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District Game Warden Testing Announcement

Position Overview

Test Locations: Bismarck, Williston, Fargo
$5,120/month starting salary*
Closing Date
July 10, 2024
Testing Announcement
Type of Recruitment
*Salary increase after successful completion of required training.

Summary of Work

Individual will be responsible for enforcing game and fish laws and other related regulations in an assigned district and at other locations throughout the state as determined by the Department.

Will normally work alone under varied conditions, some may be adverse, at all hours of the day, night and weekends.

Will be required to perform other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to the areas of public relations, education programs, hunter and boat safety, and assisting other divisions in the Department.

District assignments will be based on openings and needs of the division.

General Information and Testing Dates

We will be hiring one full time position and up to one temporary position.

The full-time position includes a full range of employee benefits, including 100% employer paid family health insurance, a comprehensive retirement plan, vacation, sick leave (including family sick leave), holiday pay and other great benefits. For more information visit Team ND Benefits -

The temporary position will include partially paid health insurance and will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours/week.

Duration of the temporary position is expected to be long-term.

Individual in this position could be eligible to be promoted to a full-time permanent position based on availability.

Based on the timing of a vacant position, probationary requirements would still be required if applicable.

The test will be given at 10 am Central Time at the following dates/location:

  • July 17, 2024 – ND Game and Fish office, Williston, ND
  • July 18, 2024 – ND Game and Fish office, Bismarck, ND
  • July 19, 2024 – Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Fargo, ND

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree at the time of hire; (no particular degree identified) OR an Associate’s degree with either 2 years of law enforcement or wildlife experience.
  • Start date to be determined but tentatively set for October 1, 2024.
  • Must be a licensed North Dakota Peace Officer or be eligible to be licensed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must not have a record of any felony convictions.
  • Must successfully complete a comprehensive background check.
  • Must be willing to take initial duty station anywhere in North Dakota.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills in communications and writing.
  • The work requires the ability to perform physically demanding tasks involving lifting and carrying large, heavy objects, walking and running over uneven terrain and tolerating adverse weather and other environmental conditions.

Application Procedures

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled an examination to select candidates for the position of district game warden.

The test will be given at 10 am on the following dates/location:

  • July 17, 2024 – ND Game and Fish office, Williston, ND
  • July 18, 2024 – ND Game and Fish office, Bismarck, ND
  • July 19, 2024 – Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Fargo, ND

By filling out this online application, you are confirming that it is your intent to take the test by indicating on the application the date and location that you will take the test at.

If you are unable to take the test at the time specified, do not fill out the application.

Applications must be completed by 11:59 pm on the posted closing date.

Current State employees with access to PeopleSoft can access the job posting through the PeopleSoft Portal.

External applicants can access the job posting by going to the ND State Jobs Openings.

For troubles or questions about applying on the online system, contact Melissa Long at 701-328-6318.

Applicants with the 15 highest passing test scores will be given further examination. Selection procedures used to evaluate an applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the application and any required supplemental material, a structured oral interview and reference and background checks. Selected applicants will receive psychological and medical examinations.

Persons having questions regarding this application or testing process should contact: Chief Warden Scott Winkelman, ND Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501. Telephone: 701-328-6604.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process or with an employee’s ability to perform essential duties of the job. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make known any needs for accommodation. Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the testing or interview should contact Chief Warden Scott Winkelman at 701-328-6604. ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The state of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.