Sunday, April 14, 2013


Applications for testing and assessment process due April 26

If you’ve ever thought about being a game warden for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, keep reading. The department is accepting applications for the testing and assessment process required of individuals who are interested in entry-level law enforcement positions, more accurately called natural resource officers. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position will be screened, tested and assessed to be included in a pool of qualified applicants who may receive offers of employment.

There are three law enforcement vacancies eligible to be filled immediately, and additional openings may become available during the year. These are permanent, full-time positions, requiring the incumbent to live and work within an assigned area. Duties include enforcement of state and federal wildlife and boating laws and regulations, investigation, assistance to other law enforcement agencies, as well as delivery of a wide variety of other department information and education programs.

A complete application should be submitted electronically to or sent to Human Resources Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Avenue, Pratt KS 67124, phone number (620) 672-5911. Applicants will be notified if they are selected to participate in the testing process. Potential candidates will have to complete a 1-mile run in 10 minutes or less and pass four written tests covering Kansas wildlife identification, general biological and outdoor knowledge, general wildlife law knowledge test and the Kansas Safe Boater test.

For more information concerning the written tests, minimum qualifications and what must be included in a complete application, go to, click on “KDWPT Info,” then “Jobs,” then “Employment Application & Additional Info.”

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