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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST - Reno - Native Aquatic Species Program Management
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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Wildlife
Division: Wildlife
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.712
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 20399
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/04/2013
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 is responsible for management, monitoring, coordination and reporting of annual Federal Aid grants including Aquatic State Wildlife, Section 6 and native trout elements of the Sport Fish Restoration grant from US FWS and other grants and agreements funding native aquatic species projects with BLM, Bureau of Reclamation and other entities. Coordinates grant processes with US FWS Federal Aid and Ecological Services offices and completes ESA and NEPA compliance necessary to insure grants and agreements comply with applicable Federal requirements and regulations. Provides technical assistance and direction for NDOW native species fisheries programs statewide including planning and implementation associated wtih the Nevada Wildlife Action Plan. Coordinates NDOW native aquatic species program activities with internal staff and external entities including Federal, State and local government agencies to insure effective implementation of those programs including participating on species recovery teams, interagency work groups and presentations to the public and agency cooperators. Provides administrative functions for native aquatic species programs and projects including the development and monitoring of work programs and budgets, development and submission of grants narratives, development and monitoring of contracts for native aquatic species program projects, monitoring of project performance and effectiveness and reporting on grant activities and project findings to meet internal and funding agency requirements.

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 - Native Aquatic Species
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 experience developing and/or administering program plans, procedures and work plans for fish management and conservation.
2) Describe your experience coordinating programs and projects with Federal, State and local government entities.
3) Describe your experience implementing and providing technical assistance for projects and programs involving a) native trout species, b) non-game endemic fishes, c) amphibians, and/or d) species recovery plans.
4) Describe your experience compiling annual/quarterly reports for presentation to agency management.
5) Describe your experience a) administering and maintaining project agreements and grants, b) monitoring cost accounting systems and reports, and/or c) working with grant administrators.
6) Describe your experience working with NEPA, ESA and other environmental compliance processes and requirements.
7) Describe your experience a) developing and/or b) maintaining databases.
8) Describe your experience a) writing and/or b) reviewing technical reports.
9) Do you have a Master's degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, biology or related. If so please indicate your degree(s), the name of the accredited college or university where the degree was obtained and date of completion.
10) Describe your experience developing and administering contracts.
11) 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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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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