ODNR to Hire 18 Natural Resources Officers

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft is seeking to fill 18 full-time positions for natural resources officers. Officers will provide law enforcement services to Ohio’s premier state parks, state forests, waterways and state natural areas. Positions are open in a number of counties including Ashtabula, Auglaize, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Erie, Highland, Logan, Lucas, Muskingum and Pickaway.

The diversity of this career path offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for future ODNR employees. Natural resources officer duties include law enforcement and public service as well as education and public relations.

The Division of Parks and Watercraft is the state’s lead agency for Ohio maritime security and instructs other state, county and local agencies in maritime law enforcement. Additionally, natural resources officers are also responsible for supporting emergency operations during flooding, natural disasters, search and rescue efforts, and recovery.

Applicants must be 21 years old, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and be certified as an Ohio Peace Officer. Other qualifications include completing a background check and psychological exam and passing a drug screen as well as meeting swim and physical fitness standards. Officers must reside within 45 miles of their work location.

To apply, visit careers.ohio.gov. The State of Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and provider of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services. Individuals may apply for the positions through Sunday, June 2.