APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
This position works within the Department of Agriculture and is located in Elko, NV. Applicants must meet a minimum Category II current P.O.S.T., Peace Officer Standards & Training requirements as established in Nevada Revised Statues & Nevada Administrative Code prior to appointment The incumbent will be trained to provide protection of public health and safety for the residents and visitors of the state; conduct livestock inspections, perform investigations 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. Additional responsibilities consist of monitoring animals located within or entering the area of state from other states and international locations; conducting traffic stops on commercial/private agricultural vehicles on roadways and carrying out inspections at highway check sites. Provides assistance and works in conjunction with other state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies. Applicants must be available to work in other geographic locations on occasion. This position requires up to 50% travel. A State of Nevada/FBI background check and polygraph examination will be required of the selected applicant prior to appointment.
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.
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.
This position may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays and may be subject to standby/callback.
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.
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.
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.