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LTE Conservation Warden 
Job Announcement Code: 1703181

Classification Title(s)/JAC:
  Job Working Title(s): 
  LTE Conservation Warden
Type of Employment:
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is $19.19 per hour up to $22.50 per hour based on location and candidate experience. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 05-63.
Summer Wilson, HR Assistant, 608-261-6408,
If you have any questions about becoming a conservation warden, please reach out to Lt. Jeffrey King at or 608-219-4887.
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Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:

The Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement seeks to fill up to forty (40) Limited Term Employment (LTE) Conservation Warden positions across the state in 2018.

LTE Conservation Warden positions are expected to be filled in or near the following counties and landmarks. This list contains a list of counties that make up the team you would work on as well as a major department property or natural resources within that county that identifies areas where a significant sum of work will be performed by the LTE Conservation Warden. In some cases, several LTEs will be hired in each area. LTE Conservation Wardens have statewide jurisdiction but will generally work near the geographic areas described below. Additional vacancies may be identified throughout this recruitment.

-Vilas, Iron and Oneida County area (Northern Highland State Forest)
-Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas County area (Amnicon State Park, Pattison State Park, Big Bay State Park, Brule River State Forest and Lake Superior)
-Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Rusk and Sawyer County area (Flambeau River State Forest, Copper Falls State Park, Council Grounds State Park and Chippewa Flowage)
-Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn County area (Interstate State Park, Governor Knowles State Forest, and Straight Lake State Park)
-Door County area (Peninsula State Park, Potowatomi State Park, Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay)
-Manitowoc County area (Point Beach State Forest)
-Waupaca County area (Hartman Creek State Park and Wolf River)
-Calumet County area (High Cliff State Park and Winnebago System)
-St. Croix and Pierce County area (Willow River State Park, Kinnickinnic State Park and St. Croix River)
-Jackson and Clark County (Black River Falls State Forest and ATV Trail System)
-Juneau County area (Buckhorn State Park, Roche-A-Cri State Park, and Pentenwell & Castle Rock Flowages)
-Marathon and Lincoln County area (Rib Mountain State Park and Council Grounds State Park)
-Chippewa and Eau Claire County area (Brunet Island State Park and Lake Wissota)
-La Crosse and Trempealeau County area (Perrot State Park, Merrick State Park, and Mississippi River)
-Sauk County area (Devil's Lake State Park and Mirror Lake State Park)
-Iowa, Grant, Lafayette and Richland County area (Governor Dodge State Park, Yellowstone Lake State Park, Wyalusing State Park and Mississippi River)
-Dane, Green and Columbia County area (Lake Kegonsa State Park, Blue Mound State Park, Lake Wisconsin and the Madison chain of lakes)
-Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington County area (Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit and Kohler-Andrae State Park)
-Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington County area (Kettle Moraine State Forest-Pike Lake, Harrington Beach State Park and Lake Michigan)
-Racine and Kenosha County area (Richard Bong State Recreation Area and Lake Michigan)
-Walworth and Waukesha County area (Big Foot Beach State Park and Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit)

Position Summary:   

LTE Conservation Wardens are responsible for the enforcement of and educating users about all laws while on Wisconsin DNR State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreational Properties under the general direction of a local Conservation Warden and Warden Supervisor. In addition, LTE Conservation Wardens enforce and educate users about the laws of the state that the Department of Natural Resources is charged with enforcing (example: hunting, fishing, invasive species, boating, etc.).

These part time Conservation Warden positions are excellent career building opportunities for anyone considering a full time position and career in natural resources law enforcement. LTE Conservation Wardens' primary responsibility will be enforcement at State Parks, Forests, and Recreation Areas. We encourage you to review the full position description.

Special Notes:   

Candidates must be available to start on May 25, 2018.

This is a limited term (LTE) position. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of Wisconsin upon appointment. Limited Term Employees may not work more than 1039 hours per year. These LTE Conservation Warden positions will be required to work at least 700 hours per year. Successful candidates should expect full time work during the peak recreational seasons in Wisconsin. Candidates should expect to work nights, weekends and holidays.

DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing an I-9 form upon hire.


Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be minimally qualified for these positions:
1. Be Wisconsin Law Enforcement certifiable or will have successfully completed an approved basic police academy upon appointment
2. Have a high school diploma/GED
3. Have an Associate's Degree or 60 college credits completed toward a college degree upon appointment (Please answer "yes" to exam question #2 if you will have 60 college credits completed by May 25th)
4. Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license
5. Be at least 18 years of age
6. State Sponsored Safety Education Certification in All Terrain Vehicles, Snowmobiles, and Boating upon appointment (online classes available here Safety education - Wisconsin DNR)
7. Successfully complete a drug screen, psychological assessment, medical exam, vision and hearing test, Swim and Fitness, and background investigation prior to selection.

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:
1. Degree in law enforcement and/or natural resources and natural resources life/work experience and knowledge. 2. Good organizational skills, the ability to work independently while exercising sound judgement and the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.

How To Apply:   

If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking “Log In” at the top of the Wisc.Jobs page. Click “Create New Account” and follow the directions.
-Once you have an account, log in and view Job Announcement 17-03181
-Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to customize your LTE Conservation Warden Application and resume to the qualifications of this position
-Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
-Review your job application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”
-Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”
-Attach your application and resume when prompted
-Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows
-Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application
You will be sent an e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed.