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Become a Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Conservation Ranger

May 21, 2016 12:00PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

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Looking for a challenging and exciting career, where you can enjoy the outdoors, serve the public and work on a team where you are valued and appreciated? Ever considered becoming a Conservation Ranger? Great! the Law Enforcement Division of the Georgia State Department of Natural Resources is looking for self-motivated men and women with a good work ethic and a desire to protect Georgia’s beautiful natural resources and to provide a positive public safety presence for all of our citizens.

They will only be accepting applications from May 1–June 15, 2016

These are the minimum qualifications for employment as a Conservation Ranger:
• Be at least 21 years of age;
• Be a citizen of the United States;
• Be eligible to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s License at the time of appointment;
• Have a minimum distant vision of 20/60 correctable to 20/40 in each eye;
• Must not have hearing loss greater than 24dBA average of 500, 1000 and 2000 frequencies in the better ear

Educational requirements:
Completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Completion of at least 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university.
Completion of an Associate’s degree from a Technical College.
NOTE: Certificates and/or accumulated hours without an Associate’s degree do not qualify.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications:
Applicants who are not P.O.S.T. Certified must pass the P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam to be considered for a Conservation Ranger position. 

Applicants who are P.O.S.T. Certified must provide a copy of their P.O.S.T. Certification Certificate when applying.

For more details visit or contact the DNR LE Training Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at 478-993-4545.

Be sure to get your application in before the June 15, 2016 deadline!!

What is a Conservation Ranger?


A Conservation Ranger (more commonly known as "Game Warden") is a peace officer certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.
A Conservation Ranger enforces wildlife, environmental, boating, and other State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations in assigned areas.  Patrols are made by vehicle, boat, aircraft, ATV and mostly on foot.

For more information, visit their website

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