Sample 1 - State of California

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Fish and Game Wardens
(SOC Code : 33-3031)
in California

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$33.15$28.88$34.63$36.37

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Natural Resource Economics
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Conservation Officers; Game Wardens; Park Rangers; Park Wardens; Rangers; Refuge Officers; Wildlife Control Agents; Wildlife Enforcement Officers; and Wildlife Officers
 
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