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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 is recruiting the 34th class of Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadets at its Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg. The agency is seeking up to 40 qualified candidates who have a genuine interest in becoming a Pennsylvania Game Warden.

The application period has closed. After applying, applicants must take the civil service exam by April 24, 2021. Applicants who have already tested and received their score will be contacted shortly thereafter by someone from the Game Commission. All positions require possession of an active hunting license for two years. No two licenses can be valid for any portion of the same time period. Licenses need not be consecutive years or seasons.

To be eligible to test you must meet one of the following; have completed 60 college credits, have two years and a minimum of 400 service hours as a commissioned Deputy Game Warden for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, have four years of active duty military service with honorable discharge, have two years of service as a conservation law enforcement officer with a wildlife agency

After selections are made, the 34th class will report for training likely in March of 2022 and graduate in 2023.

Employment Opportunities

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

For a complete listing of employment opportunities available for ALL job seekers please visit the Commonwealth of PA Job Opportunities page.

Additional Opportunities 

Deputy Game Warden
Hunter Education Instructor 

2020 Summer Intern Log

Follow the adventures of the interns assigned to the Game Commission's Southeast Region.