The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement has announced it will hire 20 full-time conservation wardens to fill vacancies statewide in a process officials say will recognize experience in compensation packages and welcome all levels of applicants. Lt. Jeffrey King, bureau assistant training director who has been a conservation warden for more than 17 years, said the application period will open Friday, June 30, and close at the end of the business day on July 14. Those new to law enforcement as well as experienced law enforcement officers are encouraged to apply for what King calls a career bigger and more diverse than the entire Wisconsin outdoors. “The level of experience of each applicant will be considered in compensation,” King said. The group of 20 will start in January and become the Class of 2018. To learn more about the career and to contact King with questions about compensation and more, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for Warden Recruit.