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Warden Recruitment

Become a Wisconsin Conservation Warden

Since 1879, conservation wardens have been proudly protecting the people and natural resources of Wisconsin.

Conservation wardens are credentialed law enforcement officers who work throughout the state, enforcing all natural resource and recreation safety laws, educating the public on conservation topics and providing law enforcement services on state parks, forests and trails. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, building trusting relationships, and thoughtfully engaging and serving our diverse public.

The conservation warden career is both unique and rewarding, and requires candidates with a passion for helping others, communication skills and an appreciation for the outdoors.

Hiring Announcement

Our conservation warden application process is now open and will remain open until May 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Visit Wisc.Jobs and search for job ID 13900 to apply.

We are offering additional resources to candidates as they prepare and invite you to join us for any of the events listed below.

  • We will be hosting a virtual webinar on April 23, 2024 from 6 – 7 p.m to discuss the hiring process, training program and more! Pre-registration to attend the webinar is required. Interested candidates can register via Zoom.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar on April 23 at 6 p.m. If you are unable to attend the webinar on April 23, 2024 there will be an option to view the recording at a later date.
  • Warden recruiters across the state will also be holding in-person “office hours” for candidates to learn more. During this time, recruiters will not be reviewing application documents, but attendees will be able ask any questions regarding the hiring process, training program or career options.

Office Hours Times And Locations

Day/Date Time Location Address
Sunday, April 14     11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m     . Clear Lake Contact Station -
Northern Highland American Legion State Forest
8282 Woodruff Rd,
Woodruff, WI
Monday, April 15 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Webster Ranger Station 26386 Lakeland Avenue S, Webster, WI
Monday, April 15 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. Hartman Creek State Park N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca, WI
Monday, April 15 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Oshkosh DNR Service Center 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI
Tuesday, April 16 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.         Havenwood State Forest                              6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, April 16       1:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m. Front lobby -
Fitchburg DNR Service Center                   
3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI
Wednesday, April 17                    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                     Clear Lake Contact Station -
Northern Highland American Legion State Forest
8282 Woodruff Road,
Woodruff, WI
Thursday, April 18 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                    Eau Claire DNR Service Center 1300 W. Claremont Ave.,
Eau Claire, WI
Thursday, April 18 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Janesville DNR Service Center 2514 Morse St.,
Janesville, WI
Saturday, April 20           10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                  Governor Dodge State Park 4175 WI-23,
Dodgeville, WI

Current Hiring Opportunities

The Hiring Process

Explore the Wisconsin DNR Warden hiring process.

Preparing to become a Conservation Warden

Get to know the Wisconsin DNR and learn what conservation wardens do before you apply.

The First Year of Training – What to Expect

Newly hired warden recruits receive 12 months of training. Learn about what to expect.

A Diversity of Opportunities

DNR Warden positions offer the opportunity to gain experience, specialize and promote.

A Day in the Life of a Warden

Learn about the daily duties Wardens perform.


Wardens receive a wide range of benefits for their service. Find out what the benefits are.

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Community Service Officer (CSO) Summer Position/Internship

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