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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST IV - Habitat - Mining Program
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,694.40 to  $74,082.24  PAY GRADE: 37
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: Wildlife
Division: Wildlife
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 01.724
Announcement Number: 19602
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 06/19/2013
Close Date: 07/10/2013
   Phone: (775)684-4951
   Email: DBadger@dmv.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Biologists conduct fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects and research studies including data collection, analysis and interpretation; develop and implement project proposals and work plans; prepare recommendations; and participate in public relations activities.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
This is a supervisory position in the Habitat Division, Eastern Region, providing supervision, guidance and direction for the mining program and the technical guidance program in the Region. The technical guidance program involves development of wildlife inputs into land-use planning at Federal, State, couunty and local levels. The mining program implements NRS 502.390 plus NAC 502.460 through 502.495. Persons under the direction of this position implement Artificial Pond permitting, site compliance visits and input into mining operations to minimize impacts to wildlife and provide inputs into site reclamation. Provides agency review of NEPA, State Clearinghouse and other projects for the Eastern Region and interfaces with other agencies.

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 biology, wildlife management or closely related field and four years of professional experience in wildlife, fisheries or habitat management; OR one year of experience as a Biologist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Examination
If there are five or fewer qualified applicants, the exam will consist of an application evaluation. (This statement does not apply for Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied (URS) announcements).
Biologist IV - Habitat (NDOW)
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) Describe your field experience, including the number of years, in wildlife.
2) Describe your GIS experience.
3) Describe your public contact experience in which you were responsible for explaining, defending, and/or educating others. In your description include your subject/topic and public group that you were addressing.
4) Describe your technical writing experience regarding biology, wildlife and fisheries management, impact assessment and mitigation formulation.
5) Describe your experience supervising wildlife specific positions.
6) Do you have Master's or Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field? If so, please indicate your degree(s), the name of the accredited college or university the degree(s) was obtained, and date of completion.
7) Describe your budgeting and grant proposal experience.
8) Describe your experience working with regulatory agencies and project proponents on impact assessment and related projects.
9) Describe your experience with the interpretation and/or application of Environmental Protection laws and regulations including National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy Management Act, Forest Management Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Utility Environmental Protection Act.
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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