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Sep 5, 2012 1:26 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Job of the Day: Wildlife Officers

DENVER - Colorado Parksand Wildlife has opened the application process for the next training class ofdistrict wildlife managers. Applications will be accepted through Monday, Sept.17.

District Wildlife Managers are multipurpose wildlife professionals and thefoundation of our wildlife management system. The wildlife manager's roleincludes law enforcement, resource management, public education and applyingbiological expertise to benefit wildlife and people. This entry-level position is open to recent college graduates with a background in wildlife management, biology or closely related field. Applications are also accepted from existing,experienced natural resource professionals seeking a career change.

Trainees undergo a nearly year-long training process that includes Colorado law enforcementcertification through a police academy, field training in wildlife-handlingprocedures, training in the proper use of ATVs, snowmobiles and boats as wellas defensive driving, and much, much more. Following successful completion ofall training elements, district wildlife managers are assigned to one of 135 districts around the state of Colorado.

The district wildlife manager job is rugged, outdoors, fun and rewarding. The application process is rigorous and competitive.

For a full list of requirements, more information about the job and to apply, see the listing for "District Wildlife Manager" onthe official Colorado state jobs website click here for more information.

Applications for full-time and seasonal ranger positions in Colorado's state parks are generally accepted in the spring.

Colorado Parksand Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parksand the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders inconservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. ColoradoParks and Wildlife manages 42 stateparks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.

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