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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $42,553.44 to  $62,807.04  PAY GRADE: 32
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: Division of Forestry
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 01.806
Announcement Number: 32854
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/14/2017
Close Date: 12/14/2017
   Phone: **None**
   Email: cchisam@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Under direction, the Forestry Incident Accounts Specialist works with agency and cooperator staff after the completion of an incident to negotiate costs to be billed to cooperators and/or negotiate costs being billed by cooperators to ensure compliance with signed annual operating plans and master agreements. Incumbents determine costs to be accepted and/or rejected and authorize payments related to incident billings on behalf of the agency. Incumbents review and compare dispatch logs, fire maps, invoices and cooperative agreements for valid dates, locations, staff and equipment dispatched prior to authorizing payment. Additionally, the incumbent trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of an accounting staff and provides direction to technical and professional staff regarding fire billing procedures.
The incumbent is responsible for managing workload and workflow within the unit and for supervising and developing subordinate staff. Incumbent will interpret and provide guidance regarding applicable statutes, regulations, and policies and procedures. Duties include managing incident business records, reports and statewide incident data. Incident business experience, including National Wildlife Coordination Group (NWCG) qualifications such as Incident Business Advisor (INBA), Cost Unit Leader (COST), Finance Section Chief (FSC) or similar are preferred but not required.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of paraprofessional experience which included responsibility for: negotiating and signature authority for payment of high-dollar claims, contracts, and cost-share agreements with external agencies or entities; determining the validity of claims for payment and authorizing payments on behalf of employer; and accounts receivable and accounts payable; OR three years of wildland firefighting experience which included fire incident management assignments such as wildland personnel and equipment time reporting, procurement of supplies and equipment, acting as a unit leader or claims specialist and preparation of written reports/summaries; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Incumbent will be required to be participate in wildland fire incident response and be available for emergency assignments up to 14 days in duration, while staying in a fire camp setting. Can you meet this requirement?
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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