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Job Title:  GAME WARDEN 1 - statewide

GAME WARDEN 3 - 60034429
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  10615

GAME WARDEN 1 - statewide - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Not Assigned / Out of State  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 32 

Salary Range: $45,142.56 - $66,628.08 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 



Phone:  775 688-1522 




Position Description

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Game Wardens protect the wildlife and fisheries resources of the State and the public by enforcing wildlife, boating and natural resource laws and by providing education in areas such as wildlife management, and hunter, boating and firearms safety.



Game Wardens patrol more than 110,567 square miles of Nevada, responding to boat accidents, search and rescue operations and general public safety as needed. An average patrol area is 3,567 square miles, with Wardens in remote areas patrolling up to 10,000 square miles. Communication skills, both verbal and written, are highly desirable. Game Wardens must be able to work any hours, days, or shifts, including holidays and weekends. Training must be maintained and current.


Applicants must meet current POST (Peace Officers' Standards and Training) Category 1 requirements, as outlined in NRS 289 and NAC 289. Per NAC 289, applicants must be a citizen of the United States and must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Game Wardens are required to be POST Category 1 certified in Nevada. Game Warden Officers are provided with all firearms, duty gear, uniforms, and a take-home patrol vehicle at no expense to the employee. The positions available are for Game Warden 3 (Grade 37), but are being recruited for Game Warden levels 1 & 2 (Grade 32 & 35).


Upon completion of training and approval, Game Wardens will progress to the next level in the series, up to Game Warden 3. The positions may be filled at any level. Applicants will be notified of Physical Agility Testing dates and locations at the time of the RSVP notification which will be sent by email.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, biology, criminal justice or closely related field; OR two years of professional experience in enforcing or investigating suspected violations of wildlife, criminal or boating safety laws; 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.

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.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this series must first submit to a pre-employment screening test for controlled substances.
  • For insurance purposes and home storage of state vehicles, employee must reside in the State of Nevada at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • Candidates must successfully pass a background investigation prior to being considered for appointment.
  • Successful completion of a medical examination; physical agility test; psychological test and evaluation, which will include polygraph testing; and a background investigation are required at the time of appointment.

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: Reno