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May 14, 2008

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 an opportunity to be considered. The closing date for filing an application is June 20, 2008.

Fish and Game Law Enforcement periodically recruits for new trainees through an open enrollment period.  Previous applicants must re-apply to be considered for the new 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 July 16, 2008.  For more about additional qualifications and to view the job description, click here.

"COs play a vital role in enforcing state wildlife laws and keeping conditions favorable for fish and wildlife throughout the state," said Major Tim Acerno, Acting Chief of Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division. "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 an ability to work with people."

For more information on the Conservation Officer Trainee program, call the N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division at (603) 271-3127.

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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