APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Game Wardens protect the wildlife and fisheries resources of the State and the public by enforcing wildlife, boating and natural resource laws and by providing education in areas such as wildlife management, and hunter, boating and firearms safety.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
One seasonal position is available. The majority of this position's time will be at Lake Mead conducting boating safety patrols and search and rescue operations as needed during the summer and early fall, along with providing assistance on an as-needed basis in Laughlin and other locations within the State. There will be intermittent assignments throughout the year for training and qualifications.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, biology, criminal justice or closely related field and three years of professional experience in enforcing wildlife and/or boating safety laws; OR two years of experience as a Game Warden II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Candidates hired in this series must acquire Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certification in Nevada.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must first submit to a pre-employment screening test for controlled substances.
A background investigation prior to being considered for appointment.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Successful completion of a medical examination; physical agility test; psychological test and evaluation, which will include polygraph testing; and a background investigation are required at the time of appointment.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
For insurance purposes and home storage of state vehicles, employee must reside in the State of Nevada at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Experience
Certified and current with POST Category 1
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Can you meet the physical agility test? The test includes a 100 yard continuous swim in 5 minutes or less and dragging a 75 pound sandbag 50 feet and lifting it into a truck.