STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group C05
Class No. 9991
LIEUTENANT, GAME WARDEN
Performs wildlife, conservation, and natural resources enforcement work. Work involves overseeing law enforcement staff and programs, conducting analyses of law enforcement programs and activities, conducting emergency management and homeland security operations, and supporting wildlife and conservation activities. Assigns and supervises the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Oversees, develops, and conducts staff training.
Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of specialty programs.
Oversees purchasing activities for regional personnel.
Conducts emergency management and homeland security operations.
Conducts analyses of law enforcement programs and activities, and reviews and/or prepares findings and recommendations.
Conducts investigations concerning complaints from the public and special criminal investigations.
Presents and interprets information regarding statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Reviews reports and paperwork for accuracy and completeness.
Serves as an instructor at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Training Academy.
Assists with the preparation and management of the annual budget.
Assigns and supervises the work of others.
May oversee the distribution of information and education activities concerning wildlife and conservation regulations and participate in wildlife conservation activities.
May oversee staff involved with the protection and preservation of native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Graduation from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Training Academy and six years of satisfactory service as a Game Warden. 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. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to wildlife, conservation, and natural resources enforcement; and of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Skill in solving complex problems, in determining appropriate solutions and actions to be taken, and in using appropriate judgment in selecting a course of action.
Ability to interpret and apply state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to wildlife, natural resources, and water safety enforcement; to interpret and apply applicable provisions of the Texas Penal Code and the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; to develop and conduct training programs; to interpret and apply department procedures and policies; to communicate effectively; and to assign and supervise the work of others.
Registration, Certification, or Licensure
Must be certified as a Texas peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
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