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Conservation Officer

Conservation officers manage resources, visitor services, maintenance and recreation in provincial parks and educate the public about related issues.

Also Known As

Environmental Technician/Technologist, Investigator, Park Ranger, Ranger, Law Enforcement Officer

Employment and Advancement

Occupational outlook is currently unavailable. Job openings are a result of employment turnover and newly created positions.

Conservation officers are employed by the Government of Alberta. They may be posted or transferred to any provincial park in Alberta and most officers are transferred at least once during their first few years of employment. Some positions are seasonal.

Experienced conservation officers may specialize in a particular type of work or advance to supervisory positions.

Conservation officers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 2224: Conservation and Fishery Officers. In Alberta, 91% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:

The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:

  • trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
  • location in Alberta
  • employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
  • occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
  • size of the occupation.

Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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