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State of Tennessee

Erwin, TN

Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to one year of fulltime wildlife conservation, forestry, farming or closely related work; qualifying coursework at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  • possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions.
  • upon appointment, successfully acquire a valid commercial driver's license/endorsement in some positions.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, performs wildlife conservation work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry/working class in the Wildlife Technician series. Employees in this class perform wildlife conservation work in one of the following specialty areas: creel surveys, state lake operation and maintenance, fish attractor construction and fish data collection, wildlife area operation and maintenance, or hatchery operation and maintenance.

Work Activities

Communicating with Persons outside the Organization:

  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Fish Management:

  • Assists Wildlife Biologists/Managers with studies of fish populations.
  • Collects fish by electro-fishing (shocking) methods.
  • Conducts interviews with fishermen to obtain data required for determining fish species harvest, fishing pressure, year groups, fish weights and lengths, number of fishermen, and economic information pertaining to fishermen.
  • Constructs and places fish attractors in reservoirs throughout the state to create productive sites for fishermen.
  • Draws down the ponds to remove fish for stocking; and transports the fish in tanker vehicles to designated stocking sites, stocks designated sites.
  • Monitors and protects fry where they continue to grow to supply adult stocking programs; feeds the fish in ponds.
  • Receives eggs from federal and private hatcheries; disinfects the eggs; places the fry hatched from these eggs in incubator trays; feeds the fry until they reach a size which enables them to be placed in ponds.

Forestry Management:

  • Construct access routes and forest roads.
  • Conduct forest and conservation work associated with seasonal activities, such as planting tree seedlings, putting out forest fires and maintaining recreational facilities.
  • Conduct forest nursery operations, monitor timber harvesting, perform land use activities such as disease or insect control programs.
  • Conduct forest protection activities, including fire control, fire crew training, fire detection and public education.
  • Inspect trees and collect samples of plants, seeds, foliage, bark and roots to locate insect and disease damage.
  • Perform reforestation, or forest renewal, including nursery and silviculture operations, site preparation, seeding and tree planting programs, cone collection, and tree improvement.
  • Provide forestry education and general information, advice, and recommendations to woodlot owners, community organizations, and the general public.
  • Provide technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys, or experimental forestry and forest engineering research.
  • Select and mark trees for thinning or logging, drawing detailed plans that include access roads.
  • Survey, measure, and map access roads and forest areas such as burns, cut-over areas, experimental plots, and timber sales sections.
  • Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices or Equipment:

  • Operating, running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, tractors, dozers, or water craft.

Performing General Physical Activities:

  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:

  • Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.


  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Trunk Strength:

  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

WMA Management & Maintenance:

  • Assists in constructing and maintaining buildings, storage sheds, roads, bridges, and trails at the assigned agency area; and maintains equipment assigned to agency controlled areas.
  • Assists Wildlife Biologists/Managers with wildlife population studies.
  • Collects biological data (age, weight, size, and condition) from game killed on managed hunts.
  • Locates and traps animals such as turkeys and bears for relocation to other areas of the state.
  • Manage hunts on state owned lands.
  • Measure distances, clean site-lines, and record data to help survey crews.
  • Plants and grows crops to feed wildlife.


  • Integrity and Trust
  • Ethics and Values
  • Action Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Perseverance
  • Listening
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Technical Learning
  • Decision Quality
  • Problem Solving


  • Working knowledge of wildlife and fisheries habitat management or a related field.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge hunting, fishing, and trapping regulations.
  • Basic computer knowledge and use for administrative duties.
  • Basic knowledge of hunter safety and firearm use.
  • Basic knowledge of safe handling of sick or injured wildlife.

Vermont Field Technician - Fulltime

Trout Unlimited


Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to bring together diverse interests to care for and recover rivers and streams so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon.

Trout Unlimited recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.


The field technician will report directly to the project manager and will be responsible for working as part of a restoration team to conduct instream habitat improvement, streambank stabilization, and aquatic organism passage projects. The field manager will have a lead role within the field team, including coordinating project logistics in remote areas. Candidates should have experience as a sawyer, preferably with US Forest Service certification. Projects implemented by the position will provide multiple benefits to cold-water fisheries and local communities including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity. The position will be based in Vermont and include travel throughout New England.


  • Working onsite in remote areas for several days each week.
  • Safety - always Maintain a safe work environment for yourself and crew members.
  • Directionally fell trees in a streamside environment.
  • Team lift/carry felled trees to habitat installation areas.
  • Transport field equipment to and from project sites.
  • Operate hand-powered equipment (e.g. winches, axes, etc.).
  • Assist with topographic surveys of project sites.
  • Assist with stream habitat assessment and/or culvert assessment.
  • Monitoring and data collection at current and past project sites.
  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This position does not have budget management responsibilities.


  • A minimum of a B.S. in environmental science, fisheries biology, forestry, or related discipline or commensurate field experience.
  • Ability to successfully work as part of a small team.
  • Knowledge of stream ecology and/or natural stream design techniques.
  • Saw experience, preferably with USFS, S-212, or Game of Logging certification.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR; Wilderness First Aid or similar preferred.
  • Familiarity with using & maintaining hand tools (e.g. axes, shovels, chainsaws, etc.).
  • Ability to hike & carry heavy gear (up to 50lbs.) through rough terrain.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively to achieve a conservation mission.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.

Bat Field Technician

Tetra Tech

Portland, ME 04103

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are seeking a qualified Bat Field Technician for its Portland, Maine office location to support projects across the country for a 6-month seasonal position (March-August) with the potential to become a full-time position. The position will require living in New England and extensive travel across the east coast and potentially other areas of the U.S. The position involves field work and travel for 75 percent of the job. Effects on bat species and habitats resulting from renewable energy (i.e., wind and solar) and linear infrastructure (i.e., transmission and pipelines) developments are of specific interest. Acoustic surveys supporting presence/absence projects involving Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats, baseline acoustical monitoring, and habitat assessments are prominent.

We have an established Bat Program of 15 years with a strong team and great opportunity for mentorship and career development with projects across the country and opportunities to gain experience with other species and biological areas.

Responsibilities would include but not limited to:

  • Conduct field work for acoustic bat surveys.
  • Choose best station location for optimal bat habitat and bat detection.
  • Deploy Wildlife Acoustic bat detectors, including long-term set-ups with solar panels and raised microphones on meteorological towers (includes use of power tools and light electrical wiring).
  • Document station location with field notes, photos, and forest stand attributes/ tree species.
  • Monitor weather conditions for qualifying nights required for each project.
  • Retrieve detectors when complete and organize, QAQC, download data, and upload data to cloud-based server.
  • Maintain field equipment and field equipment inventory.
  • Potential to assist in bat mist-netting surveys if desired.
  • Conduct bat habitat assessments both in conjunction with acoustic survey stations and for large project area habitat assessments for listed species.
  • Assist in planning project field schedules and making travel arrangements.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (bat biology/ecology, biological science, natural resources or wildlife management, or a closely related discipline).
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of academic and/or professional experience in wildlife ecology and management.
  • Strong technical skills in field ecology methods and ability to learn new techniques and field methods quickly.
  • Ability to work in the field in all weather conditions and maintain a positive attitude while maintaining a strong commitment to safety.
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented when it comes to data collection and entering data correctly and efficiently.
  • Experience collecting data electronically using tablets or other devices is preferred, such as ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey 123. Ability to orient in the field with Arc GIS Field Maps on a tablet.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of tools and software.
  • Strong skills in interpersonal communication to communicate with other field team members and field coordinator.
  • Experience and physical ability to use tools such as drills and post pounders and willingness to learn how to wire solar panels.
  • Comfortable working in a team or alone in remote field settings as well as in highly urban areas independently.
  • Must be comfortable with unpredictable encounters with the public and working near busy highways.
  • Strong organization and planning skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, and produce high-quality work under tight deadlines. Have the flexibility and adaptability to meet fast-paced demands.
  • Must have a valid driver license and be able to pass the company DMV check to be a Tetra Tech-qualified driver of corporate/rental vehicles.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test in compliance with state regulations.

Experience in the Following Areas is Desired for Potential Full-time:

  • Bat surveys; including hibernacula surveys, acoustic surveys with zero-crossing and full spectrum detectors, and mist netting.
  • Bat acoustic analysis and manual species ID with Kaleidoscope Pro and Sonobat.
  • Strong technical writing skills and experience writing biological reports.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 35 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels.
  • Availability to work extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time).

Conservation Technician

City of Madison, WI

Madison, WI

As a Conservation Technician you will perform technical work involving the maintenance, restoration, and land management of 2,000 acres of conservation parklands. Work is performed according to adopted land management standards, such as Parks’ Land Management Plan and site-specific Habitat Management Plans, and established routines and schedules, such as quantifiable work plans, and prescribed burn plans. Work involves providing leadership to other Parks staff in the areas of natural area maintenance and improvements. The successful candidate will assist in training and orientation of new employees on job skills, safety procedures, and departmental rules, procedures, and practices. Winter operations involve maintaining high quality groomed cross-country ski trail system when weather conditions allow. General leadership provided by this position includes preparation of written reports and work plans, communicating assignments to crews, revising assignments as necessary, and making reports to the supervisor.

Standard work hours are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required to conduct prescribed burns and winter maintenance operations.

Employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an affirmative action plan. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, trans, nonbinary, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Natural Areas Management

  • Implement site-specific habitat management plans. Conduct work according to written yearly work plans, while accommodating opportunities and changing conditions. Prepare written reports and work plans, communicate assignments to crews, revise assignments as necessary, and make reports to the supervisor.
  • Safely conduct prescribed burns using standard wildland fire suppression strategies, techniques and tools, including written burn plans. This may involve serving as line boss or as burn boss. This is physical work requiring foot travel to all portions of sites, over varying terrain, including across, up, and down slopes, through vegetation, over rocks and logs, and through standing water. Must use hand tools including rakes, shovels, drip torches and chainsaws. Must operate pumps, manipulate hoses, and create and manage hose lays.
  • Monitor and control invasive plant species using mechanical, chemical and biological methods. This physical work includes hand-pulling plants from the ground, operating chainsaws, brush cutters, walk behind mowers, tractors, back pack sprayers, and hand tools such as loppers and shovels.
  • Establish native plants by planting growing stock and collecting and sowing seeds
  • Inventory native plant species
  • Provide estimates of production rates, prioritization of management units, and assistance with development of habitat management plans
  • Assist with wildlife management as needed. This may involve stocking bait stations, traveling by kayak, and applying oil to waterfowl eggs.

Grounds, Building, and Equipment Maintenance

  • Trail maintenance – mow, string-trim, cut and drag brush, repair board-walks.
  • Resurface trail segments each year for improved erosion control, safety, and accessibility. Operate skid steer, and shovel, spread, and rake gravel. Dig trenches and cut, place, and secure water bars.
  • Signage – Install, maintain, replace as needed.
  • Monitor for encroachment and off-trail activities.
  • Remove litter, trash and debris by hand with appropriate tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Perform routine building and equipment maintenance such as sweeping floors, changing air and oil filters, sharpening blades and saw chains, and power washing and lubricating equipment. Change tires and assist with attaching track system on UTV for grooming.

Cross Country Ski Trail Maintenance

  • Operate snow grooming equipment to build and maintain a high quality ski surface on groomed trails. This involves hitching, trailering, unloading and manipulating groomer sleds.
  • Install and maintain trail signage.
  • Trim overhanging vegetation, remove fallen trees, and perform minor erosion repair on trail system.
  • Perform and record daily maintenance on equipment.
  • Monitor weather and site conditions in the field and modify work plans accordingly. Report progress daily.

Public Outreach

  • Develop and support volunteer projects (e.g. trail maintenance, native seed collection, invasive species removal).
  • Answer questions from park visitors in a courteous and informative manner.
  • Educate park visitors regarding Conservation Park rules and relevant City ordinances. Support enforcement of City ordinances by Park Rangers.
  • Lead interpretive tours of natural areas.

Other Related Duties as Required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in the care, restoration, and maintenance of a natural area(s) similar to a conservation park, or performing similar duties in forestry, landscaping, or farming.


  • Successful completion of a training program in conservation or natural resource management, such as Operation Fresh Start, or certification in forest management, conservation, or a closely related field, which included hands-on field experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in conservation, forestry, natural resources, environmental science, or a closely related field, which included hands-on field experience.

If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

Two (2) years of experience in applying the following:

  • Broad ecological relationships in Midwestern plant communities.
  • Plant identification and life cycles, appropriate methods of management and restoration (such as prescribed burns, brush mowing with tractors or skid steer vehicles, and herbicide application).
  • Methods and equipment used in basic carpentry, mechanics, landscape construction, grounds maintenance, and forestry.

Biological Technician



In this full-time position, the Biological Technician will work independently and/or as part of a team conducting field surveys to support energy infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. Primary duties may include threatened and endangered species habitat assessments, vegetation surveys, wildlife surveys, and/or other field activities (this may include environmental inspection). The work environment will consist of both urban and remote field settings, which may include work in adverse weather conditions, and in some instance's irregular and/or steep terrain. Field assignments will at times require work on weekends, multiple week shifts away from home, and regular work weeks in excess of 40 hours. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with technical document development for project planning and permitting.

This position is remote and field based.

Qualifications and experience

  • Experience with field work is strongly desired.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Biology, Ecology, Soil Science, Hydrology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or related degree-open to current students.
  • Strong technical writing and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and to manage heavy workloads in highly mobile and changing work
  • Ability to conduct field work for 10+ hours per day, sometimes in adverse conditions.
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds is required.
  • Ability to work weekends, multiple-week shifts away from home, and regularly work in excess of 40 hours per
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Idaho State Park Ranger - Statewide Recruitment

State of Idaho


Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking to fill Park Ranger positions through the state of Idaho to provide education and information services for park visitors, maintain park facilities and grounds areas, and ensure compliance with park rules and regulations.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is an organization of dedicated and extraordinary people: people who are building parks and providing recreational opportunities that make the incredible quality of life we enjoy in Idaho and where the spirit and beauty of Idaho is preserved and available to all.

The mission of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship. We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.


We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance. There is generous vacation and sick leave accrual that begins as soon as you start. There are ten paid holidays in a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple saving plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities and more.

To learn more about Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation please visit:

Example of Duties

Visitor Services and Resource Protection

  • Provides information to visitors and the public regarding park history and geology, plants, and animals
  • Conducts nature walks
  • Develops and presents interpretive and environmental awareness programs for park visitors, school groups, and organizations
  • Performs research for programs and displays
  • Informs visitors of pertinent regulations of the Department as well as other partner organizations such as Department of Fish and Game and Department of Lands
  • Collects fees
  • Ensures compliance with outdoor recreation program and park rules and regulations
  • Works with local enforcement agencies to give warnings
  • Patrols park to protect and preserve park resources from vandalism and abuse
  • Promotes public safety
  • Serves as liaison between park and other enforcement agencies
  • Administers first aid, organizes, markets and implements special events


  • Works with other park staff to hire, train, schedule, and supervise seasonal employees and volunteers
  • Prepares and maintains reports, expense transmittals, records, logs, and inventories
  • Purchases supplies and materials
  • Prepares research reports and procedure manuals
  • May represent the department at meetings with the public, user and/or special interest groups and partner agencies

Park Maintenance

  • Maintains park facilities and grounds to ensure resource preservation and visitor safety
  • Performs a variety of basic craft activities to include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and masonry
  • Operates and repairs vehicles, trucks, mowers, groomers, backhoes, and hand and power tools
  • Fells and removes hazardous trees
  • Designs, modifies, and fabricates equipment; inspects area and takes corrective action for hazardous conditions and defective equipment

This position will function as a Compliance Enforcement Officer who will assist with maintaining the peace and enforces rules within state parks.

These positions involve various skills including: public relations; natural resource management; park building and grounds maintenance; park and recreation rule compliance, and conflict resolution of visitor and user issues.

This position involves working nights, weekends, and many holidays, in all weather conditions, and with potentially caustic materials and pesticides. It also involves lifting items weighing 40 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Some knowledge of outdoor recreation and/or natural resource management;
2. Experience providing service to a variety of customers;
3. Experience supervising the work of others.

Specialty Minimum Qualification:
Some positions may require some knowledge of Cultural Resource Management.

Some locations may have one or more of the preferred qualifications below:

  • Some knowledge of Interpretation/Environmental Education;
  • Experience performing basic construction and building maintenance;
  • Experience operating and maintaining vehicles/equipment.

Maine Game Warden

State of Maine



The Maine Warden Service dates back to 1880, when the first wardens were appointed to enforce laws giving Maine’s moose and deer their first legal protection. The service’s first enforcement action occurred on March 12, 1880 when two men were apprehended for killing a doe in closed season. From this modest beginning, the Maine Warden Service now has a complement of 124 uniformed members and is the largest of three bureaus in the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. It consists of a control headquarters located in Augusta and five divisions with a varying number of districts. Division headquarters are located in Gray, Sidney, Bangor, Greenville, and Ashland. Each division is administered and supervised by a Lieutenant and sectional Sergeants. Warden districts cover the entire state; they are generally geographically smaller in southern Maine where the population is higher and larger in the more sparsely populated Northern sections.

Today, the Maine Warden Service is a modern, professional, highly effective law enforcement agency. Members are certified law enforcement officers who use state-of-the-art equipment, including four-wheel drive trucks, boats, snowmobiles, ATV’s, personal computers, a two-way radio repeater network, portable radios, fixed wing aircraft, and night vision equipment, in carrying out their responsibilities. In addition, the service maintains its own forensic mapping team, evidence recovery unit, dive team, K-9 unit, and aircraft fleet. These aircraft enable Wardens to patrol remote sections of their assigned districts, effectively respond to search and rescue situations, fish and wildlife enforcement, fish stocking, and oversee recreational boating activity.


This is certified, uniformed, law enforcement work as a member of the Maine Warden Service, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, protecting inland fish and wildlife resources and the safety of the public. A Game Warden’s work includes:

  • Patrol an assigned area called a district. Patrolling is usually done alone in areas where there is a concentration of hunting, fishing, and trapping activity. While on patrol, Wardens inspect licenses as well as fish and wildlife possessed by individuals. Explain fish and wildlife, recreation, and environmental laws, rules, and regulations. Patrol may be conducted on foot or by truck, boat, canoe, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), or airplane.
  • Issue warnings and summonses and making arrests as necessary. In addition to enforcing fish and wildlife, recreation, and environmental laws, Wardens are empowered to enforce all other state laws.

  • Conduct investigations, gathering evidence, writing reports, and testifying in court. Investigations may stem from citizen complaints or observed incidents of law violations, and may include complaints involving ATV’s, sick or nuisance wildlife, and landowner issues.
  • Investigate hunting incidents and crashes involving recreational vehicles.
  • Organize, directing, and/or participating in search and rescue operations. This is a priority requirement and may entail working on the recovery of drowning victims and other deceased persons.
  • Working with biologists, animal control agents, and/or wildlife rehabilitators.

To be a successful Maine Game Warden, an individual must possess considerable knowledge of wildlife, hunting, fishing, trapping, and other related outdoor sports; a strong desire to work in law enforcement; self initiative and a willingness to work out-of-doors in adverse weather conditions, often without assistance. In all cases, a Warden seeks to promote good public relations and compliance with all fish and wildlife regulations.


Preference will be given to any candidate that currently holds an active, in good standing, Certification of Eligibility for Law Enforcement or any candidate that has passed the Law Enforcement Pre-Service training.


In order to qualify, you must:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • be at least 21 years old -OR- can be only 20 years old and have completed an associate degree or 60 credit hours of post-secondary education by the date the application is submitted; have successfully passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s ALERT examination; (see below for scheduling)
  • have successfully passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test within a year of submitting application; (see below for scheduling)
  • have or be able to obtain a valid Maine Class C motor vehicle operator’s license;
  • be willing to locate anywhere within the State of Maine.

Important notes:


  • proof of age (copy of birth certificate or driver’s license);
  • a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • a letter from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy showing your ALERT examination score;
  • a letter from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy showing your Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test results (date of test must be within a year of the closing date of this posting).
  • Answers to Supplemental Qualifications form.

Note: If you are only age 20, you must attach within the application proof of your associate degree or completed 60 credit hours of post-secondary education.


Because of the responsibilities and authority of a Game Warden, the selection process is extensive and thorough. The following outline summarizes the testing and screening process used to evaluate every applicant for Game Warden before a hiring decision is made. The Game Warden application process has changed from past recruitments and the following application and testing process involves multiple evaluation phases. You must successfully complete each phase in order to proceed to the next.

Current full time Maine State Law Enforcement Officers who are Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) certified may be exempt from certain components of the application process. – However, BLETP certified candidates are required to have completed the MCJA PFT within a year of applying to this posting.