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Conservation officer recruitment closes

The official recruitment period for state conservation officers closed about 36 hours after it opened at 12 a.m. Saturday, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday.

DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is seeking to fill 46 positions and expected the preestablished number of applications for each of the islands would close quickly.

“We anticipated and appreciate the high-level of interest in these jobs, from individuals without any previous law enforcement background,” DOCARE Chief Jason Redulla said in a news release. “We respectfully ask those who did not complete online applications in time to not call our offices or other state offices, as instructions about the application process were well publicized in advance. We do hope in future years, there will be other opportunities for people wanting to become CREOs (conservation resources enforcement officers).”

Submitted applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be referred to the department soon. Those who clear these next steps will be granted entrance into the DOCARE Rookie Training Academy, scheduled to begin in 2022.

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