CALIFORNIA -- California's Department of Fish and Wildlife is in need of wildlife officers.

Applications are being accepted right now through November 27th. Applicants selected to join will enter a 31-week academy training program followed by 16 weeks of field training.

Wildlife officers patrol ocean, desert, mountain and valley environments, as well as urban areas. They frequently work independently and conduct full-scale law enforcement investigations. Environmental crimes and pollution incidents also fall under the purview of wildlife officers. You can learn more at the Fish and Wildlife's Careers Page.