Alabama Department of Labor

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SOC: 33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens
Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: 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.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $20.38   Entry $42,407.00
Mean $24.84   Mean $51,672.00
Experience $27.07 Experience $56,305.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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