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Looking for someone who is either a wildlife conservation officer or knows a lot about the process of becoming one. Can someone please pm if they are knowledgeable in this area. Thanks!
 

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your best bet is to call your regional office and ask to speak with the WCO from your area.
 

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I hope you were in the military service because you would get an extra 10 points on the exam.
 

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What is it that you want to know about the process?

If you can be more specific in your questions I suspect someone can provide the answers.

Dick Bodenhorn
 

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first look at civil service website for available test, which comes around every 2 to 3 years, then schedule and take test, if you pass accordingly then its on to step 2, which is oral examination, schedule that, go take, and recieve results, after that you wait, then they do background exam, and i mean investigate every aspect of your life, physical testing which tests 5 areas, pass that then final interviews! good luck its a very lengthy and trying process, i dont think there is a testing open yet....im sure itll come again soon as more retire and not enough cadets make it through or class isnt big enough to fill all voids
 

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There is a class now that will graduate and hit the field in March.
 

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They are opening up the application process at the Civil Service Website on March 6 2013. It will be open for 30 days, or the first 600 applications which ever comes first.
 

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That is one huge load of crap, and a huge lie!! Perhaps you failed.
 

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There is no perhaps about it, it is a flat out lie! Not only is it sad that someone would post a lie, for what reason I don't know unless that person couldn't make the grade, but to try to discourage someone from applying for the job they want through a lie is reprehensible.
 

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Everyone relax.... he merely "misfired"... lol

Seriously... like what was previously mentioned. get on the civil service website and look at the opening. You have to fill out an online application, and schedule to take the civil service exam (written exam taken at a testing center). Once you take that exam, you'll be scheduled to take an oral exam which a series of questions (generally scenario questions) which you will reply to the question in front of a video camera. From there, your score will be calculated based on your written and oral exam, and you will be placed on the list. If you're high enough on the list, you will be asked back to have a formal interview in front of a hiring board. From there a background investigation will happen, and then you'll be sent to ross lefler school of conservation for you're training academy.


That's the process in a nutshell. the academy is a year long, and you will live at the school through the week.

Questions?
 

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Un like becoming a medical Dr., lots of patients, people skills and a warm and open personality are not requirements.
 

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You may pass the test but if you don't know anyone or your uncles not the head of the commission or Gov. try applying for a job some where else. Maybe the turnpike commission.
That is not at all true.

Getting in is pretty much all based on test scores all though Veterans do get ten points that is often hard for non-veterans to over come. But, even that has nothing to do with the Game Commission and is the same for ANY State Civil Service position.

The State Civil Service Commission oversees the entire selection process and there would be no way for any Game Commission, Legislative or other political influence.

If a person does or doesn’t make it is all based of their test scores, background investigation and ability to pass the minimum physical standards.

Once they are in the Training School though they can wash out if they don’t meet the academic standards, have the highest levels of credibility or acceptable levels of motivation. That decision is basically determined by the Training School Staff, based on continuous evaluations based on set criteria, being combined with weekly progress reports and final evaluations from Field Training Officers. But, even if and when the Game Commission does decide to dismiss a Cadet it is still a matter that gets reviewed by the Civil Service Commission.

Dick Bodenhorn
 

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We wash out a lot of our candidates on the background checks, so make sure you don't leave anything out when filling out any applications. Good luck.
 

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There will be a new class starting right after this one graduates in March.
 
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