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Wildlife Conservation Officer Careers

Pennsylvania has long been a leader in wildlife management and conservation. Pennsylvanians place a high value on their natural resources, including wildlife.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a duty to protect, propagate, manage and preserve our wild birds and mammals for current and future generations and we are looking for men and women who are willing to make a career-long commitment to this mission. If you are interested in a unique law enforcement career, consider wildlife law enforcement. Wildlife Conservation Officers are dedicated and highly trained professionals who protect our natural resources and the citizens of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has proudly served as guardian of our commonwealth’s wildlife and wildlife habitat since 1895 through active and multi-faceted law enforcement, public education, and progressive wildlife and land management practices…protecting that which cannot protect itself. Please take time to review the information that follows and consider if this demanding, but fulfilling life style is for you.

The Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadet exam announcement is now closed through the State Civil Service Commission website, and no new applications are being accepted at this time, although the announcement will remain posted until all those who have applied have completed their scheduled testing. For those who are interested in becoming a Wildlife Conservation Officer, please check back occasionally on this site for updates on the next window for applications. Thank you for your interest in the Game Commission.

Those who have applied during the announcement opening and have scheduled testing for an upcoming date in April are still considered as active applications and should still plan to arrive at the appropriate site on the scheduled date for your exam.

WCO Cadet Training (PowerPoint)

Pennsylvania Game Commission Careers


The Following Civil Service Exams are Open:

Information Technology Generalists and Administrators
Applications Developers and Administrators
Forest Ast Managers and Program Specialists
Forester – Open 3/1/17 – 12/31/17 for scheduling exams
Forest Tech – Open 3/1/17 – 12/31/17 for scheduling exams
Licensed Professional Geologists
Wildlife Maintenance Propagator
Survey Technician

All information regarding the exam can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at Look under the "Job Seekers" tab for the announcement information which will include the minimum experience and training for the job.

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