CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Fish and Game Wardens

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data. Patrol assigned areas by car, boat, airplane, horse, or on foot to enforce game, fish, or boating laws or to manage wildlife programs, lakes, or land.
 
Investigate hunting accidents and reports of fish and game law violations, and issue warnings or citations and file reports as necessary.
 
Serve warrants, make arrests, and compile and present evidence for court actions.
 
Protect and preserve native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
 
Promote or provide hunter or trapper safety training.
 
Seize equipment used in fish and game law violations, and arrange for disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed.
 
Provide assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required.
 
Address schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, or the media to disseminate information concerning wildlife conservation and regulations.
 
Recommend revisions in hunting and trapping regulations or in animal management programs so that wildlife balances or habitats can be maintained.
 
Inspect commercial operations relating to fish or wildlife, recreation, or protected areas.
 
Collect and report information on populations or conditions of fish and wildlife in their habitats, availability of game food or cover, or suspected pollution.
 
Survey areas and compile figures of bag counts of hunters to determine the effectiveness of control measures.
 
Participate in search-and-rescue operations and in firefighting efforts.
 
Investigate crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction or instances of water pollution to determine causes and to advise property owners of preventive measures.
 
Design or implement control measures to prevent or counteract damage caused by wildlife or people.
 
Document the extent of crop, property, or habitat damage and make financial loss estimates or compensation recommendations.
 
Supervise the activities of seasonal workers.
 
Issue licenses, permits, or other documentation.
 
Provide advice or information to park or reserve visitors.
 
Perform facilities maintenance work, such as constructing or repairing structures or controlling weeds or pests.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving 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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Mapping software Map creation software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
.40 caliber semi-automatic pistols Handguns
 
12-gauge shotguns Police or security shotguns
 
Airboats Recreational motorboats
 
All terrain vehicles ATV All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
 
Animal traps Sporting traps
 
Blood collection kits Biological evidence collection kits
 
Canoes Canoes or kayaks
 
Deoxyribonucleic acid DNA collection kits Biological evidence collection kits
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital camcorders Digital camcorders or video cameras
 
Digital cameras Digital cameras
 
Emergency first aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
 
Fingerprint evidence kits Fingerprint latent print kits
 
Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
 
Geodetic ground global positioning system GPS receivers Global positioning system receivers
 
Horse bridles Bridles
 
Horse saddles Saddles
 
Impression casting kits Footprint lifters
 
Infrared cameras Infrared imagers
 
Jet propulsion motor boats Recreational motorboats
 
Metal handcuffs Handcuffs
 
Necropsy equipment Necropsy tables or accessories
 
Night vision scopes Light enhancing cameras or vision devices
 
Noise meters Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
 
Patrol boats Recreational motorboats
 
Pepper spray Hand sprayers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Police rifles Military rifles
 
Semiautomatic rifles Military rifles
 
Service revolvers Handguns
 
Side-handle batons Riot batons
 
Snowmobiles Snowmobiles or snow scooter
 
Sonar equipment Sonars
 
Sport fishing nets Commercial fishing nets
 
Sport fishing reels Fishing reels
 
Surveillance binoculars Binoculars
 
Tranquilizer guns Air rifles or air handguns
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Conservation Enforcement Officer
Conservation Officer
District Wildlife Manager
Fish Warden
Fish and Wildlife Warden
Fishing Game Warden
Forestry and Wildlife Manager
Game Protector
Game Warden
Game and Fish Protector
Mammal Control Agent
Natural Resource Officer
Park Guard
Park Warden
State Conservation Officer
State Game Protector
State Game Warden
Warden
Wildlife Control Agent
Wildlife Manager
Wildlife Officer
Wildlife Protector
Wildlife and Game Protector
Woods Warden
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: Fish and Game Wardens
 
 
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