APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 33
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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
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.
Agricultural Enforcement Officers are field agents and inspectors (peace officers) of the Department of Agriculture, and as such, enforce all State agricultural laws and regulations.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
This position works within the Department of Agriculture and is located in Elko, NV. This recruitment will be used to underfill an Agricultural Enforcement Officer II. Automatic progression may occur upon the supervisor's approval and when minimum qualifications of higher level have been met. The incumbent will be trained to perform law enforcement duties in a Nevada Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) law enforcement academy. Upon successful graduation from the academy and under close supervision, the incumbent will be trained to provide protection of public health and safety for the residents and visitors of the state; conduct inspections, investigations and law enforcement duties for all livestock, stray/feral horses or animal related events or incidents to include animal health inspection requirements, theft of livestock and animal cruelty. Additional responsibilities consist of monitoring animals entering the area of state from other areas of states and international locations; conducting traffic stops on commercial/private agricultural vehicles on roadways and carrying out inspections at highway check sites. Travel up to 50% of the time may be required. **Please note that selected candidates will be subject to an extensive background investigation including a polygraph and physical examination.**
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of experience working with and caring for large livestock on a ranch or similar setting; OR an equivalent combination of post-high school education and relevant work experience that provided entry level knowledge, skills and abilities.
Applicants must meet current Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
Agricultural Enforcement Officer II and III must maintain Category II peace officer status approved by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST).
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
This position may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays and may be subject to standby/callback.
This position has a 50% travel requirement.
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.
Possession of a valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
Applicants are required to undergo a background investigation prior to appointment.
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.