APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 46
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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Under general administrative direction, incumbents serve as deputy to the Administrator of one of the
regulatory agencies in the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Duties include management of
professional, technical and administrative support staff; budget development and monitoring; development of
policies and regulations; and ensuring compliance with applicable State and federal regulations and statutes.
Under direction of the State Engineer, this position administers the activities and programs of major sections within the Division of Water Resources. The position will assist the State Engineer on a nearly daily basis with decisions related to the responsibilities of the Division.
The position directly supervises a Manager II and Chief Section head(s) and is responsible for guiding the work output of the Sections. The position will assign work projects, check the progress of the assignments and verify that the final product meets the Division's high standards in order to best carry out the responsibilities of the Division, including the ability to withstand judicial review.
The position performs review of final work products for compliance with the water law and Division policies and programs; performs final review and approval on projects and water right rulings; develops and monitors multiple budgets; establishes goals and objectives; and evaluates staff in each program area.
This position also represents the State Engineer before various boards, committees, business groups, civic groups, homeowners associations and the legislature. This position may also serve on technical advisory committees to explain Division policy, state statutes and regulations regarding water resource issues and works closely with the deputy attorney generals, keeping informed of ongoing litigation and assuring arguments that are being made on the State Engineer's behalf comport with his or her understanding of the decisions being defended, the facts and the law.
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 engineering, the natural or physical sciences, public administration, law or related field and four years of experience supervising natural resource regulatory programs or relevant specialized programs in areas of water resources or environmental protection. The required experience must have included program planning, budget development and maintenance, policy analysis and interpretation, and training and supervision of professional staff; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Deputy Administrator, Regulatory Agency (DCNR)
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, including the number of years, with Nevada Water Law to include adjudications and appropriative rights.
2) Describe your experience, including the number of years, supervising staff to include: 1) planning and directing work; 2) evaluating employee performance; and 3) problem solving and/or disciplinary action.
3) Describe your experience in making public presentations to include: a) explaining program policies and/or procedures; b) representing the State Engineer in adversarial or confrontational situations; and/or c) representing the State Engineer before various boards, committees, business groups, home owners associations and the State Legislature.
4) Describe your experience, including the number of years, developing agency policies and procedures.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your general knowledge relative to engineering, hydrology, geology and other natural resource fields as they relate to water.
2) Describe your knowledge of and experience with understanding Nevada and/or Western water law.
3) Describe your experience associated with preparing and giving presentations to the general public, business groups and/or legislative bodies.