The Standardized examination is available to
those seeking employment as:
· Game Warden
· Assistant Hatchery Manager
· Technician - Wildlife, Fisheries/Hatchery
The exam will cover state and federal wildlife laws and regulations, Oklahoma geography, biological and environmental sciences relating to fish and wildlife, environmental education and communications, general journalism, photojournalism, technical writing and editing.
If you have any questions please call Human Resources at (405) 521-4640.
The first step in employment for the following positions is to take the Department’s Standardized Employment Exams.
Two different exams are offered:
Exam One - is for
Biologist, Warden, and Assistant Hatchery Manager positions.
Exam Two - is for Fisheries and Wildlife Technician positions.
The minimum education and experience requirements must be met to take the exams. Applicants can take both exams on the same day if you meet the qualifications. Successful candidates will receive an email asking them to submit an application for employment. Information on how to submit an application will be included in the email. Transcript(s) must be submitted with the application if the college course work is required.
To be considered for one of these positions you must take these exams. Taking these exams does not guarantee that there are current openings. Interviews will be held only when there are openings.
There is not a fee to take these exams. Applicants must present photo identification at check-in. Qualifing scores of fifty and above are valid for twelve months. If applicants have not made a qualifying score they may retake the exam once every 90 days until they do. Top scorers will be invited to submit an employment application. When a job opening becomes available, applicants will be selected from the test register for an interview.
Testing centers and times for the Department’s employment exam are as follows:
Contact: Lou Burch – 918-828-4022
801 E 91st, Riverside Campus,
Tulsa, OK 74132
Testing Times – 8am-2:30pm Monday-Friday – except Holidays
Autry Technology Center –
Contact: Maryl Willard – 580-242-2750 ext. 201
1201 West Willow
Enid, OK 73703
Testing Times – Every Monday -except Holidays-Call ahead for seating
8am – 12pm –must be seated no later than 9am
Francis Tuttle –
Contact: Debbie Tullius – 405-717-4277
12777 N. Rockwell Ave
OKC, OK 73142
Testing Times – Monday –Friday - 8am -12pm –except Holidays – Call ahead for seating
Kiamichi Technology Center- McAlester Campus –
Contact: Linda Peters -918-426-0940 ext.244
301 Kiamichi Drive
McAlester, OK 74501
Testing Times – 8:30am-4pm
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau Campus-
Contact: Bette Hampton- 918-647-4956
Testing Times - By appointment only -Please call to set appointment
How do I prepare for the exam? Individuals planning to take the examination(s) should have a knowledge of the following subjects:
• Fish and Wildlife Conservation
• Oklahoma and Federal Wildlife Laws and Regulations
• Oklahoma History and Geography
• Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Biology
• Environmental Education and Communications
• General Journalism, Photo Journalism, Technical Writing and Editing
The following list of reference is suggested study material that can be found at most public libraries and universities. The Department does not provide study material.
Fish and Wildlife textbooks, especially those dealing with management, ecology, natural history, distribution and identification. Those books dealing with species of wildlife occurring in Oklahoma and the U.S. are of particular value.
• Maps of Oklahoma
• Title 29 of the Oklahoma Statutes
• Oklahoma hunting and fishing regulations
• General biology textbooks
• Publications of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Obtaining this information is the responsibility of the applicant.