STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C08

Class No. 9995

MAJOR, GAME WARDEN

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the enforcement of applicable statutes and regulations.

Oversees and administers statewide law enforcement programs.

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

Conducts staff training.

Organizes statewide safety operations on public waterways.

Prepares and monitors the annual operating budget.

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

Represents the agency in contacts with the public, Legislature, other state and federal agencies, and constituency groups.

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 eight years of satisfactory service as a Game Warden, two of which must be as a Lieutenant or Captain. 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 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code and Parks and Wildlife Commission proclamations; to interpret and apply applicable provisions of the Texas Penal Code and the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; to interpret and apply agency policies and procedures; to establish effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, members of the judicial and legislative branches of government, and the general public; to project future operational needs; to continually improve the efficiency of operations; 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.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17