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Fish and Game Wardens - 33-3031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Conservation Officer
  • Wildlife Manager
  • District Wildlife Manager
  • Game Warden
  • Natural Resource Officer
  • State Conservation Officer
  • State Game Warden
  • Wildlife Officer

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers
33-3030 Fish and Game Wardens
33-3031.00 Fish and Game Wardens

Related Occupations


  • Address schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, or the media to disseminate information concerning wildlife conservation and regulations.
  • Collect and report information on populations or conditions of fish and wildlife in their habitats, availability of game food or cover, or suspected pollution.
  • 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.
  • Inspect commercial operations relating to fish or wildlife, recreation, or protected areas.
  • Investigate crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction or instances of water pollution to determine causes and to advise property owners of preventive measures.
  • Investigate hunting accidents and reports of fish and game law violations, and issue warnings or citations and file reports as necessary.
  • Issue licenses, permits, or other documentation.
  • Participate in search-and-rescue operations and in firefighting efforts.
  • 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.
  • Perform facilities maintenance work, such as constructing or repairing structures or controlling weeds or pests.
  • Promote or provide hunter or trapper safety training.
  • Protect and preserve native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
  • Provide advice or information to park or reserve visitors.
  • Provide assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Recommend revisions in hunting and trapping regulations or in animal management programs so that wildlife balances or habitats can be maintained.
  • Seize equipment used in fish and game law violations, and arrange for disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed.
  • Serve warrants, make arrests, and compile and present evidence for court actions.
  • Supervise the activities of seasonal workers.
  • Survey areas and compile figures of bag counts of hunters to determine the effectiveness of control measures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
  • Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Document legal or regulatory information.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
  • Investigate accidents to determine causes.
  • Issue permits or other legal documents.
  • Issue warnings or citations.
  • Observe individuals' activities to gather information or compile evidence.
  • Patrol natural areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Protect wildlife or natural areas.
  • Provide safety training.
  • Record information about environmental conditions.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations.
  • Serve court ordered documents.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Fish and Game Warden

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Wildlife Control Agent