About

Learn about NDOW’s seven divisions and leadership team, and find contact information for the dedicated employees who can answer your wildlife, hunting and fishing questions here!

NEvada Game Warden Receives

US Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal

Nevada Game Warden Sean Flynn is the recipient of the US Coast Guard’s Silver Lifesaving Medal for his part in the rescue of a three-year-old girl that was trapped under a boat on Lake Mead last year.

What we do

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is the state agency responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. NDOW is organized into seven divisions (Conservation Education, Habitat, Game, Data and Technology Services, Law Enforcement, Wildlife Diversity and Fisheries) that develop programs and projects, and three regions (eastern, southern and western) that implement these programs.

In addition, NDOW coordinates agency planning activities, legislation and support operations by assigning senior management level personnel to coordinate these efforts. The department is led by a governor-appointed director, who also serves as the secretary of the wildlife commission.

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners, a 9-member, governor-appointed board, is responsible for establishing broad policy, setting annual and permanent regulations, reviewing budgets, and receiving input on wildlife and boating matters from entities such as the 17 county advisory boards to manage wildlife.

DIRECTORS of Nevada Department of Wildlife

The Department is led by a governor-appointed director, who also serves as the secretary of the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners. The director appoints two deputy directors—one who oversees the Department’s resource divisions and one who oversees budget and operations. In addition, the director supports operations of the Department’s seven divisions by coordinating with division administrators.

Tony Wasley

Director

Jack Robb

Deputy Director

Bonnie Long

Deputy Director

MEET OUR DIVISIONS

NDOW is the state agency responsible for the protection, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. In order to most effectively meet these responsibilities, NDOW has seven different divisions focusing on various aspects of the ultimate responsibilities.

Conservation Education

The Conservation Education Division works to promote Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) programs, services and recreational opportunities. The division educates the public about state wildlife and boating rules and regulations, as well as other wildlife, habitat and fishing issues. The division also strives to involve students, teachers and the public through hunter, angler and wildlife education programs. Additionally, the division has developed a volunteer program to provide the public a hands-on way to get involved in projects like seed gathering or fish stocking.

Administrator:
Chris Vasey

Division Administrator

Conservation Education

Western

(775) 688-1553

Leadershp, Conservation Education

Habitat

The Habitat Division’s main objective is to ensure that Nevada wildlife habitats are productive and in good ecological condition. The division is responsible for reviewing, assessing and providing comments on all proposed land and water uses, providing fish and wildlife data to all entities for planning and decision-making purposes. The Habitat Division is also responsible for planning, operating and maintaining approximately 150,000 acres of state-owned lands administered as Wildlife Management Areas (WMA’s). The division administers the water development, rangeland and wildfire rehabilitation efforts for the Department.

Administrator:

Game

The Game Division is responsible for management, protection, research and monitoring of wildlife classified as game mammals, upland and migratory game birds, and furbearing mammals. The division has four program areas: avian and terrestrial game species management, game wildlife/depredation control and compensation, predator management, and wildlife health and disease monitoring.

Administrator:
Mike Scott

Division Administrator

Game Management

Western

(775) 688-1520

Leadership, Game Division

Data and Technology Services

The Data and Technology Services Division is responsible for the business affairs of the Department which include the management of the customer service programs comprised of licensing, boat titling and registrations, hunt applications and draws; special licenses and permits; land agent activities; information technology services and geographic information systems.

Administrator:
Kim Munoz

Division Administrator

Data & Technology Services

Western

(775) 688-1565

Leadership, Data and Technology Services Division

Law Enforcement

The Division of Law Enforcement is responsible for protecting Nevada’s wildlife resources and ensuring the safety of the boating public. Game Wardens enforce the wildlife and boating laws passed by the state legislature and regulations set by the Nevada Wildlife Commission. The Law Enforcement Division is also responsible for the statewide boating education program and implementing Operation Game Thief.

Administrator:
Mike Maynard

Chief Game Warden

Law Enforcement

Western

(775) 688-1540

Chief Game Warden, Law Enforcment, Leadership

Wildlife Diversity

The Wildlife Diversity Division is dedicated to the preservation, management and study of Nevada’s diverse, terrestrial, non-game wildlife heritage. Using habitat-based conservation planning, sound science and innovative, collaborative partnerships, the division protects and manages for healthy populations of hundreds of Nevada’s wildlife species including at-risk and sensitive species.

Administrator:
Jen Newmark

Division Administrator

Wildlife Diversity

Western

(775) 688-1996

Leadership, Wildlife Diversity Division

Fisheries

The Fisheries Division works to ensure the health and vitality of Nevada’s fish in its network of streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Hatcheries produce and stock fish, and biologists manage fish and amphibian populations, water quality and aquatic habitat.

Administrator:
Chris Crookshanks

Fisheries Division Administrator

Fishing

Western

(775) 688-1534

Fisheries, Leadership

NDOW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a rewarding career in conservation? NDOW has a wide variety of employment opportunities with meaningful responsibilities that help shape the future of Nevada’s wildlife and wild spaces.

FISH HATCHERY SUPERVISOR 2- Gallagher Fish Hatchery

RUBY VALLEY, NV

Fish Hatchery Supervisors manage the operations and maintenance of an assigned hatchery or fish rearing station, and plan, budget and perform maintenance activities in order to provide for an efficient operation and preserve wildlife resources.

FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN 2

RUBY VALLEY, NV

Fish Hatchery Technicians care for fish and adjust feed levels; keep accurate feed and population records; maintain and clean troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; maintain screens, water sources and aeration devices.

FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN 1

RUBY VALLEY, NV

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Fish Hatchery Technicians care for fish and adjust feed levels; keep accurate feed and population records; maintain and clean troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; maintain screens, water sources and aeration devices.

CONSERVATION AID 1- Wildlife Management Areas

LOCATIONs: Lund, ely, hiko, overton, yerington, nv

Incumbents perform in a trainee Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources.

PROGRAM OFFICER 1

LOCATIONs: RENO, nv

Program Officers administer a program or major component of a program by planning, coordinating and managing services and activities in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and established program performance standards and objectives.

WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN 2 – Wildlife Water Development

LOCATIONs: LAS VEGAS, nv

Wildlife Area Technicians may be assigned to work at a wildlife management area, on a water development crew or as a regional utility person. Typical duties involve the maintenance of wildlife habitat by operating light and heavy equipment, controlling water levels in wetland areas, managing vegetation and related activities intended to develop and enhance an environment which will support the State’s wildlife species.

WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN 3 – Wildlife Water Development

LOCATIONs: LAS VEGAS, nv

Wildlife Area Technicians may be assigned to work at a wildlife management area, on a water development crew or as a regional utility person. Typical duties involve the maintenance of wildlife habitat by operating light and heavy equipment, controlling water levels in wetland areas, managing vegetation and related activities intended to develop and enhance an environment which will support the State’s wildlife species.

WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN 1 – Wildlife Water Development

LOCATIONs: LAS VEGAS, nv

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Conservation Educators plan, organize, implement and evaluate educational programs designed to teach hunter and boating safety, environmental concepts and other wildlife related areas to the public, and participate in public relations activities.

CONSERVATION AID 2

LOCATION: RUBY VALLEY, PANACA, ELY, ELKO, WINNEMUCCA, LAS VEGAS, FALLON, RENO

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series. Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources.

CONSERVATION AID 3 – Wildlife Management Areas

LOCATION: LUND, ely, yerington, hiko, overton, NV

Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

CONSERVATION AID 2 – Wildlife Management Areas

LOCATION: LUND, ely, yerington, hiko, overton, NV

Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series.

CONSERVATION AID 3 –

LOCATION: RENO, NV

Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

CONSERVATION AID 1 –

LOCATION: RENO, NV

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources.

PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN 3 –

LOCATION: RENO, NV

Personnel Technicians perform a wide variety of personnel activities including personnel records processing, recruitment and examining, new hire orientation, list certification, and payroll support duties. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

CONSERVATION AID 2

LOCATION: ruby valley, winnemucca, las vegas, panaca, fallon, reno, ely, elko, NV, NV

Conservation Educators plan, organize, implement and evaluate educational programs designed to teach hunter and boating safety, environmental concepts and other Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.  OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series. Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources.

CONSERVATION AID 1

LOCATION: ruby valley, winnemucca, las vegas, panaca, fallon, reno, ely, elko, NV, NV

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Conservation Aids assist professional staff in a variety of projects involving the conservation and preservation of the State’s natural resources.

FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN 1 – Spring Creek Rearing Station

LOCATION: BARKER, NV

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Fish Hatchery Technicians care for fish and adjust feed levels; keep accurate feed and population records; maintain and clean troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; maintain screens, water sources and aeration devices.

FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN 2 – Spring Creek Rearing Station

LOCATION: BARKER, NV

Fish Hatchery Technicians care for fish and adjust feed levels; keep accurate feed and population records; maintain and clean troughs, tanks, ponds, raceways, traps, holding pens and launders; maintain screens, water sources and aeration devices. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

GAME WARDEN 1

LOCATION: WINNEMUCCA, LAS VEGAS, LAUGHLIN, PANACA, NV

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.

WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST

LOCATION: RENO, NV

Under general direction, Wildlife Staff Specialists perform program research, planning, analysis and evaluation; draft proposed legislation, policies, procedures and regulations related to wildlife management programs and activities throughout the State. Nevada has more than 890 species, the majority of which fall under the management responsibility of the Wildlife Diversity Division.

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

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