The latest class of cadets in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has just graduated.
CDFW spokesperson Patrick Foy says they have opened a new call for recruits.
The assignments the new cadets will be getting are all over the state in urban and rural areas. Foy explains postings are based on the cost of living.
Once they qualify for a transfer, the veteran wardens typically want to move out of the more expensive areas to live.
Foy says the positions in the Placer and Nevada county area are highly sought after positions and they tend to have the more seasoned officers in them.
Foy says they expect to have a full academy this next go around and one more academy after that. But within two years the California Department of Fish and Wildlife expects to be at or near full staffing . Foy says anyone interested in becoming a game warden should check the CDFW website.
To apply applicants need to have 60 units of college education and 18-units of that needs to be in natural resources or science. They need to have good vision , be able to swim and be in good physical shape and they prefer candidates to have some fishing and hunting experience.