Conservation Officer Trainees
The following page provides information about the hiring process. Visit the State Personnel Office website to apply.
Updated March 2019! New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is looking for the next generation of Conservation Officer Trainees. Visit the State Personnel Office website to apply.
Conservation Officer Trainee Hiring Timeline
April 16th: Job announcement closes.
May 11th: Physical pre-assessment testing in Santa Fe.
May 12th – 13th: Interviews in Santa Fe (if applicant passed physical pre-assessment testing).
May 14th: Psychological Examination (if selected to continue hiring process).
May 15th: Medical Examination (if selected to continue hiring process).
May 16th: Uniform fitting @ Galls (if selected to continue hiring process).
June 3rd: First day in Santa Fe (if offered position).
June 6th – July 26th: Working with Wildlife Division and/or Fisheries Division.
July 27th – August 2nd: Firearms Training TBD.
August: Hobbs LE Academy start date.
Conservation Officers (Fish and Game Wardens) can be found patrolling the lands and waters of the state day and night. Most people will tell you that enforcing the game and fish laws is their primary responsibility, but the job doesn’t stop there. In addition to enforcement, the conservation officer educates the public about wildlife and wildlife management, conducts wildlife surveys, captures “problem animals,” investigates wildlife damage to crops and property, assists in wildlife relocations and helps to develop new regulations.
NM Department of Public Safety
Law Enforcement Academy
4491 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
For assistance or questions relating to job postings and online applications, please contact:
New Mexico State Personnel Office (SPO)
Career Services – Job Opportunities
(505) 476-7759 or email email@example.com
NEOGOV Customer Support 1-855-524-5627