DEC Exam Dates Announced
If you're looking for a job working with animals and rehabilitating wildlife, the DEC has announced their examination schedule for open positions.
The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that they will be holding exams for those looking to participate in falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals.
Testing will be held on Friday, August 10th from 10am until 5pm at most DEC Regional Offices across the state.
For the Falconry exam test takes must "score 80 percent or higher on the written exam, be at least 14 years of age, possess a valid New York State hunting license and maintain DEC-approved facilities for housing falconry raptors."
To receive the Wildlife Rehabilitation license requires score 80 percent or higher on the written exam, be at least 16 years of age and be interviewed by DEC Regional wildlife staff.
Dog Handlers must score 80 percent or higher on the written exam and possess a valid New York State hunting license.
Registration is open until July 20th.
For more details and testing locations visit the official DEC website.