Game Warden

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Job Description

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to preserving natural resources and ensuring public safety.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Law Enforcement:
    • Enforce state and federal laws related to wildlife, hunting, fishing, and boating.
    • Conduct patrols by vehicle, boat, ATV, and on foot to monitor activities and ensure compliance.
    • Investigate reports of poaching, illegal hunting, fishing violations, and other wildlife-related crimes.
    • Issue citations and make arrests for violations of wildlife laws and regulations.
  • Wildlife Management:
    • Monitor wildlife populations and habitat conditions.
    • Assist in the implementation of wildlife management programs and conservation efforts.
    • Collect data on wildlife, including tagging and tracking animals.
  • Search and Rescue:
    • Participate in search and rescue operations for lost or injured persons in wilderness areas.
    • Provide first aid and emergency medical assistance as needed.
    • Coordinate with other law enforcement and emergency response agencies.
  • Public Education and Outreach:
    • Educate the public about wildlife laws, conservation practices, and outdoor safety.
    • Conduct presentations and workshops for schools, community groups, and other organizations.
    • Promote responsible recreation and environmental stewardship.
  • Administrative Duties:
    • Maintain accurate records of patrol activities, incidents, and investigations.
    • Prepare reports and documentation for court cases and departmental use.
    • Attend training sessions and professional development courses to stay current on laws, regulations, and best practices.


  • Education:
    • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management, Criminal Justice, Natural Resources, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Prior experience in law enforcement, wildlife management, or a related field is desirable.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Strong understanding of wildlife laws, regulations, and conservation practices.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Proficient in the use of firearms and other law enforcement equipment.
    • Physically fit and able to work in various outdoor environments and weather conditions.
    • Ability to swim and operate boats and ATVs.
  • Certifications and Licenses:
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Certification from a recognized law enforcement training academy.
    • First Aid and CPR certification (preferred).

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
  • The role requires physical exertion, including walking, hiking, swimming, and lifting.
  • May involve working irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Exposure to potentially dangerous situations and wildlife.