Images of DNR conservation wardens patrolling the Ryder Cup 2020.

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently accepting applications for the 2023 class of Conservation Wardens through March 6, 2022.

Join the team protecting Wisconsin’s natural resources and the people who depend on them. Apply at Wisc.Jobs and search for Job ID: 4757.

DNR conservation wardens are credentialed law enforcement officers stationed statewide, serving rural and urban communities. Wardens enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife, the environment, state parks and forests, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

The department will hire approximately a dozen full-time wardens for the upcoming class who will begin training in October 2022. Applicants must:

  • Be at least age 21 upon hire; and
  • Already have earned or be planning to earn at least 60 college credits within their first five years of being hired.

Conservation wardens also serve as ambassadors and educators, teaching the public about natural resources, outdoor safety and environmental conservation.

The Warden Service offers opportunities to build relationships, protect the state’s natural resources, and serve communities in unique and essential ways.

Learn More

Learn more about this remarkable career here. The public can also watch a previously recorded webinar covering the day-to-day work of a conservation warden on the DNR’s YouTube channel here

Apply for a position here.