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"The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."

§27, Article 1, PA Constitution

Nature of Work

Waterways Conservation Officers perform specialized law enforcement work in fisheries conservation and watercraft safety under the jurisdiction of the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Typical duties include patrolling by foot, car and boat to detect violators; apprehending violators; issuing warnings and or citations; serving warrants; presenting evidence at hearings and court proceedings; investigating water pollution incidents; investigating boating accidents; stocking fish. Appearing in public to conduct classes or provide information is also required. General supervision may be exercised over a staff of volunteer deputy waterways conservation officers.

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