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Put your outdoor skills to use and become a New Hampshire Conservation Officer!
How would you like to act as a guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources? How about convicting a poacher for an over limit of trout or deer? What about saving someone’s life by rescuing them off a mountain? If these activities sound rewarding to you, then New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is where you belong.
No doubt about it, this job is tough. You will see new challenges everyday that can be demanding both mentally and physically. One day you might be sitting in the woods trying to catch a fisherman who’s taken over his share, while the next day you might be hiking up Tuckerman’s Ravine helping find a lost hiker. Then again you could be backing up a local police officer with a domestic dispute or searching for a suicidal subject with a weapon. Variety is what keeps this career appealing and stimulating. It is a secure career path that can lead in many different directions and has opportunities for promotion.
DUTIES OF A CONSERVATION OFFICER
A career as a New Hampshire Conservation Officer offers good pay and excellent benefits that include:
Minimum Qualifications to Apply:
Education: Associate Degree or 60 credit hours from a recognized college or technical institute AND
Experience: No experience required.
Education: Completion of high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent AND
Experience: Two years of full-time employment as a certified police officer in a recognized jurisdiction, or two years of experience in the military on full-time active duty with an honorable discharge may be substituted for the two years of required formal education.
License/Certification: Upon appointment, candidates must obtain a New Hampshire driver's license in compliance with the state statutes governing driver's licenses and registrations.
Once your application is accepted you will be scheduled for a written test. In order to move on in the process you must pass this test with a minimum of 70%. The exam tests your knowledge of hunting, fishing and trapping techniques as well as basic orienteering, boating, wildlife identification, wildlife management and Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles.
After passing your written test, you will be required to pass a physical examination consisting of the following activities:
Upon your successful passing of your physical exam, you will be required to go in front of an oral board where you will again be tested on your knowledge and skills. In addition you will be graded on presentation, judgment, critical thinking, maturity and discretion.
If you are recommended to go beyond the Oral Board Exam, a Conditional Offer of Employment will be offered. Once the Conditional Offer of Employment is signed you will be required to take a psychological and medical exam and a polygraph test. A thorough background investigation will be completed.
To apply for the Conservation Officer Trainee position, click here: admin.state.nh.us/hr/employment.html
There are many opportunities available to enhance your career:
By phone - 603-271-3127
By e-mail - Robert.Bryant@wildlife.nh.gov
In person - 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Thank you for your interest.