Careers in Enforcement

Careers in Enforcement 2017-08-23T07:44:36+00:00

Conservation Officer Trainees

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

News! We periodically update this page, the NMDGF Employment Opportunities page, and Enforcement Calendar.​

Aug
18
Fri
New Recruit-Game & Fish Warden-B (DGF#40869+)
Aug 18 @ 12:00 am – Oct 20 @ 11:59 pm

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

Hiring Timeline

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

December 2017 Conservation Officer Trainee Hiring Timeline

  1. October 20th: Job announcement closes.
  2. December 2nd: Physical pre-assessment testing in Santa Fe.
  3. December 3rd – 4th: Interviews in Santa Fe (If applicant passed physical pre-assessment testing).
  4. December 5th: Psychological Examination (If selected to continue hiring process).
  5. December 6th: Medical Examination (If selected to continue hiring process).
  6. December 7th: Uniform fitting @ Neve’s (If selected to continue hiring process).
  7. January 2nd – 5th: First week in Santa Fe (If offered position).
  8. January 9th – 19th: 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

Contacts

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
Email: DGF-FieldOps@state.nm.us
Phone: 505-476-8085

Human Resources Manager
Angelica.Ruiz@state.nm.us

NM Department of Public Safety
Law Enforcement Academy
4491 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505-827-9251
http://nmlea.dps.state.nm.us/

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 applicant.support@state.nm.us
NEOGOV Customer Support 1-855-524-5627

NMDGF Conservation Officers