People in this career need knowledge in the areas of: <ul><li>Biology: Knowledge of plants, animals, and living organisms and how they function. </li></ul><ul><li>Law, and Government: Knowledge of laws, rules, court procedures, and the political process. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of protecting people, data, and property. </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and Management : Knowledge of managing the operations of a business, company, or group. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics: Knowledge of the rules and uses of numbers. Areas of knowledge include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics </li></ul>
College Preparation <ul><li>In order to be hired to work as a Fish and Game warden you must have a 4 year bachelors Degree in either; Conservation Biology , Fisheries Sciences and Management , Law Enforcement and Police Science , Natural Resources Conservation , Natural Resources, Policy and Management , Wildlife Sciences and Management . </li></ul><ul><li>Before hiring, Fish and Game Warden managers (I like to call them recruiters) makes sure that the applicant has their Fish and Game Branch training, before you receive the job and on the Job Training. </li></ul>
Job Description <ul><li>Patrol assigned areas by car, boat, airplane, horse, or on foot. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure hunters or fishers are using legal methods and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Issue licenses and assist in promoting hunter safety training. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate hunting accidents and reports of fish and game law violations. </li></ul><ul><li>Issue tickets and citations or arrest people who violate laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Seize equipment used in violations. </li></ul><ul><li>Search area for animal tracks and other evidence to identify species of animal responsible for property or crop damage. </li></ul>
Wages and benefits <ul><li>Nationally, the median wage for fish and game wardens is $3,540 per month ($20.40 per hour). Half of all fish and game wardens earn between $2,800 and $4,420 per month ($16.17 and $25.50 per hour). Fish and game wardens are paid extra for working holidays and weekends. Wages increase as workers advance in the government ranking system. Wages also vary by experience and level of responsibility. Fish and game wardens usually receive benefits such as paid vacation and sick leave. They also receive health insurance and a retirement plan. </li></ul>
Job Conditions <ul><li>Have a high level of interaction with hunters, fishers, staff, and people from other agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a service to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>Persuade hunters and fishers to follow the rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Are responsible for the health and safety of the public, especially hunters and fishers. </li></ul><ul><li>Often wear a special uniform. Part of the uniform may include carrying a weapon. </li></ul><ul><li>Often work outdoors. May do some office work when writing reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that may produce cuts, burns, or stings. There is some likelihood of being injured, but injuries are likely to be slight. </li></ul>
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