Position Description and Application Information
Are you interested in becoming a law enforcement officer?
Do you have an impeccable background and a strong desire to protect Washington’s unique fish and wildlife species, exceptionally diverse landscapes and rugged coastlines?
If so, then join a great team that shares your interests!
Our Fish & Wildlife Officers,
- Enforce the Fish and Wildlife Code and associated WDFW regulations.
- Enforce forest products, boating laws and all other laws of the State.
- Execute and serve all criminal processes related to enforcement activities, safeguard department lands and equipment.
- Provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies within their assigned areas.
- Resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, including but not limited to predation of domestic animals, big game crop damage concerns and assessments.
- Present programs to the public.
Our Fish & Wildlife Officers also have a variety of opportunities available to them throughout their enforcement career, such as:
- Karelian Bear Dog Handler.
- Undercover operations.
- Field Training Officer.
- Defensive Tactics Instructor.
- Firearms Instructor.
- EVOC Instructor.
- Vessel Operation Instructor.
- Swift-water Rescue Team.
- Critical Incident and Stress Management Team.
- SCUBA Team.
- Promotional Opportunities: Detective, Sergeant and Captain.
- Work Setting, including hazards:
- Work is performed in an outdoor environment enforcing fish, wildlife and state laws.
- Patrols take place at all hours of the day/night, are conducted on land and water and during all weather conditions.
- 171 hours / 28 days – Overtime Eligible.
- Must be able to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and be on call 24-hours a day.
- Travel Requirements:
- There are travel requirements throughout the assigned area.
- Customer Interactions:
- Sound judgment is required when dealing with violators encountered and in determining the appropriate course of action based on the circumstances of each contact.