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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 4
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,380.48 to  $87,320.16  PAY GRADE: 38
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: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Environmental Protection Administration
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.545
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 37644
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/17/2019
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.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
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 will serve as the Technical Scientific Expert for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Federal Facilities. Incumbent must possess a broad scientific background in multiple disciplines, including health physics, to exercise an expert level of judgement in planning long-range programmatic efforts to address state priorities for the disposal of a wide variety of low-level radiological waste generated by 26 United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites located throughout the United States at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS; formerly the Nevada Test Site), located in Mercury, Nevada. The incumbent must also be able to identify when and how to make programmatic adjustments, assess the risk to Nevada from any wastestream destined for disposal within the state and develop policy, guidance and procedures to address low-level waste related issues and problems. The Technical Scientific Expert (TSE) for the Bureau of Federal Facilities would be relied upon to: travel to and develop a working relationship with personnel at each of the 26 DOE sites to determine the types and volumes of low-level waste from each of the sites destined, or potentially destined for the NNSS, at the present time and in the foreseeable future. This waste disposition planning and forecasting will require developing an in-depth working knowledge of each of the 26 DOE sites in regards to site layout, specific radioactive waste types present at the facility, waste generation plans, timeframes and budgets.
This TSE would also be required to: work with the DOE at both the local and national level to further refine the present low-level radiological waste classification system or develop and implement a new, complex waste classification system and program to manage radioactive waste in the United States that is reasonable, achievable and protective of human health and the environment; draft and present any new legislation at the state and/or national level required by a refined or new low-level radiological waste classification system; develop, present and implement any subsequent complex technical regulations, guidance and plans and procedures at the state level. Additionally, the TSE would plan, execute and oversee enhanced waste verification activities at the various DOE sites, as well as at the NNSS, in order to rely less on generator and process knowledge and more on chemical analyses or real-time radiography methods. They would also increase the outreach to 21 different, identified stakeholder groups or individuals that share an interest in the management and disposal of low-level waste at the NNSS to include developing and making presentations to the public, task forces, working groups, the scientific community and legislature. Review and comment on every low-level waste profile submitted by any of the 26 DOE generators who request disposal of a low-level waste stream at the NNSS from a health physics expertise and viewpoint, such as radiological safety, is also required. Additionally, independent production of reports for management briefings on the various tasks performed and the exercise of an expert level of scientific and technical judgement to arrive at logical and defensible decisions in the areas described above is required. ***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 from an accredited college or university in the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and four years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research and planning; OR graduation from high school or equivalent and six years of professional environmental experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions may require a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    This position requires the incumbent to be a Certified Health Physicist by the Board of Health Physics within twelve months of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    This position will require the employee to successfully obtain and maintain a "Q" (top secret) security clearance through the DOE.
    At least 50% travel throughout the United States will be required with the slight possibility of international travel.
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 dealing with complex and sensitive issues with: 1) the public; 2) local governments; 3) other regulatory agencies; 4) federal agencies; and/or 5) federal contractors.
2) Describe your experience in the following areas: 1) developing presentations; and 2) public speaking.
3) Describe your experience, including the number of years, writing reports on technical issues.
4) Describe your experience in fiscal management in the following areas: 1) budget preparation and tracking; 2) contract management; and/or 3) grant management.
5) Describe your experience in the following areas: 1) supervision; 2) lead work; and/or 3) contract staff oversight.
6) Describe your experience in environmental project/program development, implementation and coordination.
7) How did you hear about this position?
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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