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CONSERVATION WARDEN

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In order to be considered for this position, you must complete the following seventeen (17) questions. As you go through the exam, be sure to click "Save and Continue" after you complete each page of the exam. Note: each page will time out after 20 minutes, so be sure to click "Save" often to avoid losing your answers. Once you have completed the exam, click the "Save and Finalize" button and again at the exam summary window, click the "Finalize" button. After successfully completing and finalizing your exam, you will receive an email from Wisc.Jobs indicating that the process has been successfully completed. You may also check your Wisc.Jobs job cart to verify that your materials are complete. If you do not receive confirmation, you may not have finished all of the steps correctly. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. You may re-enter your exam at any time before the deadline date in order to modify your answers, however, you will need to save and finalize again in order for your answers to be updated. The first sixteen (yes/no) questions are mandatory/minimum requirements.  If you pass this section, you will then be asked to provide a narrative response to question 17.  Your response to this question will be scored according to a set of pre-determined criteria and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the process.  It is critically important that you address the specific information asked.  If you have any questions regarding this recruitment and exam process, please call 414-263-8567 or email Andrea.Augle@wisconsin.gov

NEXT STEP OF THE PROCESS: Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited by email to participate in the next step of the selection process, tentatively scheduled to take place August 2017. The anticipated start date for employment is January 8, 2018.  It is very important to provide us with a valid/active email address AND phone number (preferably cellular).  Please monitor your email and text messages continually throughout this recruitment. 

If you have any questions about becoming a conservation warden, please reach out to Lt. Jeffrey King at  jeffrey.king@wi.gov or 608-219-4887.

Positions included in this classification have duties and responsibilities of such a nature that it is required (by federal or state law or by position analysis) that the incumbent be able to obtain Law Enforcement Standards Board's (LESB) credentialing as a Law Enforcement Officer. The first seven (7) yes/no questions are mandatory and will determine if you meet the minimum qualifications to be able to obtain LESB certification, and you must pass this section of the exam to move on to the final questions. If you are unable to pass the first seven questions, you will be ineligible for further consideration. After you have answered the questions on this page, click the "Save & Continue" button to save your responses. Your response to each of the questions will be electronically scored, and if you meet the minimum qualification, you will be allowed to continue the exam. Please note that proof of qualification may be required later in the recruitment process to confirm minimum qualifications have been met. Any attempt of deception or fraud in answering the exam questions or at any stage of the process, will result in an applicant's removal from the hiring process and/or dismissal from this position.

Minimum Requirement

1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
Yes
No

2. Do you currently (at the time of application)have 60 credits from an accredited college/university?
Yes
No

3. Do you possess or are you eligible to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver's license and have at least 2 years of driving experience?
Yes
No

4. Do you have any unpardoned felony criminal convictions or for any crimes that would be considered a felony if committed in Wisconsin?
Yes
No

5. Do you have any unpardoned domestic violence convictions?
Yes
No

6. Do you have any operating while intoxicated convictions within the past year?
Yes
No

7. Do you have 3 or more moving violation convictions and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years?
Yes
No

8. The following eight questions deal with the conditions of employment.  It is important that candidates understand the scope of the position they are applying for.  Please read through the following questions/conditions of employment and respond.

In a warden’s administrative area, there is no one else helping to cover the other hours in a week that the warden is off. A warden’s phone can ring 24 hours a day and wardens may need to respond day or night to emergencies such as fatalities or large spills entering the waterways or ‘after-hours’ complaints and violations. A warden’s schedule will likely involve overtime throughout the year.”
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment.

9. Candidates for this position will be required to successfully complete a drug screen, psychological assessment, medical exam, a physical fitness assessment, as well as meet vision and hearing standards.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

10. Candidates will be subjected to a thorough investigation into his/her background, education and previous work experience before a formal job offer is made.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

11. A 24 month probationary period is required for new Conservation Wardens.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

12. Appointees may be required to successfully complete training at the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Academy at Ft. McCoy. This is a residential academy where you will be required to reside during the academy. Classes are Monday through Friday and appointees are allowed to return home on days off. Meal, lodging and facility expenses are covered during this training assignment.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

13. Appointees will be assigned to a permanent work station in an assigned administrative area. Appointees must reside within Wisconsin and within this assigned administrative area or within five (5) miles of the administrative area boundary or within fifteen (15) miles of the assigned headquarters city.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

14. Appointees will be required to meet all standards for certification as a peace officer in Wisconsin and meet all standards to annually maintain this certification.  Appointees may be involved in the use of force, up to and including the use of deadly force. Appointees will be required to carry, maintain competency in, and use department issued firearms and other equipment used for the self-defense and the defense of others.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

15.   If selected for this position, appointees must be available to begin employment with the Department of Natural Resources in accordance with the department's schedule (January 2018).
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment

16. Finally, if selected, all Wisconsin DNR Conservation Wardens are expected to be engaged in our core duties that support our mission.  Conservation Wardens Candidates should plan to be involved in academy instruction, tactical training, background investigations, and field training programs within their first 3-5 years of employment.  All of these core duties require additional training and occasional travel away from your home city.
I AGREE to this condition of employment
I AM UNWILLING and DO NOT accept this condition of employment


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Wisconsin DNR Conservation Wardens spend over half of their time enforcing laws, protecting habitats, and educating customers about hunting, fishing, trapping, and generally, Wisconsin’s Flora and Fauna, Natural Resources and its Environment. 



Please describe your education (i.e. training, coursework, degrees or certifications),  work experience (e.g.. professional work, internships, ride alongs, etc) or other life experiences (e.g., civic engagement, recreational activities, volunteerism, leadership etc.) as it relates to the following areas:

a.       Law enforcement, investigations

b.      Educating, coaching, teaching, training, mentoring others

c.       Natural Resources (i.e. general principles and management practices associated with our environment and the natural resources (i.e. game birds, animals and fish as well as habitat preferences, trees and plants).   

 

In your response be sure to EXPLAIN HOW YOUR EXPERIENCES HAVE PREPARED YOU TO CARRY OUT THE duties of a conservation warden (as listed above).

 

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