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Conservation Ranger 1 (Game Warden)

Statewide GA


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 Conservation 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 P.O.S.T. Certified must pass the P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam to be considered for a Conservation Ranger (Game Warden) position. A copy of the test scores must be included with the application when applying for a Conservation Ranger (Game Warden) position.

NOTE: P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam Information is located on the Careers page of the DNR website at http://www.gadnr.org/careers in the Important Notices section.

Applicants who are P.O.S.T. Certified must provide a copy of their P.O.S.T. Certification Certificate when applying for a Conservation Ranger (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 www.gadnr.org/careers) 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: Conservation Ranger Employment

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029

Or you may send your documents electronically to DNR.Training.Academy@dnr.ga.gov

NOTE: The deadline to submit applications is June 15, 2017.

Applications must be postmarked on or before June 15, 2017. Applications postmarked after June 15, 2017 will not be considered.

Posted May 10, 2017

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