Join Us in Conserving the Commonwealth's Fish and Wildlife Resources!

Do you want to be part of an agency that provides opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors by fishing, hunting, boating, recreational shooting, wildlife watching or related activities in Kentucky? Join us in the exciting, innovative and rewarding environment of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR)!​

We are Proudly an Equal Opportunity For All Employer.


Nikki Nivison

Conservation Educator at the Salato Wildlife Education Center

Nikki is a conservation educator at the Salato Center in Frankfort. In her role for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, she helps to educate the public about Kentucky’s native species. She welcomes visitors and informs them about resident animals, habitats, and how the department helps ensure we are conserving Kentucky’s resources for generations to come.

"Staff Spotlight" introduces you to our employees and their varied expertise, as well as the diversity of jobs, programs, and initiatives of the department.

Conservation Officer Dakota Turker is helping a boy unhook a fishHere Nikki participates in a Monarch butterfly tagging event.

Employee and Family-Friendly Benefits

We offer our Full-Time​ Merit and Grant Funded Time-Limited (GFTL) employees competitive salaries and benefits that include:

  • A 37.5 hour work week (w/occasional overtime required)​
  • Paid Time Off (Sick & Vacation) + Paid Holidays
  • Overtime / Compensatory Time
  • Affordable Health Insurance w/ Optional Health Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Wellness Incentives Program
  • Training/Career Development Opportunities; paid Continuing Education
  • Deferred Compensation program (401K)
  • Employee Discounts on electronics, health & wellness, retail, travel/events/entertainment, services/education

Current Job Openings:​

Grade 09
Location Varies​​​​​

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