Qualifications for Employment

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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 from a Technical or Vocational College, without an Associate's degree do not qualify.


In addition to the above minimum qualifications:

Applicants who are not POST Certified must pass the POST Entrance Exam to be considered for a Game Warden position. A copy of the test scores must be included with the application when applying for a Game Warden position.

Applicants who are POST Certified must provide a copy of their POST Certification Certificate when applying for a Game Warden position.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to:

  • Applicants who are currently POST 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 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz frequencies in the better ear