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Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  5804





*Pay Grade: GRADE 35 

Salary Range: $51,281.28 - $76,170.24

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 


Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS 

Phone: 775 684-0116 




Position Description


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.


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Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.


Informational Notes

  • Applicants must meet minimum standards for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this series must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • Positions are subject to call-out or call-back.
  • Positions may require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

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 salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Elko