Fish and Game Wardens
On the Job
Fish and Game Wardens work to prevent violations of fishing and gaming laws. They may also be called to investigate when wild animals damage crops or property. They may compile or analyze data.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
- Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
- Investigate accidents to determine causes.
- Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
- Observe individuals' activities to gather information or compile evidence.
- Prepare investigation or incident reports.
- Record information about environmental conditions.
- Apprehend criminal suspects.
- Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
- Patrol natural areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- High levels of competition.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
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