Fish and Game Wardens Job Description

The Fish and Game Warden must patrol assigned areas to prevent fish and game law violations. They are responsible to investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife and compile biological data.

Duties:

The Fish and Game Warden patrols assigned areas by car, boat, airplane, horse, or on foot to enforce game, fish, or boating laws and to manage wildlife programs, lakes, or land. The Fish and Game Warden investigates hunting accidents and reports or fish and game law violations, and issues warnings or citations and files reports as necessary. The Fish and Game Warden serves warrants, makes arrests, and compiles and presents evidence for court actions. The Fish and Game Warden protects and preserves native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems. The Fish and Game Warden promotes and provides hunters and trapper’s safety training. The Fish and Game Warden seizes equipment used in fish and game law violations, and arranges for disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed. The Fish and Game Warden provides assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required. The Fish and Game Warden addresses schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, and the media to disseminate information concerning wildlife conservation and regulations. The Fish and Game Warden recommends revisions or changes in hunting and trapping regulations or seasons and in animal management programs so that wildlife balances and habitats can be maintained. The Fish and Game Warden inspects commercial operations relating to fish and wildlife, recreation, and protected areas.

Work Activities:

The Fish and Game Warden operates vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment in order to perform his/her job function. They must be capable of running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. The Fish and Game Warden performs for or works directly with the public. Their job function requires performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, receiving clients or guests. The Fish and Game Warden communicates with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or email. The Fish and Game Worker uses relevant information and individual judgment determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

The Fish and Game Warden must provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, or in person. The Fish and Game Warden must perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing walking stooping, and handling of materials. The Fish and Game Warden develops constructive and cooperative working relationships, with others, and maintaining them over time. The Fish and Game Warden analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems. The Fish and Game Warden must be capable of handling companies, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiates with others. The Fish and Game Warden needs the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong in order to properly do their job function. The Fish and Game Warden needs the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The Fish and Game Warden needs the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The Fish and Game Warden needs the ability to speak to others with clarity so that his instructions can be followed when necessary. The Fish and Game Warden needs the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events. The Fish and Game Warden needs the ability to see details at close range within few feet of the observer.

Skills:

  • The Fish and Game Warden must have the skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • The Fish and Game Warden must have the skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • The Fish and Game Warden must be able to talk to others convey information effectively.

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