A Career as a Conservation Ranger

Qualifications for Employment

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
OR
Completion of at least 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university.
OR
Completion of an Associate’s degree from a Technical College.

NOTE:  Certificates and/or accumulated hours without an  Associate’s degree do not qualify.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications:

Applicants who are not P.O.S.T. Certified must pass the P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam to be considered for a Conservation Ranger position. A copy of the test scores must be included with the application when applying for a Conservation Ranger position.

Applicants who are P.O.S.T. Certified must provide a copy of their P.O.S.T. Certification Certificate when applying for a Conservation Ranger position.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to:

  • Applicants who are currently P.O.S.T. Certified.
  • Applicants who already possess experience and knowledge in the areas of hunting, fishing, boating and other related outdoor activities.
  • Applicants with an Associate’s degree, or higher, with a major in a related field such as Wildlife Management, Criminal Justice, Natural Science or Forestry. 

Necessary Legal Requirements

Applicants must:

           • Be at least 21 years of age;     
           • Be a citizen of the United States;
           • Be eligible to obtain a valid Georgia Drivers License at the time of appointment

Medical Standards

Vision: Minimum distant vision of 20/60 correctable to 20/40 in each eye.

Hearing: Hearing loss not greater than 24dBA average of 500, 1000 and 2000 frequencies in the better ear

 Mark Stephens and Pamela Shelton






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