Texas Needs Game Wardens

Apply! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking qualified applicants for a game warden cadet class scheduled to start November 1, 2009. Applications will be accepted from February 2 through April 30, 2009. More than 400 people applied for the 55 positions in the current cadet class that will graduate this June. Game warden applicants must be 21 years old on or before November 1 and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The degree requirement must be met prior to September 1. To be accepted, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and successfully complete a regional interview, a physical readiness test, and an extensive background investigation. Applicants must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step.

After graduation, the new game wardens will be assigned to vacant stations throughout Texas with the responsibility of protecting the state’s natural resources, such as white-tailed deer, migratory game birds, and alligators. Game wardens also protect lives by enforcing the Water Safety Act and conducting standard peace officer duties. More information on game warden cadet requirements may be obtained on the Law Enforcement Career Opportunities page on the TPWD Web site or at TPWD Law Enforcement offices.

For additional information, contact Texas Game Warden Recruiter Royce Wells via e-mail at Royce.wells@tpwd.state.tx.us or toll-free by phone at (877) 229-2733.

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