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Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. accepting applications for Texas Game Warden Cadet Class

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is accepting applications for its 62nd Texas Game Warden Cadet Class.

Applicants must be 21 before the projected graduation date of August 2018.

They must also have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university prior to September 2017.

Applicants must also undergo a preliminary interview, background investigation and physical skills tests focusing on agility and swimming. Persons interested in strengthening their swimming skills should contact the American Red Cross to take a swimming course.

All cadets are required to live at the Game Warden Training Center near Hamilton, Texas, for the duration of the 30-week training period.

After graduation, new game wardens will be assigned to vacant stations throughout Texas with the responsibility of protecting the state’s natural resources. Game wardens also protect lives by enforcing the Water Safety Act and conducting standard peace officer duties.

Candidates can apply online. Application deadline for the 62nd Texas Game Warden Cadet class is March 31, 2017.

For more information, check the game warden website or contact Texas game warden recruiters Lt. Kevin Malonson at kevin.malonson@tpwd.texas.gov and game warden Eric Howard at eric.howard@tpwd.texas.gov, or call 877-229-2733.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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