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Career & Volunteer Opportunities

State Game Warden Careers

State Game Warden recruitment video

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 34th class of Wildlife Conservation Officer Cadets at its Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg.

The application period will be open from January 25, 2021 – February 26, 2021. After applying, applicants must schedule to take the civil service exam no later than March 6, 2021. Applicants must have held a hunting license prior to January 25, 2021.

The agency is seeking up to 40 qualified candidates who have a genuine interest in becoming a Pennsylvania Game Warden.

Applications will only be accepted online.

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 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 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 

Summer 2021 Internship Program (PDF)
Natural Resource Internships Northcentral Region Summer 2021 (PDF)
Deputy Game Warden
Hunter Education Instructor 


2020 Summer Intern Log

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