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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST - Game - Mule Deer Management Program
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,865.92 to  $77,569.20  PAY GRADE: 38
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Wildlife
Division: Wildlife
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.712
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 19512
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 06/03/2013
Recruiter:
   DAVID BADGER
   Phone: (775)684-4951
   Email: DBadger@dmv.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
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.
This position manages the statewide program for management of mule deer in Nevada. Incumbent works closely with the big game staff biologist, regional supervising biologists and field biologists and makes recommendations regarding statewide management and research of mule deer. Supervises and coordinates ongoing mule deer research projects with UNR graduate students, updates the mule deer species management plan, biological bulletin, and attendant individual deer unit or area specific management prescriptions. Maintains efficient and effective communication between NDOW and partner organizations regarding scientific management of the mule deer resource in Nevada. Develops and manages federal aid grants for mule deer. Prepares and delivers presentations regarding scientific management of the mule deer resource to County Advisory Boards, the Wildlife Commission and partner organizations and serves on the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Western Mule Deer Working Group to promote sound management practices and keep NDOW an informed and proactive partner in managing mule deer in the Western United States. Performs other duties as assigned including but not limited to assisting with the development and management of a big game data base.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, biology or closely related field and four years of professional experience that included organizing, planning and completing wildlife management studies, writing technical reports and preparing species or land use management plans and recommendations related to wildlife management; OR one year as a Biologist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Examination
WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST (01.712) Training and Experience Exam
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Do you have a Master of Sciences degree from an accredited college or university in Wildlife Management, Biology or related field.
2) Describe your experience developing and administering program plans and procedures.
3) Describe your experience drafting Commission level policy statements.
4) Describe your experience conducting training seminars as it relates to 1) wildlife management, 2) statistical analysis and techniques 3) management applications 4) planning and coordinating instructors.
5) Describe your experience compiling annual and quarterly reports for presentation to 1) Agency 2) Legislative committees.
6) Describe your experience administering, monitoring and maintaining federal grants in the following areas: 1) writing project agreements and grants 2) working with grant administrators 3) monitoring cost accounting system and reports.
7) Describe your experience developing databases.
8) Describe your experience writing and reviewing technical reports.
9) Describe your experience developing and administering contracts.
10) Describe your experience developing and conducting program evaluations.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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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Email
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

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