Want to become a Texas game warden? Applications are now open

Texas Game Warden Jeff Gillenwaters and Chris Zimmer, deputy director for Fort Hood's Directorate of Emergency Services.
Texas Game Warden Jeff Gillenwaters and Chris Zimmer, deputy director for Fort Hood's Directorate of Emergency Services.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are now accepting applications for game wardens.

Texas Game Wardens announced Monday that the application process for game warden trainee is now open.

The application is available online by clicking here.

The application period ends Monday, October 4.

Minimum qualifications for the 65th Game Warden Cadet Class are as follows:

- Must be 21 years of age by January 1, 2022.

- Must have successfully completed and conferred a bachelor’s level degree from an accredited college or university by January 1, 2022.

- Must be a citizen of the United States.

- Federal law requires that all new employees present original documents that establishes identity and U.S. employment eligibility. These documents must be presented at the time of employment.

- Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

- Applicant must not have had a commission license denied by final order or revoked or have a voluntary surrender of a license currently in effect.

- Applicant must have an honorable been discharge from the military as evidenced by the attached DD214 and must be eligible for re-entry service.


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