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Keep the Peace: Federal Law Enforcement Careers

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Refuge Officer


National Wildlife Refuge System
Agency: Department of Interior

Learn more about Refuge Officers at the National Wildlife Refuge System

Description: Refuge Officers are Federal conservation officers of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service who have challenging and rewarding careers. They are commissioned and uniformed law enforcement officers who enforce Federal wildlife laws on agency owned lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System and throughout the United States.

Salary: Positions are typically at the GS-5, 7, or 9 level, which is equal to $27,026 -54,778

Qualifications: Qualified Candidates need be a U.S. Citizen that is at least 21 years of age but have not reached 37 before their first day. Like other law enforcement positions, there is a background check as well as a physical fitness screening.

Special Training – Refuge Officers complete an 18-week basic Land Management Police Training (LMPT) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia. This is followed by a 2-week basic school for refuge officers and a 10-weeks of field training.

Read about Refuge Officers at the Department of Interior

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    mike1ffm

    over 3 years ago

    14 comments

    I guess I can forget Jobs in the federal and I guess also State systems or for that matter any LEO postions my being 55 years old

    But i geuss I stayed to long in Germany..

    I have worked over 30 years in Security here in Gemany and I am relocating very soon back to the USA any jobs out there in Security or in LE for someone my age

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    Nasrine

    about 5 years ago

    354 comments

    I can see where McConnell is coming from when stating: "Much like the military has age restrictions on the upper limit for an individual to enlist, law enforcement careers require that officers, agents, and investigators can keep pace with the physically demanding components of the position." Yet the outcome of the terrain should be analyzed by knowledgeable, skilled, able, educated, people, who may speak even several in demand languages. What happens to the application of these people with age limitation?

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    monicameraz

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    hello my name is monica, i am interested in a government job i want to work for the law . i will start in the bottom doing anything and work my way up. my dad works as a border patrol agent he started at the bottom and now hes a at high rank i am so proud of him and now i want him to be prud of me. give me a chance. i only have a GED though i hope its enough.

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    riconvabeach

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    but thats only on special agents the other side has no age limit.
    just apply for something else

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    riconvabeach

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    yes i went to a job fair you have to be under 37 becuase you have to retire by a certain age

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    timothysbird

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Dear sir(s),

    My brother is the U.S. DIPLOMAT to Taiwan. Counterterrorism.Although it seems I do not qualify for a position working for the U.S. State dept. because of my age (49) dob: 01 / 28 / 1960. I would like to help.I held a confidential,classified,secret,and top secret clearance in 1978.The height of the "COLD WAR" btwn. Russia and the U.S..If there is any way you could see to it that I could qualify under "special circumstances".Please forward to me. I was recently arrested for a crime I did not commit.again, I employ the catch phrase-"special circumstances" as they honestly were.I will continue to carry my head high.Do anything to insure the protection of this great country.I love my country! I have special skills,contacts,and abilities.I am willing to make them avail. to you at "ALL TIMES" ......! * - / please contact my "big brother" He, ( needs to know )...info.unawares to him.Concerning detailed info.IMPORTANT...may I stress?...September the twentyninenth 2008 to May 29, 2009.My phone: (714) 610-2550 / brownfieldsblackbird@gmail.com / Timothy Mark Brownfield. / G.Brownfield 2F,No.13,Lane 157,Alley 30
    Yong Ji Rd.
    Taipei 110
    Taiwan

    Johnny Blackbird
    1600 E. First

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    latif

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I want membership in ur compani

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    metot

    about 5 years ago

    3524 comments

    that's passion in work:)

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    ronnie4

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    55 year olds, do not stand a chance,some 50 year olds are in better shape than 20 year olds.

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    HelenMarteen

    about 5 years ago

    14 comments

    HOW TO APPLY TO SPECIAL AGENT, AM US CITIZEN AND I HAVE 52 YEARS, LIVE IN FLORIDA, I HAVE ANY CHANGE TO WORK WITH? THANK YOU HELEN MARTEEN

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    McConnell

    about 5 years ago

    354 comments

    In some cases, they need to be apppointed and begin their service before their 37th birthday. This does not mean that officers will be forced to retire at 37. Much like the military has age restrictions on the upper limit for an individual to enlist, law enforcement careers require that officers, agents, and investigators can keep pace with the physically demanding components of the position.

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    cdinwiddie

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm currently looking for a position in law enforcement for the more mature individual. OK, I'm older than the 37 year cut off, are there any positions available?

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    skyann9

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    The age limit that is being required for these positions discriminate against older Americans who are looking for work. There are older than age 40 employees already and they are not based on their age to keep their job. So why then must a person be under age 40 to get a job?

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    dhancy

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Where do I sign up?

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    hyser

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Amazing how the government can tell employers not to age discriminate, but they do it on many jobs.
    If their going to to do this I,think they should keep the same practices to include the presidency and congress people.

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