Department: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Division: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Business Unit: HR-LIVESTOCK ENFORCEMENT
Work Type: PERMANENT
Salary Range: $51,281.28 – $76,170.24
Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time
Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS
Phone: 775 684-0116
Email: [email protected]
Agricultural Police Officers are sworn peace officers of the Department of Agriculture. Incumbents ensure compliance with all State agricultural laws and regulations in the protection of public health, safety, property, and commerce. Incumbents are trained Category I peace officers in accordance with requirements established by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
This is an Agricultural Enforcement Officer position with the Department of Agriculture, located in Ely. The incumbent of this position will be trained to perform law enforcement duties in a Nevada Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) law enforcement academy. 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.
To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-13_0//
Graduation from a Category I peace officer academy approved by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in agriculture, biology, conservation, criminal justice, wildlife management, or closely related field; and one year of professional experience enforcing and investigating suspected violations of agriculture, wildlife or criminal laws, and receiving and responding to citizen complaints; OR graduation from a Category I peace officer academy approved by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training; graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Agricultural Police Officer I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
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This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.