Website State of Nevada
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.
- 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.
Qualification & Experience:
- 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.
Company: State of Nevada
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Las Vegas, NV, US
Application Deadline: N/A