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State of Nevada AGRICULTURAL POLICE OFFICER 1 - Underfill Agriculture Police Officer 2 in Nevada

AGRICULTURAL POLICE OFFICER 1 - Underfill Agriculture Police Officer 2

APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY - $64,414.80 to $95,630.40 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 Statewide.

Department: Agriculture (

Division: Livestock Enforcement

Job Class Code: 13.103


Announcement Number: 48005

Open to all qualified persons.

Posted 07/10/2024



Phone: (775)684-0116


Applications accepted 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.

The Position

Agricultural Police 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 is recruited as Agricultural Police Officer 1 underfill for Agriculture Police Officer 2. Position works within the Department of Agriculture and is located in the area of Ely, Elko and Eureka. 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 supervisor, 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. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. * THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE*

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To Qualify:

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 agriculture, biology, conservation, criminal justice, wildlife management, or closely related field; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of professional experience enforcing and investigating suspected violations of agriculture, wildlife or criminal laws and receiving and responding to citizen complaints; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in any of the following: animal/agriculture industry; working with and/or caring for large livestock on a ranch/farm or similar setting; agronomy; checking/reviewing health records of animals on a ranch/farm or similar setting; and/or issuing brand inspection certifications; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Notes

Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code. Agricultural Police Officer I positions must obtain Category I peace officer status approved by Nevada POST within one year of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Incumbents possessing a Class C driver's license must obtain and maintain a J endorsement within one year of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Incumbents must pass the Nevada POST fitness test and possess the physical and mental abilities to perform the essential functions of the position as a condition of continuing employment. Incumbents must meet the firearms qualifications/certification standard and proficiency requirements as established by agency policy as a condition of continuing employment.

Special Requirements

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. 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. Positions may require statewide travel. Agricultural Police Officer II and III positions must possess and maintain Category I peace officer status approved by Nevada POST at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. 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.

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.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Please describe your experience and knowledge of handling livestock.

2) Have you ever been involved in the agricultural industry in any way? If so, elaborate.

3) Describe your experience with the legal identification of livestock.

4) This position has a 50% travel requirement. Do you accept these travel conditions?


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 515 East Musser Street, First Floor Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868 Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 7251 Amigo St, Suite 120 Las Vegas, NV 89119TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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