Conservation Officer

Job Description

Conservation Park and Wildlife Officers develop and implement programs and regulations for the protection of fish, wildlife and other natural resources. They also assist in controlling a State or national park, scenic area, historic site, nature reserve, recreation area or conservation reserve in accordance with authorised policies and priorities.

Careers Ladder


A formal qualification in a relevant field is needed to work as a Conservation Officer. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Conservation Officers.


  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Detail Orientated
  • Educated
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Procedural
  • Perceptive

Key Skills

  • Clerical Skills
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Law & Government
  • History & Archaeology
  • Science
  • Service Orientation

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;