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December 7, 2006

Fish and Game Seeks Conservation Officer Trainees

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is now accepting applications for a new register of names to be used for staffing current and future Conservation Officer Trainee vacancies. If you've thought about becoming a Conservation Officer, this is your chance to try for it. The closing date for filing an application is January 12, 2007.

The Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division holds open recruitment periods about every six months. Previous applicants must re-apply to be considered for this register. The selection process includes a written examination, a physical agility test and an oral board exam. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by January 30, 2007.

To find out more about additional qualifications and view the job description, click here.

"Being a Conservation Officer is a challenging job that calls for an in-depth understanding of wildlife, expert knowledge of hunting and fishing skills and laws, a high level of physical fitness and excellent people skills, " said Col. Jeffrey Gray, Chief of Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division. "COs play a vital role in enforcing state wildlife laws and keeping conditions favorable for fish and wildlife throughout the state."

Candidates must submit a State of New Hampshire Application for Employment, available at www.nh.gov/hr. For more information on the CO Trainee program, call the N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division at (603) 271-3127. The Fish and Game Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division is responsible for the enforcement of all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fish and wildlife. Conservation Officers prosecute all of their own cases involving offenders of wildlife law. They also are responsible for search and rescue operations and for enforcing off-highway recreational vehicle regulations.

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