A career as a Maine Game Warden offers great pay, plus excellent benefits that include:

A 25-year retirement system — Wardens retire at 50% of their maximum salary while employees working over 25 years receive an additional 2% of retirement pay for each additional year worked.

Overtime opportunities

Pay incentive for a job-related college degree

State paid health and dental benefits

Paid vacation and sick leave

All necessary outdoor law enforcement gear — Assigned 4X4 vehicle, watercraft, snowmobile, ATV, computer, telephone, GPS, digital camera, and a variety of other state-of-the-art equipment and apparel

Upward and lateral mobility — Opportunities for promotions based on ability, education and seniority, plus a wide array of specialized career paths with lateral mobility. Some of these include:

  • Airboat Operator
  • Canine Handler
  • Dive Team
  • Division Investigator
  • Evidence Response Team
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Instructor
  • Forensic Mapping Specialist
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Honor Guard Member
  • Hover Craft Operator
  • Incident Management Team Member
  • Pilot (Air Wing)
  • Police Academy Cadre Member
  • Police Academy Instructor
  • Warden Academy Instructor
  • Whitewater Specialist

Browse the other pages on this site for more information on our organizational structure, career opportunities, hiring process, and newest game wardens.