Officers, the Communications Unit, and the Administrative (fiscal) section of the office. The Colonel exercises direct supervision over all daily departmental activities, including those of the Lieutenant Colonel, Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, and Environmental Police Officers within various specialized bureaus such as the Inland Enforcement Bureau, Coastal Enforcement Bureau, Boating and Recreational Vehicle Enforcement, Safety and Education Bureau, Environmental Crimes Bureau, Hazardous Waste Enforcement Unit, Marine/Recreational Vehicle Theft Enforcement Unit, Enforcement Training, Dispatchers of the Communications Unit, and the Finance Department.

This pivotal role offers a unique opportunity to lead a dedicated team in the crucial mission of safeguarding the environment and upholding Massachusetts' laws, thereby ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee and direct all activities of the Office of Environmental Law Enforcement (OLE).

Provide enforcement oversight of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) related to environmental law enforcement and natural resources management.

Coordinate environmental enforcement response efforts in collaboration with local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Guide the Homeland Security missions through cooperative agreements with the US Coast Guard in coordinating, patrolling, and enforcing the needs for state and national security.

Develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and procedures to effectively address public safety needs and departmental goals.

Provide visionary leadership to inspire and motivate departmental personnel towards achieving organizational objectives.

Provide leadership in the selection, recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of Environmental Police Officers (EPOs) and civilian staff members.

Supervise all aspects of daily departmental activities including personnel within various bureaus and units.

Develop and manage the departmental budget of over $14.3 million, including federal grants.

Supervise the Office of Boat and Recreation Vehicle Registration and Titling Bureau.

Manage staff planning, organization development, and coordinate activities for various the bureaus and units within the Office of Law Enforcement (OLE).

Provide technical assistance regarding Massachusetts environmental statutes, rules, and regulations.

Adhere to the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission’s certifications, trainings, and standards.

Review, approve, and administer Massachusetts laws regarding Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) and vessels.

Collaborate closely with members of the Secretary’s senior staff for support in human resources, finance, legal, government, external relations, and information technology systems.

Preferred Experience:

Thorough knowledge of all laws, rules and regulations relating to the duties of this office and the ability to correctly interpret and observe such laws, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge of the general principles of leadership and ability to plan, organize, administer, manage, and direct the enforcement of the laws, etc., knowledge of modern, scientific, and efficient police management practices and procedures.

Demonstrated leadership abilities in planning, organizing, administering, and managing law enforcement activities.

Ability to represent the division effectively in criminal cases and other legal proceedings.

Certification as a law enforcement officer in good standing with applicable state or federal authority, or ability to obtain certification within six months of appointment.

Advanced training such as the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association Leadership Academy, FBI National Academy.

Management experience over specialized units in Conservation Law Enforcement such as a K9 program, Boating and OHV Accident Reconstruction, BOAR.

Coordinates activities with other enforcement entities; State, Local, Federal and Tribal Law Enforcement.

Must be able to obtain a valid MA License to Carry a Firearm and MA Driver’s License.






Applicants must have at least (A) seven (7) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least four (4) years must have been in a managerial capacity.



Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements.  We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Program Manager X

Primary Location

: United States-Massachusetts-Chelsea-200 Arlington Street


: Public Safety


: Exec Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs


: Full-time


: Day

Job Posting

: Feb 29, 2024, 5:13:02 PM

Number of Openings

: 1


: 123,783.20 - 192,081.87 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Melixza Esenyie - 6176261282

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Confidential: No

Potentially Eligible for a Hybrid Work Schedule: Yes