Careers in Enforcement

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Conservation Officer Trainees

Group photo of New Mexico Game and Fish Conservation Law Enforcement Officers (Fish and Game Wardens)

Visit the NMDGF Employment Opportunities page, or check the Enforcement Calendar for recruitment dates, if available.

Hiring Timeline

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is looking for the next generation of Conservation Officer Trainees.

November 2016 Conservation Officer Trainee Hiring Timeline

  1. October 7th:  Job announcement closes.
  2. November 12th:  Physical pre-assessment in Santa Fe.
  3. November 13th – 14th:  Interviews in Santa Fe (If applicant passed physical pre-assessment testing).
  4. November 15th:  Psychological Examination (If selected to continue hiring process).
  5. November 16th:   Medical Examination (If selected to continue hiring process).
  6. November 18th:  Uniform fitting @ Neve’s (If selected to continue hiring process).
  7. January 3rd – 6th:  First week in Santa Fe (If offered position).
  8. January 8th  – January 18th:   Firearms Training.

Conservation Officers

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.

What is a Conservation Officer? (2016)

Conservation Officer Physical Fitness Standards 2015

Conservation Officer Job Description & How to Apply

Conservation Officer Brochure 2014

See also: NMDGF Featured Officers


New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Mailing Address
PO Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Law Enforcement – Field Operations Division
Phone: 505-476-8085

Human Resources Manager

NM Department of Public Safety
Law Enforcement Academy
4491 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505-827-9251

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
NEOGOV Customer Support 1-855-524-5627

NMDGF Conservation Officers