Game Warden Cadet Applicant Process

 

STEP 1: Application

  • Submit your application on-line.
  • Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by email to continue on to step 2 if you meet the minimum requirements.

 

STEP 2: Physical Readiness Test (Pass/Fail only)

  • Complete Game Warden Applicant Medical Release form signed by your physician.
  • Complete Game Warden Cadet Applicant Informed Consent for Physical Readiness Test.
  • Candidates must bring driver's license and completed forms.
  • Candidates must have required documents prior to being allowed to participate in the Physical Readiness Testing.
  • Candidates must successfully complete ALL components of the physical readiness test on the assigned day of testing to advance to interviews.
  • Travel and hotel accommodations will be your responsibility and at your expense.

 

STEP 3: Interview (Based on Minimal Accumulative Cut Off Score)

  • Only candidates who passed the Physical Readiness Test will advance to this step.
  • Candidates will be contacted by the Regional Office to schedule an interview.
  • Candidates must print and complete the Personal History Statement (Word) form.
  • All forms and documents must be submitted at interview.
  • Travel and hotel accommodations will be your responsibility and at your expense.

 

STEP 4: Background Investigation (Pass/Fail only)

  • Only the top candidates will advance to this step.
  • Candidates are required to furnish the background investigator with official college transcripts, DD214 (page 4) if applicable, a copy of a valid Driver's License, and verification of US citizenship.

 

STEP 5: Major Review

  • Only candidates who successfully pass the background investigation will advance to this step.

 

STEP 6: Colonel, Lt. Colonel and Director of HR Review

  • Only the top candidates will advance to this step.

 

STEP 7: Conditional Job Offer

  • Candidates considered for employment will receive conditional job offers.
  • Candidates are required to pass a physical and psychological evaluation as a condition of employment.
  • Evaluations will be conducted in Austin, Texas.
  • Travel and hotel accommodations will be your responsibility and at your expense.

 

STEP 8: Letter of Invitation to the Game Warden Training Academy

  • Candidates that pass a physical and psychological evaluation will advance to this step based on available vacancies.
  • TPWD reserves the right to approve or disapprove recommended appointments to cadet positions.

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