CONCORD, N.H. — If you’ve thought about becoming a Conservation Officer, this could be your chance — the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is seeking to staff current and future Conservation Officer Trainee vacancies. The closing date for filing an application is April 22, 2016.
“Being a Conservation Officer calls for an in-depth understanding of wildlife, expert knowledge of hunting and fishing laws, physical fitness and excellent ‘people skills’,” said Col. Kevin Jordan, Chief of Fish and Game’s Law Enforcement Division. “COs play a vital role in enforcing state wildlife laws and keeping conditions favorable for fish and wildlife throughout the state.”
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division is responsible for the enforcement of all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fish and wildlife. Fish and Game Conservation Officers prosecute all of their own cases involving offenders of wildlife law. They also are responsible for search and rescue operations and enforcing off-highway recreational vehicle regulations. See more at www.wildnh.com/law-enforcement.
The selection process includes a written examination, a physical agility test and an oral board exam. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the date of the written examination (May 9, 2016). If selected, Conservation Officer Trainees gain experience working with Field Training Officers in every district of the state during the first year of the job. If they successfully complete the year-long trainee program, they are then assigned to a permanent patrol area within the state.
Find out more about necessary qualifications and how to apply by visiting the Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com/about/careers.html.