Conservation Officer Trainees
We periodically update this page, the NMDGF Employment Opportunities page, and Enforcement Calendar.The following page provides information about the hiring process. Visit the State Personnel Office website to apply.
Train for approximately one year to become a commissioned Conservation Officer (Fish and Game Warden) for the State of New Mexico. The training and law enforcement assistance provided is specific to managing the wildlife resources of the State. For more information visit the Careers in Enforcement page.
Updated May 2018!
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is looking for the next generation of Conservation Officer Trainees.
May 2018 Conservation Officer Trainee Hiring Timeline
May 25th: Job announcement closes.
June 2nd: Physical pre-assessment testing in Santa Fe.
June 3rd – 4th: Interviews in Santa Fe (if applicant passed physical pre-assessment testing).
June 5th: Psychological Examination (if selected to continue hiring process).
June 6th: Medical Examination (if selected to continue hiring process).
June 7th: Uniform fitting @ Galls (if selected to continue hiring process).
June 18th – June 22nd: First week in Santa Fe (if offered position).
June 25th – June 29th: Firearms Training in Farmington. 9. July 8th: Farmington 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