A Career as a Conservation Ranger

Conditional Employment

Applicants selected to fill Law Enforcement positions, who are not P.O.S.T. Certified, must accept Conditional Employment with DNR. The terms of this Conditional Employment are as follows:

• Upon hire, the employee must attend an 11-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Course to obtain their P.O.S.T. Certification at one of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Academies located in Athens; Augusta; Columbus; Dalton; Forsyth; Savannah; Tifton.
• Upon obtaining P.O.S.T. Certification, the employee is then required to complete a 12-week DNR Academy at the GPSTC located in Forsyth.

NOTE: Applicants must successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course and the DNR Academy in order to continue employment with DNR.



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