Game Warden Testing Event In Salina

The help wanted sign is out, and the state of Kansas is looking to hire 6 to 10 new game wardens.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism  invites qualified applicants to test for entry-level game warden positions in the Law Enforcement Division. Successful applicants will enter a pool of eligible persons who may receive offers to become a Natural Resource Officer I, commonly known as a Game Warden. There are six to ten vacancies to be filled.

The deadline for submission of applications is July 24th, 2015. The testing event will be held August 22nd, 2015 at the Crisis City Complex southwest of Salina.

Interested applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours of Natural Resources coursework.

The preferred degrees include Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Ecology/Management/Biology, Biology with field coursework emphasis, Environmental Ecology, Wildlife Range Management, Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management. Coursework in the following or similar courses is preferred: ornithology, ichthyology, mammalogy, entomology, limnology, fisheries/wildlife management, parasitology, population biology, wildlife and fisheries related ecology courses, conservation related coursework that covers wildlife and fisheries related topics, range ecology and management, and those courses that are closely related to the above listings.

Degrees and courses that are not preferred include animal science, geology, geography, pre-medical, pre-dental or pre-veterinary, microbiology, human biology and park and resource management.

Kansas game wardens are responsible for enforcing wildlife laws and regulations, patrolling the waters of Kansas, investigating hunting and boating accidents and conducting boat safety inspections and BUI checks. Wardens also promote outdoor safety by conducting hunting and boating safety programs and teaching hunter education and boating safety courses. As certified law enforcement officers, Game wardens also assist other law enforcement agencies with search and rescue operations, fugitive searches, illegal drug investigations and more.

For complete information and application requirements, visit then click on “Current KDWPT Employment Opportunities – Permanent Positions.” Applicants can email their application information to [email protected].