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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $52,032.96 to  $77,402.16  PAY GRADE: 36
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: Environmental Protection Administration
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 10.525
Announcement Number: 35876
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/03/2018
Close Date: 01/31/2019
   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.
This position is within the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation in Carson City. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and preparing written technical responses to submitted reports and documents related to groundwater hydrology studies, pit-lake geochemistry studies, predictive hydrological and geochemical computer models, ecological risk assessments, and geochemical and mineralogical characterization studies for Nevada mine facilities in support of the Bureau's Regulation Branch and Closure Branch permitting programs. The incumbent serves as lead hydrologist and geochemist for the Bureau, periodically helps train other Bureau and Division employees in aspects of hydrology, geochemistry and modeling, prepares and delivers presentations at technical conferences, and conducts collaborative studies as warranted on selected hydrology and geochemistry topics related to the Bureau's environmental programs.
The incumbent also periodically reviews permit applications, writes and issues Water Pollution Control Permits and Fact Sheets, reviews monitoring reports, performs mine-site inspections, and determines the compliance of assigned mine facilities with regulations and permit requirements. The incumbent is expected to work in a team environment with Bureau permit writers and inspectors, permittees, local, State, and Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the general public to ensure that all reasonable concerns related to the implementation of the Bureau's environmental programs are addressed at regulated mine facilities. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator able to create and maintain positive, professional working relationships both internally and externally and will be collaborative and adaptable. Duties may also include mentoring college engineering and science students participating in a Bureau internship program. Occasional travel (up to 10%) may be required. Qualified applicants may be required to submit a writing sample.

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 three years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research, planning, and technical support; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Some positions may require specialized experience which will be identified at the time of the recruitment.
Special Requirements
    This position has a 25% travel requirement.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience performing hydrological and geochemical computer modeling is required.
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 computer modeling experience including dates, employer(s), systems and attributes modeled, software codes employed, and the role and level of responsibility you had.
2) Describe your experience performing research, giving presentations, publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, and teaching or training others, in the field of hydrology, chemistry, geological sciences or a related physical science.
3) Do you have experience performing ecological risk assessments on mine pit lakes to evaluate health risks to human, terrestrial and avian life?
4) Are you familiar with the Water Pollution Control statutes and regulations that pertain to Nevada metal mining operations?
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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