Vermont Warden Service - Game Warden Trainee

Job Overview

Department Vermont Warden Service
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleGame Warden Trainee
Location Montpelier, VT

Job Announcement

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Hiring Game Warden Trainee

Salary:$22.29/Hourly      Close Date:05/17/2023 11:59:00PM

Interested applicants are encouraged to fill out the fields below. A follow up email with the application link will be sent directly to your inbox:




Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field of study


An associate’s degree with a major field of study in conservation or natural resources (e.g., environmental science or studies, wildlife management), biological or life sciences (e.g., biology, zoology), or criminal justice; AND three (3) years’ work experience


High school diploma or equivalent AND either: 
•    Four (4) years’ of experience as a certified law enforcement officer OR 
•    Four (4) years’ in the military on full-time duty, with discharge under honorable or other acceptable conditions


High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) full-time years’ work experience. 


Special Requirements

  • Additional qualifications required by the Department of Fish and Wildlife or the Vermont Police Academy include:
  • Applicants must pass the Vermont Police Academy entrance exam AND the Vermont Fish & Wildlife written exam.
  • Vision: At least 20/60 Snellen test each eye, corrected to 20/20 with normal color perception.
  • Hearing: Normal.
  • Physical Fitness: Applicants must meet the physical fitness standards of the Vermont Police Academy. In addition to meeting the physical fitness standards for the Vermont Police Academy, candidates will also have to demonstrate that they can pass a rower test at the 50th percentile, based on current warden service physical fitness requirements.
  • Ability to swim.
  • Residency: Applicants must bear the expense of travel to Vermont during the hiring process. Vermont residency is required within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Driver's License: Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of application. Your right to operate a motor vehicle may not have been suspended or revoked within 12 months of application. You must obtain a Vermont Operator's license within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Criminal History - You must not have been convicted of any felonies. The right to carry a firearm shall not be revoked for any reason. You will be required to submit to a comprehensive criminal and civil background check that may include a polygraph.


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