DNR to Hold Hiring Event

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana's DNR is looking for a few good men and women.

Actually about seven. They are hosting a hiring event Saturday at their headquarters in Columbia City. 

The event includes a presentation on what the job covers, in addition to the screening and hiring process. There will also be one-on-one time with current conservation officers.

Cpl Rodney Clear says its its more than just checking fishing or hunting licenses and enforcing boating safety. He says conservation officers go through the same training as police officers.


Verbatim from the Indiana DNR:

Indiana Conservation Officers will be hosting a recruiting event at Indiana Conservation Officers District Two Headquarters, 1353 South Governors Drive Columbia City, IN 46725 on December 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The presentation will last approximately one hour and topics discussed during the event  include: Physical Fitness Standards, a Practice Test, The duties and ethical expectations of Indiana Conservation Officers, and interview tips. It will also be an opportunity for potential applicants to meet local Conservation Officers.

Any person who is interested in a career as an ICO should visit the website http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/2760.htm and complete the pre-screening test to be entered into the hiring process. 

To be qualified to pass the pre-screening test a person must be a U.S. citizen, be 21 by November 2016, have an Associate’s Degree from an accredited College or University or, 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor’s Degree or, 4 years active concurrent military service with an honorable discharge.  The person must also be able to pass minimum Indiana Law Enforcement Academy physical fitness requirements.

The deadline for successful completion is December 15, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 hiring process beginning in January.

ICO’s are employed with the Law Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources.  Primary duties of an ICO include enforcement of fish and wildlife laws, natural, historical and cultural resource laws, boating laws and outdoor recreation laws. ICO’s enforce all laws of the state of Indiana and are fully empowered law enforcement officers.

To be qualified to pass the pre-screening test a person must be a U.S. citizen, be 21 by November 2016, have an Associate’s Degree from an accredited College or University or, 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor’s Degree or, 4 years active concurrent military service with an honorable discharge.  The person must also be able to pass minimum Indiana Law Enforcement Academy physical fitness requirements.

We are asking all local media outlets and the public to help us spread to word to individuals that may be interested.