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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $46,416.24 to  $69,029.28  PAY GRADE: 36
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Environmental Protection
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.525
Announcement Number: 19200
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/16/2013
Close Date: 05/28/2013
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: sdunn@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology, and other environmental programs.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
This position will oversee assessment through remediation of a wide variety of contaminants through implementing the Leaking UST & Remediation Programs in the Las Vegas Valley and adjacent portions of Southern Nevada. This position is responsible for technical review of assessment documents; review and approval of project cost proposals; review and approval of remediation plans; and providing technical guidance to program staff, the regulated community, and local governments. Because this oversight work includes interfacing with the public concerning complex and sensitive issues, the position is responsible for problem solving, independent decision making, hazard communication, risk communication, and technical report writing. This position has responsibility for ensuring that site assessment and clean-up of released hazardous substances are protective of soil and groundwater resources and are protective of human health. The successful candidate will poses demonstrated skills, knowledge and abilities sufficient to apply State & Federal statutes, regulations, and policies pertaining to pollution control to achieve regulatory compliance by industry, government, and the public on diverse environmental projects in a manner designed to protect human health and the environment.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree in the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and three years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research, planning, and technical support; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Some positions may require specialized experience which will be identified at the time of the recruitment.
Additional Position Experience
    Experience planning, managing, and/or conducting environmental clean-up projects (Leaking UST and/or Remediation projects/cases) either within a governmental agency or consulting company.
    Experience implementing risk-based decision making to prioritize remediation resources and evaluate cases for closure.
    Experience with Microsoft Access and/or other databases.
    Experience with geodatabase and Geographic Information System (GIS) platforms.
    Experience managing complex, large-scale clean-up projects.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience in project problem solving.
2) Describe your experience dealing with the public, local governments, and/or other regulatory agencies on complex, sensitive issues.
3) Describe your experience developing presentations and conducting public speaking.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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