STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C01

Class No. 9980

GAME WARDEN TRAINEE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Attends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Training Academy. Work involves receiving instruction on applicable statutes, regulations, and skills required to be a commissioned Game Warden. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Maintains satisfactory performance level while receiving and demonstrating knowledge in enforcement of applicable Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Texas Penal Code, and other relevant Texas statutes and regulations.

Maintains satisfactory performance level while receiving and demonstrating knowledge and skill in physical conditioning and basic defensive tactics.

Maintains satisfactory performance level while receiving and demonstrating knowledge and skill in responding to inquiries and presenting educational programs to the public regarding applicable statutes, regulations, and agency programs.

Maintains satisfactory performance level while receiving and demonstrating knowledge and skill in preparing and submitting reports required by department procedures and by other agencies and courts.

Performs related work as assigned.

Experience and Education

Must be at least 21 years of age. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, corrections, criminology, police science, natural resources, or a related field is generally preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to interpret state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to wildlife and natural resources enforcement; to interpret provisions of the Texas Penal Code and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; to use and care for firearms, radio equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; to operate law enforcement vehicles and vessels; and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must possess a valid driver’s license.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17