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Game Commission Career & Volunteer Opportunities

 

State Game Warden Careers

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a duty to manage the commonwealth's wild birds and mammals for current and future generations and is looking for men and women willing to make a career-long commitment to this mission. If you are interested in a unique law enforcement career, take time to review the information below and consider if this demanding, but fulfilling lifestyle is for you.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will begin recruiting the 32nd class of Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadets at its Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg.

The State Civil Service Commission will begin accepting applications on or about January 28, 2019 until February 23, 2019 or until 1000 applications are received, whichever occurs first.

The class will report for training in March of 2020 and graduate in 2021.

The agency is seeking up to 35 qualified candidates who have a genuine interest in becoming a Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer.

For more information on the position please visit www.pgc.pa.gov and click on Information & Resources and then on Career and Volunteers

Applications will only be accepted online. To view the announcement and apply please visit www.employment.pa.gov on or after January 28, 2019.

To be eligible to test you must have completed 60 college credits or have two years and a minimum of 400 service hours as a commissioned Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or have four years of active duty military service with honorable discharge.

Civil Service will be sending out scores for those who took the written and oral exams for the Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadet. The Pennsylvania Game Commission's Human Resources Office will be contacting those who scored high enough for next steps within the next two weeks.


Pennsylvania Game Commission Careers

Commonwealth of PA Internal Job Opportunities page lists openings that are ONLY for current and former Commonwealth employees. Some positions are also available for current and former local government employees who have held civil service status

If you do not have this experience, please visit the Commonwealth of PA Job Opportunities page for a complete listing of employment opportunities available for ALL job seekers.


Employment Applications 

Commonwealth of PA Internal Job Opportunities page lists openings that are ONLY for current and former Commonwealth employees. Some positions are also available for current and former local government employees who have held civil service status

If you do not have this experience, please visit the Commonwealth of PA Job Opportunities page for a complete listing of employment opportunities available for ALL job seekers.

Additional Opportunities 

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