Conservation Officer Recruit

Commonwealth of Kentucky - 42450
February 12, 2021
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Conservation Officer Recruit
Pay Grade 12
Salary $29,129.28 - $46,607.04
Employment Type
Hiring Agency
Tourism, Arts, & Heritage Cabinet | Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources
Home Work Station
Providence, KY 42450 USA
Would you liked to work with people who are dedicated to conserving the Commonwealth's Fish and Wildlife Resources? Do you want to be part of an agency that provides opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors by fishing, hunting, boating, recreational shooting, wildlife watching or related activities in Kentucky? Join us in the exciting, innovative and rewarding environment of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR)!
Do you work in the Law Enforcement field? Are you ready for a change of scenery?
We've got all the scenery you could ask for! The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) is "hunting" for people to join our team! Yes, we’re "fishing" for applicants!
Working as a Conservation Officer Recruit, you will perform tasks such as:
• Patrol fields, forests, and waterways to observe activity and violations of law.
• Issue citations to violators and assist senior officers in apprehending violators and making arrests.
• Prepare cases and present in court.
You will be required to operate various types of equipment such as a firearm, boat, ATV, vehicle, radio and other essential items.
During your first year, you will be trained in our Fish and Wildlife Academy, which covers such topics as:
• Firearms
• Drug Identification
• Hazardous Devices
• ATV operation
• Krav Maga Self Defense
• Water survival
• Species identification
• Media relations and job related legal topics.
Upon completion of the Fish and Wildlife Academy, you will be placed with a field-training officer for 16 weeks of hands on training.
Benefits include paid continuing education, health insurance, retirement, deferred compensation, $20,000 life insurance policy, group rates for dental and vision plans, paid holidays, and upon receiving KLEFPF (Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund) certification a $4,000 per year training stipend. Upon successful completion of probation, you will be rewarded with a 5% probationary increase. We also offer a defined career path with regular salary increases for the valued officers of KDFWR.
Ready to join our team? Apply now! We have several open positions.
We offer a great package of EMPLOYEE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY BENEFITS, including:
• A 37.50 hour work week (w/occasional overtime required)
• Paid Time Off (Sick & Vacation) +Paid Holidays
• Overtime/Compensatory Time
• Affordable Health Insurance w/ Optional Health Reimbursement Account
• Life Insurance
• Retirement
• Wellness Incentives Program
• Training/Career Development Opportunities
• Optional Deferred Compensation program (401K)
• Lots of Employee Discounts on electronics, health & wellness, retail, travel/events/entertainment, services/education
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be 21 years of age. Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification . Employees in this job title are subject to the provisions of KRS Chapter 15 and 503 KAR 1:140 relating to peace officer certification as administered by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. The employee must successfully complete the DOCJT Educating Heroes program within one year of employment in this job classification ( ). Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.
Working Conditions
Conditions are consistent with other law enforcement officers. Incumbents working in this job title spend the majority of time working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Phyllis Dudgeon at
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D