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Game Warden 1

Statewide GA

Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a Game Warden 1.



Under supervision, interprets and enforces the state laws, rules and regulations provided for the conservation and protection of natural resources. This is the entry/training level of the Game Warden job series.



Associates / Technical degree from an accredited college or university.


Completion of equivalent coursework (90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) from an accredited college or university.

NOTE: Certificates and/or accumulated hours from a technical college, without an Associate’s degree, do not qualify.

NOTE: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and meet all requirements for P.O.S.T. certification.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications:

Applicants who are not POST Certified must pass the POST Entrance Exam to be considered for a Game Warden position. A copy of the test scores must be included with the application when applying for a Game Warden position.


NOTE: POST Entrance Exam Information is located on the Careers page of the DNR website at in the Important Notices section.

Applicants who are POST Certified must provide a copy of their POST Certification Certificate when applying for a Game Warden position.



Applicants must:

• Be at least 21 years of age

• Be a citizen of the United States

• Be eligible to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License at the time of appointment




Minimum distant vision of 20/60 correctable to 20/40 in each eye.


Hearing loss not greater than 24dBA average of 500, 1000 and 2000 frequencies in the better ear.



Preference may be given to:

• Applicants who are currently POST Certified.

• Applicants who already possess experience and knowledge in the areas of hunting, fishing, boating and other related outdoor activities.

• Applicants with an Associate’s degree, or higher, with a major in a related field such as Wildlife Management, Criminal Justice, Natural Science or Forestry.

Applicants must complete the DNR POST Certified Position Application for Employment (located at and submit it along with their current POST Certification Certificate (if applicable) or a copy of their POST Entrance Exam results to the following address:

DNR Training Academy

ATTN: Game Warden Employment

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

NOTE: The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2020.

Applications must be postmarked on or before May 31, 2020. Applications postmarked after May 31, 2020 will not be considered. Conditional Offers of Employment for the 35th Game Warden Academy will not begin until October 2020. The effective hire date will be January 2021.

Posted March 18, 2020

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