Career Progression/Promotions/Assignments

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Career Progression

 

The Career Path of a Game Warden includes:

  • Game Warden 1
  • Game Warden 2
  • Game Warden 1st Class
  • Game Warden 1st Class 2
  • Game Warden Corporal
  • Game Warden Sergeant
  • Game Warden Lieutenant
  • Game Warden Captain
  • Game Warden Major
  • Game Warden Lieutenant Colonel
  • Game Warden Colonel

 

Job Summary / Promotion Criteria

Game Warden 1

Under supervision, interprets and enforces the state laws, rules and regulations provided for the conservation and protection of natural resources. This is the entry/training level of the Game Warden job series.

 

Game Warden 2

Under general supervision, interprets and enforces the state laws, rules and regulations provided for the conservation and protection of natural resources.

Promotion Criteria - At least one year of experience as a Game Warden 1 and completion of the Game Warden Academy and the Field Training Officer (FTO) Program.

 

Game Warden 1st Class

Under broad supervision, interprets and enforces the state laws, rules and regulations provided for the conservation and protection of natural resources.

Promotion Criteria - Three years of experience with at least one year as a Game Warden 1 and at least two years as a Game Warden 2.

 

Game Warden 1st Class 2

Under limited supervision, interprets and enforces the state laws, rules and regulations provided for the conservation and protection of natural resources.

Promotion Criteria - Eight years of experience with at least one year as a Game Warden 1, at least two years as a Game Warden 2 and five years as a Game Warden 1st Class.

 

Assignments

Applicants for Game Warden positions must be willing to work anywhere in the state of Georgia. Assignments vary from county responsibilities to boating safety positions on lakes, reservoirs, and coastal saltwater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

For additional information on becoming a Game Warden, please call the DNR Training Academy in Forsyth, GA at (478) 993-4540 or e-mail the Academy at DNR.Training.Academy@dnr.ga.gov

  Written inquiries must be submitted to:

  DNR Training Academy

  1000 Indian Springs Drive

   Forsyth, GA 31029