Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
60119 02 GO K8 C 798-01 09/01/2022
Click on “Job Code” for current expanded job information.


JOB CODE: 60119

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Game Warden job series describes wildlife law enforcement work in a Pennsylvania Game Commission regional game warden group.

DEFINITION: This is supervisory wildlife law enforcement work in a Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) regional game warden group.

An employee in this job plans and supervises the work of Game Wardens and Deputy Game Wardens responsible for game and wildlife code compliance in a PGC regional game warden group. Work involves overseeing and participating in law enforcement actions, such as incident investigations, searches, arrests, hunting license verifications, game land patrols, and search and rescue operations. Work includes investigating significant game law violations, such as life-threatening hunting incidents and endangered species threats. Work also includes coordinating public outreach and education programs for the PGC. Work is performed independently and is reviewed for adherence to commission policy and effectiveness of staff utilization.


     • This work is distinguished from the lower-level job based on responsibility for supervising staff engaged in wildlife law enforcement work in a PGC regional game warden group.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Supervises Game Wardens and Deputy Game Wardens who are responsible for game and wildlife code enforcement relating to wild game protection, hunter licensing and safety, furtaking, wildlife and other specific permitting, and protection of property.

• Oversees patrols conducted by vehicle, boat, and foot within an assigned area in various weather conditions and terrain to detect violations of Pennsylvania game laws and other related rules and regulations.

• Supervises investigative interviews in complex situations or litigations stemming from arrests, appeals, special investigations, fraud, or hunting accidents.

• Assists the regional game warden supervisor with investigating employee misconduct as a result of citizen complaints.

• Reviews Act 54 violations and offenses prior to submitting the appropriate criminal charges to the regional game warden supervisor.

• Pursues, apprehends, and arrests individuals suspected of crimes and offenses according to the provisions of Title 34.

• Develops, coordinates, and supervises public education programs, such as community events, hunter/trapper education classes, and annual hunter/trapper education meetings.

• Provides emergency first aid to injured persons, coordinates emergency response efforts, and assists other first responders during accidents or incidents requiring emergency medical care.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of game laws, rules, and regulations.

• Knowledge of law enforcement policies, procedures, and practices.

• Knowledge of the goals and mission of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

• Knowledge of the hunting license issuance program and related procedures.

• Knowledge of the training requirements for obtaining and renewing law enforcement credentials.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to prepare exhibits and deliver presentations on game-related guidelines, hunter education, and conservation education.

• Ability to operate motor vehicles.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• One year of wildlife law enforcement experience and graduation from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation.


• All positions require possession of an active motor vehicle license.