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Education: High school graduate.
Education Substitution: None.
Experience Substitution: None.
Salary: (MIN-MID) $29,129.28-$38,588.64 Conservation Officer Recruit candidates who are Peace Officer Professional Standard certified upon hiring, and maintain POPS certification, will receive a monthly training stipend totaling $4000 annually.
Non-certified Recruit candidates will begin receiving the same monthly training stipend upon completion of the Peace Officer Professional Standards requirements and graduation from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy.
Conservation Officer Recruit Pre-Academy PT Program
Conservation Officer Recruit Pre-Academy Swimming Program
Basic police officer training in fire arms, defensive tactics, search and seizure, and arrest
Upon completion of the academies the cadet will then spend 16 weeks of field training with a primary and a secondary Field Training Officer.
Majority of time is spent outside. Conditions are consistent with other law enforcement officers. Must have the ability to run, swim, bend, stoop, lift, push and pull heavy objects and individuals. Must be able to be trained in the use of weapons and defensive tactics and in the use of other law enforcement related equipment.
To apply, please visit the Personnel Cabinet’s website at
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