The application period has opened for the next class of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer cadets.
Applications will be accepted until October 9.
Wildlife officers are the face of the AGFC in many communities. They respond to calls for help during natural disasters, search-and-rescue efforts and even assist other agencies in manhunts, drug enforcement and other high-profile law enforcement activities.
They are also devoted to teaching the next generation about the wonders of the outdoors and passing on hunting heritage.
Competition is strong for these jobs, and applicants may come from many backgrounds. State troopers, former Sheriffs, former military police and many other law enforcement professionals apply each year. Many professionals from other backgrounds, such as firemen, EMTs and wildlife biologists are regularly interviewed during cadet position openings as their skills are valuable to the daily interactions a wildlife officer may have.