Ky. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will hire additional conservation officers; Application period opens September 1

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will soon be hiring to fill conservation officer positions in several counties.

The application period opens on September 1 and will run until September 30. Candidates must be 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. To apply, visit personnel.ky.gov during the application period. The online application must be completed to be considered.

Selected candidates who are not already certified for Professional Peace Officer Standards (POPS) will complete 20 weeks of basic training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. In addition to basic training, all selected candidates complete another 12 weeks of training at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Academy before being placed with a Field Training Officer for the final 12 weeks of ongoing training. employment.

Candidates who meet the initial screening criteria must then pass a written test, physical fitness test, swimming test, oral interview, psychological and drug screening, polygraph, background examination and medical evaluation to be eligible. taken into account for the selection.

Candidates will be informed by e-mail of the scheduling of the written tests. Candidates should check their email frequently, including spam folders, after the job posting closes. An initial email to candidates will contain important and urgent information, and recipients should respond by a specific date.

Kentucky Conservation Officers are sworn statewide law enforcement officers with a primary focus on hunting, fishing, and boating laws.

Conservation Officers work to enforce game and fish laws and ensure the state’s waterways are a safe place for everyone using a two-pronged approach of education and training. application.

Fishing, wildlife, or boating violations can be reported to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife by calling 1-800-25-ALERT. In an emergency, or when there is an urgent need for law enforcement, calling 9-1-1 remains the best course of action.

Anonymous advice can also be given by texting “KFWLAW” with a message to 847411 (tip411), or via the free KFWLaw app, available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services

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