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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,777.92 to  $73,956.96  PAY GRADE: 35
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: Agriculture
Division: Plant Industry
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.536
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 35822
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/26/2018
Close Date: 12/10/2018
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology, and other environmental programs.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
This position is located within the Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division, Environmental Services in Sparks, NV. This position is responsible for implementation of the Nevada Department of Agriculture's water protection program and assists with the restricted-use pesticide (RUP) certification program. In addition to this, the successful applicant will act as the point of contact for the pesticide waste disposal/container recycling programs and perform inspection duties related to the enforcement of state and federal pesticide laws. Work responsibilities include the collection of ground and surface water samples; routine pesticide inspections and investigations; organize certification training programs and give presentations; maintenance of related databases; take questions from industry/public on related programs; and coordinate activities with other agencies. The selected candidate will be required to complete the training required to obtain Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) credentials, as well as successfully obtain a restricted-use pesticide certification within one year of the date of employment. A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. This position is subject to standby/call back and may require working nights, weekends, and holidays. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree in the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and eighteen months of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research, planning, and technical support; OR eighteen months of experience as an Environmental Scientist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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) Describe your experience with conducting field work alone and in group projects.
2) Describe your experience in the following areas: 1) developing presentations; and 2) public speaking.
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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Email
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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