Game warden exam set for Feb. 12Individuals interested in taking a game warden exam scheduled for Feb. 12 are reminded to submit a letter of intent to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department before 5 p.m., Feb. 6.
Individuals interested in taking a game warden exam scheduled for Feb. 12 are reminded to submit a letter of intent to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department before 5 p.m., Feb. 6.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a bachelor’s degree. Other requirements are a current North Dakota peace officer license, or eligibility for a license, and a valid driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills in communications and writing, and must not have a record of any felony convictions.
Game wardens enforce game and fish laws and related regulations in an assigned district and other locations as determined by the department.
Wardens normally work alone under varied conditions, at all hours of the day, night, and weekends. In addition to law enforcement duties, wardens assist in the areas of public relations, education programs, and hunter and boat safety education.
Game warden duties also require the ability to perform physically demanding tasks involving lifting and carrying large, heavy objects, walking and running over uneven terrain and tolerating adverse weather and other environmental conditions.
Selection procedures include an evaluation of the application, a structured oral interview, background and reference checks, and psychological and medical examinations.
The salary for beginning game wardens through training and probation is $2,500 per month. Upon completion of training and probation, the salary range is $3,0825,136 per month.