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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST IV - Wildlife Diversity - Las Vegas
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Wildlife
Division: Wildlife
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 01.724
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 20513
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/16/2013
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
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.
Provides supervision for non-game field biologists and implements science-based Wildlife Diversity management programs to meet the needs of wildlife resources region-wide. Coordinates staff to accomplish Wildlife Diversity Division work program objectives and implements programs and procedures for non-game program elements guided by Nevada's Wildlife Action Plan. In addition this position coordinates environmental inputs and habitat restoration efforts with the Habitat Division, and is the terrestrial wildlife lead on the multiple Habitat Conservation Plans in Southern Nevada. This position is also the primary contact to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in dealing with wild and pet desert tortoise issues and concerns in Southern Nevada.

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 (01.724) 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) Describe your field experience in wildlife above the minimum qualifications.
2) Describe your GIS experience.
3) Describe your public contact experience.
4) Describe your report writing experience regarding biology, wildlife management, and/or fisheries.
5) Describe your experience supervising wildlife specific positions.
6) Do you possess an advanced degree (Masters and/or Doctorate) from an accredited college or university in a related field? Describe the type of degree you have.
7) Describe your budgeting and grant proposal experience.
8) Describe your experience working with outside entities on related projects.
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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