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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $53,598.96 to  $79,719.84  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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Division of Forestry
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 01.810 A
Announcement Number: 37960
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/08/2019
Close Date: 09/05/2019
   Phone: **None**
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Conservation Staff Specialists assist in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures related to areas such as resource management, safety and training, fire management and policy management pertinent to the assigned area of natural resource management, preservation, conservation and protection.
The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities (The Network) (http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-adapted-communities/) is a statewide organization that promotes wildfire preparedness, including defensible space and threat mitigation activities across all 17 counties of Nevada. As a collaborative focal point to support the development of fire adapted communities, The Network works collaboratively with a variety of government organizations, homeowner, and community based partners. The Executive Coordinator is responsible for providing the leadership and oversight necessary to: 1) Create a sustainable organization consisting of an effective statewide network of local fire adapted communities fully prepared for the occurrence of wildfire, 2) Support the development of community wildfire protection planning efforts to better prepare communities, counties and agencies for wildfire, 3) Promote fuels reduction and mitigation projects in wildland urban interface communities to reduce risk and mitigate potential loss. The Executive Coordinator will provide programmatic development, establishment, and operations management following the recommendations of the Advisory Board, with the supervisory, legal, logistical, and fiscal oversight provided by staff of the Nevada Division of Forestry. Applicants should visit http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-adapted-communities/ to gain better insight on the position specifics prior to applying for the position. ***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 biology, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, parks management, fire management or related field and three years of journey level professional experience in a relevant resource management field that included assisting in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures; coordinating special grant programs and/or contracts; and coordinating training programs; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions require specialized skills and experience in grant management, policy development, equipment and property management, fire and/or resource management, or other natural resource field and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
Special Requirements
    A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience with financial management to include working with grants and creating related reports is required.
    Experience with community wildfire issues and adaptation principles is required.
    Experience with map-based tracking, analysis, and planning is required.
    Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Power Point
    Microsoft Excel Intermediate level
    Microsoft Word Intermediate level
    Microsoft Access
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) Do you have experience with coalition building around community issues? Please describe.
2) How did you hear about this job?
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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