• Maine
  • Harpswell , ME
  • Hospitality - Lodging/Resort/Travel
  • Full-Time
  • 465 Lombos Hole Rd


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  • -OR- can be only 20 years old and have completed an associate s Degree or 60 credit hours of post-secondary education by December 29, 2019;
  • have successfully passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy s ALERT examination; (see below for scheduling)
  • have successfully passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy s Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test within the past year; (see below for scheduling)
  • have or be able to obtain a valid Maine Class C motor vehicle operator s license;
  • be willing to locate anywhere within the State of Maine.
  • Important notes :

    YOU MUST ATTACH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

  • proof of age (copy of birth certificate or driver s license);
  • a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • a letter from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy showing your ALERT examination score;
  • a letter from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy showing your Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test results (date of test must be within a year of the closing date of this posting).
  • Answers to Supplemental Qualifications form.
  • Note: If you are only age 20, you must attach within the application proof of your Associate s Degree or completed 60 credit hours of post-secondary education.

    FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY OF THESE MATERIALS WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.

    TESTING AND EVALUATION PROCESS FOR GAME WARDEN RECRUITMENT:

    Because of the responsibilities and authority of a Game Warden, the selection process is extensive and thorough. The following outline summarizes the testing and screening process used to evaluate every applicant for Game Warden before a hiring decision is made. The Game Warden application process has changed from past recruitments and the following application and testing process involves multiple evaluation phases. You must successfully complete each phase in order to proceed to the next.

    Current full time Maine State Law Enforcement Officers who are Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) certified may be exempt from certain components of the application process. However, BLETP certified candidates are required to have completed the MCJA PFT within the last year prior to the closing date of this Posting.

    THE GAME WARDEN TESTING PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS (all exam dates are tentative):

  • ALERT EXAMINATION (MCJA): Applicants must take and pass the ALERT test prior to applying. This may be done by calling (207) ###-#### (there is a $50.00 fee for this test). Testing is normally scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) in Vassalboro, Maine, however, during this posting period they may have other dates scheduled. Test questions are multiple choice and fall within the categories of Writing Skills and Reading Comprehension.
  • PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST (MCJA): Applicants must take and pass the Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test within the past year prior to the opening date of this Posting. This may be done by calling (207) ###-#### (there is a $50.00 fee for this test). Testing is normally scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) in Vassalboro, Maine, however, during this posting period they may have other dates scheduled. The Physical Fitness Test is a Pass/Fail test. It consists of three events: Timed Push-Up Test (one minute); Timed Sit-Up Test (one minute); and 1.5 Mile Run. Testing information and standards for successful completion of the Physical Fitness Test are available by accessing the Maine Criminal Justice Academy s website at www.maine.gov/dps/mcja (click Forms , then Under Law Enforcement Basic Training, click Physical Fitness Testing Protocol ). This information can also be obtained by calling the number listed above.

    To those that wish to take the Game Warden Written exam on the same day they take the ALERT and PFT exams, they must bring all application materials with them and pass both the ALERT and PFT exam. The Game Warden Written exam will be given if they meet the above requirements. They may opt to be given the Game Warden Written exam at a later date.

  • GAME WARDEN APPLICATION PERIOD: ( May 15, 2019 July 19, 2019) Applications will only be accepted during this period. Applications postmarked after this period will be denied.

    APPLICATION EVALUATION: Applications are reviewed to ensure that each applicant meets the minimum requirements defined in this Bulletin. Any applicant who does not meet these requirements is disqualified from further consideration. In order to apply click on the \"apply for this opening\" button at the bottom of this screen. You will need to have your documentation ready to be uploaded before you can submit your application.

  • GAME WARDEN EXAM PROCESS : All applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be scheduled to take the following exams. No rescheduling or retesting will be allowed. The Exams will consist of three phases, a multiple choice Written Exam along with an Oral Board examination and Written Essay. Failure of any phase of these Exams constitutes a failure of the entire hiring process.
  • Written Exam - The questions (multiple choice) fall within the following categories: Vocabulary, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, and Math; Hunting, Trapping, Fishing, and Equipment; Mammals, Fish, and Birds of Maine; Watercraft, Snowmobiles, and All-Terrain Vehicles; and General Knowledge. All Exams will be scored and the top candidates will be scheduled for the next phase (a designated cut off score will be determined).
  • Oral Board The Oral Board is administered by a board of five members of the Maine Warden Service. Candidates will be rated in the following categories. Commitment/Independence; Judgment/Logic; Communication Skills; Applied Knowledge; Decision Making/Decisiveness; and Tact and Diplomacy.
  • Written Essay The Essay will be evaluated using the following criteria: how well the writer develops a position on the question; appropriate use of examples and reason to support their position; organization, coherence, and logical progression of ideas; facility with choice of language and vocabulary; variety of sentence structure; and correct use of grammar, spelling and mechanics.
  • The Essay will be given a numerical score using a 12-point system. A cut off score will be determined as minimum criteria for passing. Candidates will have the option to either type or handwrite their Essay. The Essay will be scored using a nationally recognized, holistic scoring procedure. There is no right or wrong answer.

    Failure to pass either the Written Exam or Written Essay or Oral Board will constitute a failure for the entire hiring process.

    GAME WARDEN EMPLOYMENT REGISTER :

    Applicants who pass all phases of the application/testing process will be placed on an Employment Register maintained at the Natural Resources Service Center. This register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the State.

    FINAL SCREENING PROCESS

    After a conditional offer of employment is made, the Maine Warden Service will conduct an extensive background investigation concerning the applicant, including military service, education, motor vehicle record, criminal history record, financial record, work history, and references. A screening committee will review the results for information that would eliminate the candidate from further consideration.

    An applicant will automatically be eliminated if he/she:

  • Has committed any crime classified in Maine law as a Class A, Class B, or Class C crime (any felony);
  • Has been found guilty of any crime classified in Maine law as a Class D crime (a Class D crime is a misdemeanor with a maximum term of imprisonment of 364 days). A person may make application to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) Board of Trustees for a waiver of this provision. Persons with questions regarding this provision should contact the Office of the Game Warden Colonel at 207-###-####;
  • Has an extensive record of motor vehicle or fish and wildlife law violations;
  • Has convictions for Murder, Class A, B, C, or D crime, or convictions for any violation of the Maine Criminal Code, Chapters 15, 19, 25, or 45 or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine. A person may make application to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) Board of Trustees for a waiver of this provision;
  • Has engaged in any conduct that is penalized in this state as Murder, Class A, B, C, or D crime, or any provision of the Maine Criminal Code, Chapters 15, 19, 25, or 45; or engaged in such conduct in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine, unless that conduct is not punishable as a crime under the laws of that jurisdiction. A person may make application to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) Board of Trustees for a waiver of this provision;
  • Has convictions for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor during the ten-year period prior to application to the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program, or have been adjudicated of committing the administrative offense of operating a vehicle under the age of 21 with a greater than a 0.00 blood alcohol content during the ten-year period prior to application to the Academy Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. After six years a person may make application to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) Board of Trustees for a waiver of this provision;
  • Has been found guilty of conduct specified in subparagraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 in another state of jurisdiction;
  • Has ingested or been injected with or used a hallucinogenic drug;
  • Has illegally sold scheduled drugs or drugs which require a prescription;
  • Has engaged in illegal drug use beyond what is considered as experimentation;
  • Is currently abusing drugs or alcohol;
  • Falsified, misrepresents, or omits any information when interviewed, during the background investigation, polygraph examination, or on the pre-polygraph questionnaire.
  • Upon completion of the background investigation, viable candidates will be scheduled for a polygraph examination. The results of the background investigation and polygraph examination will then be reviewed by a screening committee to determine if the candidate is eligible to continue. This determination will be reached by weighing all the information received.

    Candidates successfully completing the background investigation and polygraph examination will be scheduled for an interview with the Colonel of the Maine Warden Service. Final selection will be based on the Colonel s interview along with the successful completion of a medical and psychological assessment followed by the swim test.

    GAME WARDEN SWIM TEST: (Test will only be given to final candidates, date to be announced)

    Game Wardens must be able to swim. Candidates will be wearing a bathing suit which contains no floatation material such as closed cell foam, etc., and given rubber boots (appropriately sized) to put on with no socks (ear plugs and swimming goggles may be worn).

    The Swim Test is comprised of 4 parts. This is a Pass/Fail test.

  • Candidates will jump into the water and remove the boots. When a person makes an unplanned fall into the water, boots become saturated and may serve as an anchor making it almost impossible to swim. Therefore, they need to be removed.
  • Candidates will immediately begin treading water in the vertical position for 15 minutes with their head out of the water. A horizontal back float is not allowed.
  • Game Wardens spend a good portion of time in boats; it is possible you may capsize some distance from shore. The ability to tread water may allow you to survive long enough to self-rescue or aid others.

  • Without exiting the pool candidates will swim 200 yards continuously. Surface swim any forward stroke or style without stopping, (may be under during turns at each pool side). The monitor will require you to tag each end of the pool as you reach it. At no time after entering the water may you hang on to the side or touch the bottom of the pool. 200-yard swim must be completed within 10 minutes.
  • Candidates will exit the pool and complete a head first surface dive from the side of the pool into the deep end to retrieve one object from the pool bottom. After retrieving the object, swimmers will surface; tread water for 2 minutes while holding the object out of the water with either hand. After two minutes the swimmer will swim back to bottom of pool to retrieve a second object.

    Pool depth will not to exceed 12 feet. (To remove risk of ear trauma from pressure)
  • Approximately one month prior to the start date of the school, the Maine Criminal Justice Academy will again require that every candidate who is attending the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program must successfully pass the Physical Fitness Test.

    New Warden Cadets are required to attend and successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Upon graduation, new Wardens will be placed on an additional one (1) year of probation and will be required to attend and successfully complete the Maine Warden Service Training Academy.

    NOTE TO CURRENTLY CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS:

    Current, full time, Maine State Law Enforcement officers, who are Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) certified may be exempt from certain components of the application process.

    Candidates selected for initial appointment may be exempted from attending the MCJA's basic course at the discretion of the Colonel of the Maine Warden Service if they:

  • are certified, full-time law enforcement officers in Maine (or are able to obtain a waiver of basic law enforcement training from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) Board of Trustees), and
  • have attained the 50 th percentile on each component of the MCJA Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test within a calendar year of the application period.
  • All other selected applicants will be required to attend and successfully complete this course of instruction

    NOTE: Each component of the Game Warden examination process must be completed successfully. Failure to successfully complete a component (or portion of a component) will result in disqualification from further consideration.

    The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.

    Questions relating to this posting may be directed to Game Warden Lt. Dan Menard at 207-###-####.

    If you have questions concerning the online application please contact the Natural Resource Service Center: TELEPHONE: (207) ###-#### TTY: 1-888-###-####

    BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS, BE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS READY TO UPLOAD TO THE APPLICATION (You will not be able to submit your application without these documents):

  • proof of age (copy of birth certificate or driver s license);
  • a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • a letter from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy showing your ALERT examination score;
  • a letter from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy showing your Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test results (date of test must be within a year of the closing date of this posting).
  • Answers to Supplemental Qualifications form.
  • Note: If you are only age 20, you must attach within the application proof of your Associate s Degree or completed 60 credit hours of post-secondary education.


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