This position will train for approximately one (1) year to become a commissioned Conservation Officer for the State of New Mexico. The training and law enforcement assistance provided is specific to managing the wildlife resources of the state. The incumbent must become a New Mexico certified peace officer by successful completion of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Recruit Training Program, plus field training in wildlife law enforcement, wildlife complaints, wildlife and fisheries management activities, hunter education instruction and appropriately interact with the public.
Apply Online: New Recruit-Game & Fish Warden-B (DGF#40869)
Salary: $26,228.80 – $45,656.00 Annually
Opening date: 8/18/2017
Closing date: Continuous
Location: Santa Fe (City), New Mexico
All students must pre-register prior to class.
Click OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions for instructions to pre-register for a hands-on class.
Online training is also available that provides the required safety permit after completion (see Safety and Training: Online Training tab).
New Mexico law requires anyone younger than 18 to obtain a safety permit prior to operating an OHV on public lands. The Department offers free hands-on ATV or dirt bike training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must provide a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment.