Chief Game Warden 

  • State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Aug 01, 2019
Full Time Environmental Services Forestry Parks and Recreation Public Safety

Job Description

Announcement Number: 946356802

Chief Game Warden
Full-Time Unclassified Position
Posted: July 31, 2019

The Chief Game Warden commands a staff of 57 including a force of 43 game wardens, the law enforcement dispatch
center, radio communications, and boating education throughout the state. The position is responsible for strategic
planning, policies, regulations, legislation, budgets, and training of sworn and non-sworn personnel. The Chief
supervises, evaluates performance and ensures proper training of assigned personnel; directs internal investigations,
special field operations and complex investigation of misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony case work. The
position presents cases, data, and agency priorities at the Legislature, Commission, and Courts as necessary.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, biology, criminal justice or closely
related field and five years of responsible professional experience in the enforcement of wildlife and boating safety
laws and regulations. Experience must have included at least two years of supervisory experience developing
proposals and recommendations, budget administration, supervision of staff and program planning.
• OR, an equivalent combination of related education and experience; Advanced degree from an accredited college or
university is preferred.
• Incumbent is required to be Nevada POST Category 1 within six months of being hired.

Location: This position is located in Northern Nevada at Headquarters in Reno, an area that offers an excellent quality of
life and world-class recreation amenities. At an altitude of 4500 feet, there are four distinct seasons. Average
temperatures range from winter lows in the 20s to summer highs in the 90s, characterized by low humidity. The sun
shines more than 300 days per year, providing warm days, cool nights and blue skies. Reno is home to the University of
Nevada Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. In addition to a great location, the area offers a thriving arts
scene, big-name entertainment, excellent air service, world class restaurants, affordable housing and access to the great
outdoors - fishing, hunting and bating; golfing at several courses within the Tahoe/Reno/Carson City/Carson Valley areas;
skiing in the Sierra Mountains and thousands of trails for hiking and biking.

NOTE: All interview related expenses are the responsibility of the applicant. No stipend is available for moving expenses
for candidates not currently in Nevada State service.

Submit Resume, Transcripts, and Letter of Interest to:
Kristin Bowling, Personnel Officer
Nevada Department of Wildlife - Human Resources
6980 Sierra Center Parkway, Suite 120
Reno, NV 89511
Telephone: 775-688-1522 (voicemail available)
E-mail: klbowling@ndow.org
Annual Salary: Up to $110,211
*Salary is based on Employer/Employee Paid Retirement. Employer-Paid Retirement is available with a reduced annual salary.
Police/Fire Retirement Options -eligibility required.

Recruitment Open To:Open to all qualified persons
Position Location: Reno, Nevada (with moderate statewide travel)
Recruitment Close Date: Until Position Has Been Filled
Benefits: Paid medical, dental, and vision care; life and disability insurance; 11 paid holidays; 3 weeks each
of annual and sick leave; State retirement system; and an optional tax deferred compensation
plan. State employees do not contribute to Social Security but must contribute to Medicare.
TONY WASLEY
Director

LIZ O'BRIEN
Deputy Director

JACK ROBB
Deputy Director

STATE OF NEVADA
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE
6980 Sierra Center Parkway, Suite 120
Reno, Nevada 89511
Phone (775) 688-1500
• Fax (775) 688-1495
Steve Sisolak
Governor
Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied