STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C06

Class No. 9992

CAPTAIN, GAME WARDEN

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs wildlife and natural resources enforcement work. Work involves overseeing law enforcement staff and programs, overseeing emergency management and homeland security operations, and conducting analyses of law enforcement programs and activities. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Supervises the enforcement of applicable statutes and regulations.

Oversees and approves all purchasing activities for assigned district personnel.

Prepares the annual operating budget.

Provides current and accurate information regarding legislative bills, statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Conducts investigations concerning complaints from the public and special criminal investigations.

Conducts staff training.

Conducts analyses of law enforcement programs and activities, and reviews findings and recommendations.

Reviews reports and paperwork for accuracy and completeness.

Schedules and monitors equipment maintenance.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.

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

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 interpret and apply department procedures and policies; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, 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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Revised 9-1-17