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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 State Civil Service Commission will begin accepting applications for the position of Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadet beginning March 1st through April 1st, 2017 or until 600 applications are received, whichever occurs first.

Applications will only be accepted online. To view the test announcement and apply please visit the State Civil Service Commission’s website on or after March 1, 2017 at:

WCO Cadet Training (PowerPoint)

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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