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Indiana’s DNR’s Division of Law Enforcement will host a conservation officer recruiting event on May 19 for District 1, which includes Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, St. Joseph, and Wabash counties.

Elkhart and St. Joseph counties currently have conservation officer vacancies. The event will be at Potato Creek State Park, located at 25601 State Road 4 in North Liberty, at 6:30 p.m. 

Anyone interested in becoming an Indiana Conservation Officer is encouraged to attend.  The event will cover critical portions of the 2022 Indiana Conservation Officer hiring process, including duties of a conservation officer, preparation for the written exam, preparation for core values training, and physical agility testing requirements.

Conservation officers are eligible for a variety of benefits, including take-home vehicle; cellphone and computer; all necessary equipment to perform job tasks; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; paid vacation; holidays and comp time; scheduling allocations; and three paid hours per week to maintain physical fitness. Salary for second-year conservation officers is $56,271.

To see if you qualify to be an Indiana Conservation Officer and to complete the pre-screen exam, see on.IN.gov/dnrlaw and click on Become a Conservation Officer.