2017-2018 Full Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide

Wildlife Officer Positions

This is the entry working class in the field of wildlife enforcement and management. An employee in this class is responsible for a variety of law enforcement and wildlife management activities in an assigned area.

Examples of Duties: Patrols an assigned area making inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, littering, and pollution law violations; checks hunting and fishing licenses; inspects vehicles for possession of illegal game; apprehends and arrests violators of wildlife laws; collects and preserves evidence; serves as state's witness at court cases; Performs public safety functions on public waterways primarily by enforcing boating safety laws and investigating boating incidents; collects and prepares wildlife research data using such techniques as browse surveys, wildlife call counts, field bag checks, and aging and collecting parts of harvested animals; presents wildlife conservation educational programs to civic clubs, sportsman associations, and school groups; teaches hunting and boating safety education classes; assists landowners in the development of a wildlife management plan for their property; investigates wildlife damage complaints; operates a variety of equipment including motor vehicles, boats, motors, firearms, cameras and two-way radios.

Education and Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife or Fisheries Management, Wildlife Biology, or other related acceptable field. Related acceptable fields include: General Biology, Zoology, Forestry, Ecology, Vertebrate Biology or Vertebrate Zoology, Agriculture, Agricultural Science or Animal Science; provided the applicant has an additional twenty semester hours of Wildlife related coursework.
One year of full time working experience as a Wildlife Manager 1 with the State of Tennessee.

For additional positions available within the department, search the State of Tennessee's Department of Human Resources website here!