Learn How to Become an Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer

The job of an Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer is similar to that of a game warden in other states. In Alabama, the law enforcement division responsible for enforcing laws pertaining to fishing, seafood, hunting, water safety, parks and natural resources is the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers. They are often called Alabama Game Wardens. There officers work under the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The application and recruiting process is a very competitive process with many qualified applicants for a very small number of openings. Set yourself apart from the rest of the applicants the best you can, using prior work experience, certifications, skills and education.

1) Review the minimum qualifications below. Though a GED is the minimum requirement, earning an associate degree or a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field can make you much more competitive for a conservation officer position.

2) Once you have confirmed you meet the minimum requirements obtain the application for examination from the designated office. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer Qualifications

Meeting the minimum qualifications for the job of Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer does not guarantee employment. One must be a US Citizen, must be 21 years of age, have a valid Alabama driver's license, have a GED or High School diploma, have 6 months of Conservation related experience and the associated laws and regulations, be in good physical condition, must qualify to be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards commission.

Any questions and requests for application for examination forms should be directed to the State of Alabama Personnel Department at 334-242-3389. You can also pick up an application for examination at any Alabama Employment Service office.

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