AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Warden Service is looking to hire several new officers. Interested candidates can obtain an application and a career opportunity bulletin by visiting

“Maine’s Game Wardens are among the States most highly trained and trusted law officers,” said Joel Wilkinson, Colonel, Maine Warden Service. The extensive recruitment process ensures that we get the best candidates.

The Maine Warden service was created in 1880 to protect Maines fish and wildlife, and it is the second largest state law enforcement agency. To be a successful Maine Game Warden, an individual must possess considerable knowledge of wildlife, hunting, fishing, trapping, and other related outdoor sports, a strong desire to work in law enforcement and a willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

A game wardens key responsibilities include enforcing fish and wildlife laws, search and rescue, enforcing recreational vehicle laws, safety education for hunters, trappers, boaters, snowmobilers and ATV operators, and fostering good relations between outdoor enthusiasts and private landowners.

The Maine Warden Service is a modern, professional, highly effective conservation law enforcement agency. Members are certified law enforcement officers with full police powers and statewide jurisdiction. Issued equipment includes four-wheel drive trucks, boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, two-way radio repeater networks, portable radios, GPS units, personal computers, fixed-wing aircraft and night vision equipment for carrying out their responsibilities. In addition, the service maintains a critical incident management team for search and rescue activities, a dive team and a K-9 unit.

To qualify to become a Maine Game Warden, you must be willing to locate anywhere in the state of Maine, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have no extensive motor vehicle or criminal record, be at least 21 years old or be at least 20 years old and have completed

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