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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,777.92 to  $73,956.96  PAY GRADE: 35
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.
Department: Agriculture
Division: Livestock Enforcement
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 13.102
Announcement Number: 33317
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/16/2018
Close Date: 10/23/2018
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
This position works within the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) and is located in Elko, NV. The Agricultural Enforcement Officer 2 is a Sworn Peace Officer for the Nevada Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry, Enforcement Division. Under general supervision, the position will: provide protection of public health and safety for the residents and visitors of the state; provide inspection, investigation, and law enforcement duties for all livestock, estray/feral horses, or animal related events or incidents, to include animal health inspection requirements, theft of livestock and animal cruelty; conduct traffic stops on commercial/private agricultural vehicles on roadways and inspections at highway check sites; monitor animals entering the area or state from other areas or states and international locations, inspecting for zoonotic and non-endemic diseases; assist State Veterinarian, State Entemologist, State Pathologist, and State Weed Coordinator, as needed for disease outbreaks and emergencies; provides law enforcement support for other NDA divisions; inspect vehicles from quarantined states for actionable quarantine insects; provides assistance to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; train, supervise, and evaluate brand inspection personnel; and provide training of new hires in all aspects of the positions required essential functions and responsibilities. ** Please note the selected candidates will be subject to an extensive background investigation including a polygraph and physical examination. **

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of experience working with and caring for large livestock on a ranch or similar setting which included checking health records of animals, issuing brand inspection certificates, investigating agricultural or livestock crimes; OR one year of experience as an Agricultural Enforcement Officer I in Nevada State service.
Special Notes
    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).
Special Requirements
    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 requires 50% travel.
    This position may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays and may be subject to standby/callback.
    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.
The Examination
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.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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